Monitor and collect baseline data on black bear movement, gene flow, and genetic isolation among five recovering populations within the Mississippi Alluvial Valley in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Project will help assess black bear response to bottomland hardwood restoration efforts and establish a regional black bear monitoring protocol by leveraging monitoring efforts in the three states, coordinating standardized protocols for sampling, and collaborating on analyses.
NFWF Grant Profile
Lower MS Alluvial Valley Fund
Project Title: Black Bear Monitoring in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley (AR, LA, MS)
Mississippi State University
Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi