In the 1950’s it was thought the black bear no longer resided in Missouri. However, following reintroduction efforts in Arkansas, black bears have established themselves in southern Missouri and have been sighted in 93 of the 114 counties of Missouri. Because MDC is responsible to ensure bear populations develop and are maintained, we have initiated a research project to learn more about Missouri’s bear populations. Join us for the first of three special presentations on large Missouri mammals. A member from the Black Bear Project will be here to talk about the experiences they’ve had and what they have
learned about this elusive animal.
A reception with light hors d’oeuvres will start at 6:30 p.m. followed by the
presentation at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 15, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
No registration required (adults; ages 14+ are welcome to attend with an adult )
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center