The IBA Management Committee is comprised of North American mangers tasked with informing IBA of important issues and needs of North American managers.

The Management Committee works closely with IBA Council to develop programs and resources for managers. If you are interested in finding out more about the IBA management committee, contact the Committee Chair, Rich Beausoleil.

To view the Eastern and Western Black Bear Workshop proceedings, click here.

Agency Manuals and Survey Results

Title: Responding to Human-Bear Conflict & Capture-Handling of Black Bears – A Field Techniques Guide for Agency Bear Biologists and Officers
Author: Richard A. Beausoleil & Carl Lackey

Download Agency Manual

Title: Agency responses to a 2015 Agency Black Bear survey conducted for the Western and Eastern Black Bear Workshops
Author: Richard A. Beausoleil & Carl Lackey

Download Survey Results

IBA management committee

Rich Beausoleil, Chair

Bear & Cougar Specialist
Karelian Bear Dog Program (Cash)

Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
3515 State Highway 97A
Wenatchee, WA 98801

(509) 664-3148
Dan Bjornlie

Large Carnivore Biologist
Wyoming Game & Fish Dept.

260 Buena Vista
Lander, WY 82520

307) 332-7723 x249
Mike Hooker

University of Georgia
180 East Green St
Athens, GA 30602

Carl Lackey

Game Biologist
Karelian Bear Dog Program (Rooster)

1100 Valley Road
Reno, NV 89512

(775) 720-6130
Dave Telesco

Bear Management Program Coordinator
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

620 South Meridian Street MS 6B
Tallahassee, FL 32399

(850) 922-4330

Mark Ternent

Black Bear Project Leader
Pennsylvania Game Commission

351 Howard Divide Rd
Howard, PA 16841

(814) 625-3597
Jennifer Vashon

Canada Lynx and Black Bear Biologist

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
650 State St. Bangor, ME 04401

(207) 941-4238