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Black Bears Buck the Trend, Thrive in California

October 06, 2010 by Victoria Schlesinger

In an unusual reversal of most wildlife trends, the black bear population is at an all time high and occupies a greater range in California today than it did before the Gold Rush. At that time the state was home to both black bears and the California grizzly, which seemingly dominated every local ecological niche.

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What are your chances of seeing a black bear in the Bay Area?

April 01, 2002 by Joe Mueller

Black bears, Ursus americanus, are found in many forested regions of California. In the Sierra Nevada they occur in all ...

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