Identifying Public Attitudes Toward Recovery and Management of Black Bears in Alabama

Michael Heneghan

Auburn University

I am a second year Master's Student at Auburn University studying human dimensions of black bear management in the state of Alabama. I have a BS in Forestry with a concentration in Conservation Biology from Northern Arizona University. My professional experience includes working as a wildland firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service, a wildlife researcher in South Africa and a wildlife technician on the Arizona Game and Fish Department's Sonoran pronghorn recovery project.


Although black bear (Ursus americanus) populations in Alabama have been low since the early part of the 20th century, increased sightings over the past decade have facilitated discussion on restoring populations throughout the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Michael Heneghan (Auburn University)
  2. Wayde Morse (Auburn University)

Topic Areas

Topics: Cultural Psychology and Wildlife Governance , Topics: Working with the Public , Topics: Human Wildlife Conflict


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