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 & Steve Dobey

Download Survey Results

IBA management committee

Carl Lackey, Chair

Game Biologist
Nevada Department of Wildlife

1100 Valley Road
Reno, NV 89512
United States of America

Dan Bjornlie

Large Carnivore Biologist
Wyoming Game & Fish Dept.

260 Buena Vista
Lander, WY 82520
United States of America

+1.307.332.7723 x249
Mike Hooker

University of Georgia

180 East Green St
Athens, GA 30602
United States of America

Dave Telesco

Bear Management Program Coordinator
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

620 South Meridian Street MS 6B
Tallahassee, FL 32399
United States of America


Mark Ternent

Black Bear Project Leader
Pennsylvania Game Commission

351 Howard Divide Rd
Howard, PA 16841
United States of America

Jennifer Vashon

Canada Lynx and Bear Biologist
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

650 State Street
Bangor, ME 04401
United States of America