ADDENDUM TO “A SAMPLING OF DEN DATA”
Northwestern New Jersey
Source: NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Black Bear Project
During den study checks in the winter of 2011, Division staff identified the dens of 21 radio-collared, adult female black bears. Bears denned in brush piles (28.5%), excavations (23.8%), rock cavities (14.3%), manmade structures (14.3%), open nests (9.5%) and tree dens (9.5%). In 2011, no black bears were found denned under rootballs (0%).