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N.C.: Smoky Mountains gets help with human-bear conflicts

(Oct. 12, 2018) -- To help reduce the number of human-bear conflicts in the sprawling, mountainous park on the North Carolina-Tennessee border, which serves as a bear sanctuary, the Friends of the Smokies and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy continue to assist the park with proactive bear management.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — While humans still greatly outnumber black bears in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, when the two collide, there can be unpleasant consequences.

To help reduce the number of human-bear conflicts in the sprawling, mountainous park on the North Carolina-Tennessee border, which serves as a bear sanctuary, the Friends of the Smokies and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy continue to assist the park with proactive bear management.

Read the full story from Citizen Times.

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Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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