Click here to go to the official Bear Group Facebook page. It has the BEAR Group's up-to-date actions. The BEAR Group's focus is doing things that have impact & matter, keeping us strong, and doing what's right for bears.
Our work will lead to permanent black bear protection. We are the only group in New Jersey that has 85 outreach events, 10 billboards, met with over 57 legislators to keep issue alive, got international coverage for our bears to keep momentum high, does Black Bear Presentations, research, white papers, Op-Eds, has a lawsuit in progress against the hunt, understands New Jersey's political system, and stopped 8 bears hunts since 2000.
The BEAR Group secured Phil Murphy's promise he will stop the hunt. We must hold him to this promise.
Pedals' Law is still critical, even after the hunt is stopped. Pedals' Law will bring down complaints, which are used to justify bear hunting. Keep fighting the good fight!
The legislative initiatives below help build momentum for the bears in the state legislature.
A2455 (Pedals' Law) Prohibits bear hunting and establishes non-lethal control program for black bear for five years; prohibits certain actions that result in feeding of bears and requires use of bear-resistant containers; dumpsters, and food boxes in bear habitat. Please contact your state Senators and two Assembly members to ask for support of this vital measure.
Click here to locate your state legislators.
Many of our current events are listed on our Facebook page. Please like us and get involved.
We are always looking for events, such as town fairs, to staff an information table. Contact us to suggest an event or to help staff one.
Reaching the public through the below outreach events is critical to our mission to stop the hunt and protect bears permanently. Without the public behind us, the legislators and governor will NOT care. And educating the public about bears reduces complaints and unwarranted fears.
If you are not tabling with us, start. DO IT NOW!
We hope that we can count on you for your help at these important events.
Please contact our Director of Outreach and Advertisement, Doreen for more information and to sign up.
To see a list of BEAR OUTREACH EVENTS, GO HERE AND SCROLL DOWN TO: UPCOMING OUTREACH EVENTS