Who We Are
The North Bay Bear Collaborative is a working group of agencies, non-profit conservation groups, landowners and individuals committed being proactive liaisons between humans and bears. Our aim is to mitigate future challenges that may arise from our increasing black bear population.
NBBC is also improving the infrastructure of our regional and state parks. We will be installing bear proof trash cans and food storage containers in camp grounds and back country sites.
Beyond outreach and infrastructure, we are collecting data to map the range of North Bay black bears. This will help us to better understand their dispersal patterns. We hope in the future to begin a DNA study to determine how individual bears are genetically related to one another.