Skip to main content

The Florida Black Bear

We want your feedback on the update to Florida Black Bear Management Plan

The FWC is seeking public input on an update to the state’s comprehensive Florida Black Bear Management Plan. The original plan was created in 2012 to provide a statewide framework for actions needed to ensure the long-term survival of bears and address bear management challenges.

The updates to the original plan, include new data, an expansion of the Bear Management Unit Profiles, and a new section on population management techniques.

Ready to get started? Below you will find a list of relevant documents and a link to a survey to provide your input:


What's going on with bears in Florida?

Need Help?

Learn how to resolve and report human-bear conflicts, sick/injured/orphaned/dead bears.