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

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.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

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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