New Jersey Black Bear Den Data

NJLOGOsmallThe bear den data below can be used with the Home Sweet Home “Bear Beds” activity in the Understanding Black Bears” K-8 Classroom Curriculum.

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%).

Bears in dens

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