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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Bear on the Plateau: An Interpretive Program at Blue Heron Campground, Saturday, June 1

American Black Bear
American Black Bear

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News Release Date: May 23, 2013
Contact: Bill Herman, 606-376-3787
Contact: Effie Houston, 423-569-9778

The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area announces a 45-minute, ranger-led interpretive program about Big South Fork's largest mammal: American Black Bear.  Come and enjoy an evening outdoors with Ranger Debby Zimmerman at the campfire circle to learn more about a myriad of bear-related topics such as historical relationships with human cultures, black bear biology, how to stay safe in bear country, and your role in keeping bear populations wild.  This fun, fact-filled evening activity begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. (EDT) on Saturday, June 1, at the Blue Heron Campground.

This campfire circle program is free of charge and wheelchair accessible.  Please wear weather-appropriate clothing.  Everyone is welcome.

For directions or additional information, please call the Blue Heron Interpretive Center at (606) 376-3787.

Did You Know?

Park interpreter presents program on Longhunters.

Longhunters were some of the first Europeans to traverse the Big South Fork region. It is said they were called longhunters either for the long rifles they carried or because the were typically gone on hunting trips for so long, sometimes up to a year.