Click the link to access Texas Parks and Wildlife's East Texas Black Bear Conservation and Management Plan.
Click the link to access the Black Bear Conservation Coalition's Black Bear Management Handbook.
Click the link to access an Educator's Guide to Black Bears of East Texas.
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Scientific Publications Regarding Black Bears in Texas
Ordered by date descending Goebel, C., S. Stevens, C. Dennison and P.M. Harveson. 2016. Black bear denning behavior in the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park. Texas Wildlife: January 2016.
Siegmund, T. and C. Comer 2014. Habitat suitability modeling for black bears in northeast Texas. International Bear News 23.2: 22-23.
Kaminski, D. J., C. E. Comer, N. P. Garner, I. K. Hung, and G. E. Calkins. June 2013. Using GIS-based, regional extent habitat suitability modeling to identify conservation priority areas: a case study of the Louisiana black bear in east Texas. Journal of Wildlife Management 77(8): 1639-1649.
Harveson, P.M. 2011. Predicting for the return of west Texas black bears: identifying potential black bear corridors and recolonization scenarios. Texas Wildlife: May 2011.
Kaminski, D.J. 2011. Assessment of the population status and evaluation of suitable habitats for the Louisiana black bear (Ursus americanus luteolus) in east Texas. Thesis, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, USA.
Morzillo, A.T., J.R. Ferrari, and J. Liu. 2011. An integration of habitat evaluation, individual based modeling, and graph theory for a potential black bear population recovery in southeastern Texas, USA. Landscape Ecology 26:69-81.
Stephens Williams, P., R. Darville, A. Keul, M. Legg, N. P. Garner, C. Comer. Nov/Dec 2011. Stakeholders' attitudes toward black bear in east Texas. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 16.6: 414-424.
Morzillo, A. T., A. G. Mertig, J. W. Hollister, N. P. Garner, and J. Liu. June 2010. Socioeconomic factors affecting local support for black bear recovery strategies. Environmental Management 45.6: 1299-1311.
Harveson, P.M. 2009. Black bears flourish in Big Bend. Texas Wildlife: Nov. 2009, Pages 18-19.
Rice, M.B., W.B. Ballard, E.B. Fish, D.B. Wester, and D.A. Holdermann. 2007. Predicting private landowner support toward recolonizing black bears in the Trans-Pecos region of Texas. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 12:405-415.
Morzillo, A. T., A. G. Mertig, N. P. Garner, and J. Liu. Dec. 2007. Resident attitudes toward black bears and population recovery in east Texas. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 12.6: 417-428.
Rice, M.B., W.B. Ballard, E.B. Fish, D.B. Wester, and D. Holdermann. Dec. 2007. Predicting private landowner support toward recolonizing black bears in the Trans-Pecos Region of Texas. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 12.6: 405-415.
Morzillo, A. T., A. G. Mertig, N. P. Garner, and J. Liu. Jan. 2007. Spatial distribution of attitudes toward proposed management strategies for a wildlife recovery. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 12.1: 15-29.
Barker, J., O. Bocanegra, G. E.Calkins, D. Dietz, J. Duguay, N. P. Garner, and R. Maxey. 2005. East Texas Black Bear Conservation and Management Plan, 2005-2015. Texas Parks and Wildlife. 60 pp.
Mitchell, F. S., D. P. Onorato, E. C. Hellgren, J. R. Skiles, Jr., and L. A. Harveson. 2005. Wintering ecology of American black bears in a desert montane island. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:164–171.
Onorato, D.P.,E.C. Hellgren, R.A. Van Den Bussche, and D.L. Doan-Crider. 2004. Phylogeographic patterns within a metapopulation of black bears (Ursus americanus) in the American Southwest. Journal of Mammalogy 85: 140-147.
Onorato, D. P. 2003. Conservation ecology of a metapopulation of black bears in the Big Bend ecosystem. PhD Dissertation, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK., USA.
Onorata, D.P., E.C. Hellgren, F.S. Mitchell, and J.R. Skiles, Jr. 2003. Home range and habitat use of American black bears on a desert montane island in Texas. Ursus 14: 120-129.
Mitchell, F.S. 2001. Wintering ecology and food habits of black bears in Big Bend National Park. Master’s Thesis, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas, USA.
Onorato, D.P., and E.C. Hellgren. 2001. Black bear at the border: natural recolonization of the Trans-Pecos. Pages 245-259 in D. S. Maehr, R.F. Noss and J.L. Larkin, editors. Large mammal restoration: ecological and sociological challenges in the 21st century. Island Press, Washington, D.C., USA.
Garner, N. P. and B. R. McKinney. 2000. Texas status report survey, black bear. Pages 90-94 in David Immell, eds., Proceedings of 7th Western Black Bear Workshop: Abstracts and State/Provincial Status Reports. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Coos Bay, Oregon.
McKinney, B. R., and M. T. Pittman. 1999. Habitat use, diet, home range, and movement of resident, and relocated black bears in a lower Chihuahuan Desert habitat. Wildlife Diversity Group, Project WER39 STATE. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, Texas. 42 pp.
Epps, C. W. 1997. Habitat suitability for black bear (Ursus americanus) in the Neches Bottom and Jack Gore Baygall units of Big Thicket National Preserve. Senior Honors Thesis. Biology Dept., Rice University, Houston, Texas.
Garner, N.P. and S. Willis. 1997. Black bear habitat suitability in east Texas. In Wildlife Research Highlights, Texas Parks and Wildlife, 1997. Pages 18-19.
Doan-Crider, D. L. 1995. Food habits of the Mexican black bear in Big Bend National Park, Texas and the Serranias del Burro, Coahuila, Mexico, 1991-94. Spec. Report Big Bend Nat. Park, TX. 40 pp.
Skiles, R. 1995. Black bears in Big Bend National Park. Pages 67-73 in J. Auger and H. Black, editors. Proceedings of the Fifth Western Black Bear Workshop. Provo, Utah, USA.
Hellgren, E.C. 1993. Status, distribution, and summer food habits of black bears in Big Bend National Park. Southwest Naturalist 38:77-80.