The Bear Program's primary mission is to protect black bears and their habitat.
Our Bear Smart Community outreach program serves to educate residents about bears, reduce unwarranted fears and increase tolerance of our bear neighbors. Both our protection and education objectives foster a peaceful coexistence and replaces fear with respect and understanding.
We are the only organizational program in New Jersey that works solely to protect bears. We meet the second Wednesday of every month except June, July and August in West Milford, New Jersey.