Restore 700 acres of forest habitat in Russell Sage State Wildlife Management Area to benefit Louisiana black bear, pilot a BearWise project coordinator to address human-bear conflicts, and identify landscape barriers to bear movement and gene flow within the Mississippi Alluvial Valley of Louisiana. Project will restore soil hydrology, forest and understory growth, engage communities to decrease human-bear conflict, and identify which environmental variables influence population connectivity.
NFWF Grant Profile
Lower MS Alluvial Valley Fund
Project Title: Restoring Habitat and Addressing Barriers to Improving Louisiana Black Bear Populations (LA)
University of Memphis
Lower and Upper Atchafalaya River Basins, Tensas River Basin, and Three Rivers Complex