Event Title

Texas Black Bears

Location

Stephen F Austin State University, Baker Pattillo Student Center, Regent's Suite A and Twilight Ballroom

Start Date

7-4-2011 4:00 PM

End Date

7-4-2011 8:00 PM

Description

One way to promote conservation efforts in an area is to bring awareness of the connections our society has with the animal that is under threat. Black Bears were once abundant throughout Texas, but through hunting and habitat loss, the bears had been eliminated from Texas by the 1950s. The placing of the Louisiana subspecies as threatened under The Federal Endangered Species Act in 1922 allowed populations to recover in Louisiana, and there have been several sightings in East Texas since. The face of Texas has been forever altered byt the presence of black bears. From the forests of East Texas to the peak of West Texas' Bear Mountain, black bears left their legacy in the form of landmark's named by settlers and Native Americans alike.

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Texas Black Bears

Stephen F Austin State University, Baker Pattillo Student Center, Regent's Suite A and Twilight Ballroom

One way to promote conservation efforts in an area is to bring awareness of the connections our society has with the animal that is under threat. Black Bears were once abundant throughout Texas, but through hunting and habitat loss, the bears had been eliminated from Texas by the 1950s. The placing of the Louisiana subspecies as threatened under The Federal Endangered Species Act in 1922 allowed populations to recover in Louisiana, and there have been several sightings in East Texas since. The face of Texas has been forever altered byt the presence of black bears. From the forests of East Texas to the peak of West Texas' Bear Mountain, black bears left their legacy in the form of landmark's named by settlers and Native Americans alike.