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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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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?

Devils Jump Rapid is just below the site of the proposed dam.

In the 1960's Congress requested the Army Corps of Engineers to study the feasibility of damming the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River just above the Devils Jump Rapid to create another reservoir. Had that happened Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area would never have existed.