From the Virginia Outdoor Report:
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is seeking public input on its Draft Virginia Black Bear Management Plan. The comment period will run June 11th through August 1, 2012.
Beginning June 11, 2012, the draft plan will be available online.
Members of the public will be able to review and submit comments online. Comments may also be mailed to Jaime Sajecki BBMP, VDGIF, 4010 W. Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230. The comment period ends August 1, 2012.
Guided by the VDGIF mission, the Virginia Black Bear Management Plan includes four goals that specify general directions for: (1) bear populations, (2) bear habitat, (3) bear-related recreation, and (4) human-bear interactions. Specific objectives will help guide the attainment of each goal, and potential strategies will identify how each objective will be achieved. By clarifying directions for black bear management, this plan will assist the VDGIF Board of Directors, VDGIF wildlife managers, and the public in addressing black bear issues.