Program on black bears comes to town


WAYNESBORO— The local black bear population is in the spotlight during “Mid-Atlantic Black Bear Biology and Management,” a free program on Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Apostles, 336 Barnett Ave., Waynesboro.

The program is hosted by The Institute in partnership with the Antietam Watershed Association (AWA), and presented by Brian Eyler, a wildlife biologist with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Wildlife & Heritage Service. 

“Black bears are a common resident in the mountains that surround the Cumberland Valley and Antietam Watershed,” Eyler said. “This once-rare species in the area is expanding its range due to successful conservation efforts.” 

Eyler will discuss the biology and status of black bears in the mid-Atlantic region and how the Maryland Department of Natural Resources manages this charismatic species and the challenges they can present.

A Waynesboro native, Eyler holds a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science from Penn State and a master’s in ecology from the University of Maryland. He has been a biologist with the Maryland DNR for 21 years.

For more information, email The Institute at [email protected], or call 717-762-0373.

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