Black Bear Conservation Coalition

The BBCC is a broad-based coalition of private citizens. It includes over 60 different government agencies, universities, forest, agricultural, and energy companies, as well as private groups.

For the last twenty years, BBCC’s mission has been to promote the restoration of the Louisiana Black Bear in its historic range through education, research, and habitat management. A broad-based cooperative approach has made us successful.

In the early 90’s very little was known about the ecology of the Louisiana black bear. The BBCC, through its diverse membership, helped secure the resources to fund the studies that gave us an understanding of the ecology of the Louisiana black bear. The initial research began after the petition to list the bear in 1987. That marked the beginning of over two decades of intensive scientific research documenting the complex and varied aspects of bear ecology. We appreciate the many generous private and corporate landowners in the region who have been essential cooperators in all research projects. Very little research would be possible without their support.

Ongoing research efforts are focused on population estimates, using hair snare data. The BBCC is no longer involved in the research aspect of bear restoration. The state and federal agencies have taken responsibility for those activities.

For a comprehensive list of scientific research conducted on the Louisiana Black Bear please email us.

Contact Black Bear Conservation Coalition

6160 Perkins Road
P.O. Box 80442
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70808
Phone: (225) 763-5425


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Texas

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