As human populations continue to rise and move into traditional wildlife habitat, human/wildlife contact is becoming more prevalent. Here is some general information and techniques for Virginia property owners when wildlife becomes a problem. Read more »
Black bears are becoming an increasingly common sight in Virginia—bears now live in almost every county! We are fortunate to have a healthy and sustainable population of these animals in the Commonwealth. But even as our black bear population grows and expands, at the same time, residential areas are encroaching into the forested lands and habitats used by bears and other wildlife, thus increasing the chances for bear/human interaction or conflicts. Let's all do our part to help manage black bears by watching this video and learning how to live with bears in Virginia.