Eastern Black Bear Workshops

The purpose of the biennial Eastern Black Bear Workshop is to bring together state/provincial biologists, federal biologists, and university researchers with responsibilities for managing black bear populations in the eastern USA and Canada to discuss issues important to the management, conservation, and perpetuation of those black bear populations. EBBWs are inherently different from general conferences. Whereas conferences have the purpose of sharing information through the presentation of research and management papers, EBBWs are designed not only to share information, but more specifically to discuss and find solutions to problems of managing bear populations at the regional level. EBBWs are “working” meetings and not intended to duplicate conferences designed for just listening and learning. The first official Eastern Black Bear Workshop was held in Delmar, New York in July 1972. Since 1972, the Workshop has had a consistent and successful track record of 23 biennial meetings hosted by 19 states and one Canadian province.

22nd Eastern Black Bear Workshop
April 26, 2015 – April 29, 2015 in Louisville, MS

21st Eastern Black Bear Workshop
April 28, 2013 – May 1, 2013 in Millinocket, Maine

20th Eastern Black Bear Workshop
May 1, 2011 – May 4, 2011 in Hendersonville, North Carolina USA

19th Eastern Black Bear Workshop
April 9, 2007 – April 12, 2007 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia

18th Eastern Black Bear Workshop
April 3, 2005 – April 7, 2005 in Tallahassee, FL, USA

17th Eastern Black Bear Workshop
March 2, 2003 – March 5, 2003 in Mount Olive, NJ, USA

16th Eastern Black Bear Workshop
March 25, 2001 – March 28, 2001 in Clemson, SC, USA

15th Eastern Black Bear Workshop
March 28, 1999 – March 31, 1999 in Lennox, MA, USA

14th Eastern Black Bear Workshop
April 13, 1997 – April 16, 1997 in Vicksburg, MS, USA

13th Eastern Black Bear Workshop
April 28, 1996 – May 1, 1996 in Stratton, VT, USA

12th Eastern Black Bear Workshop
April 28, 1994 – May 1, 1994 in Gatlinburg, TN, USA

11th Eastern Black Bear Workshop
April 1, 1992 – April 3, 1992 in Waterville Valley, NH, USA.

10th Eastern Black Bear Workshop
April 2, 1990 – April 5, 1990 in Bismarck, AR, USA

9th Eastern Black Bear Workshop
January 1, 1988 – January 2, 1998 in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada

8th Eastern Black Bear Workshop
April 15, 1986 – April 17, 1986 in Williamsburg, VA, USA

7th Eastern Black Bear Workshop
January 1, 1984 – January 2, 1984 in Homosassa, FL, USA

6th Eastern Black Bear Workshop
March 8, 1982 – March 11, 1982 in Marquette, MI, USA

5th Eastern Black Bear Workshop
March 17, 1980 – March 20, 1980 in Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA

4th Eastern Black Bear Workshop
April 3, 1987 – April 6, 1978 in Greenville, Maine, USA

3rd Eastern Black Bear Workshop
April 27, 1976 – April 28, 1976 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

2nd Eastern Black Bear Workshop
April 16, 1974 – April 18, 1974 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA

1st Eastern Black Bear Workshop
July 28, 1972 – July 19, 1972 in Delmar, New York, USA