New From CRPA TV: What To Do With The Bears?

June 6, 2024

With the crippling condition of the state budget and crime spiraling out of control, California faces tremendous challenges.  Now you can add one more to the list: bears.  Well bears themselves are majestic creatures, but the problem is that there are just WAY too many of them.

In the latest episode of CRPA TV, host Kevin Small welcomes CRPA Legislative Director Rick Travis to discuss the burgeoning bear population, which estimates show could be 2-3 times larger than is healthy for the ecosystem. As Rick explains, the state’s last habitat plan was prepared in the late 1990’s, so the plan being prepared now is long overdue.

How can this population be effectively managed?
What are the various political factors at play?
What are the consequences on other species?
How could or SHOULD the hunting community play a role here?

Tune in and get up to speed!