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Topics Explored: Ecosystems, Population, Percent Change, Gather-Reason-Communicate with Evidence

This case study explores the the decline and rise of the American black bear (Ursus americanus) population in New Jersey, their interactions with people in America’s most densely populated state, cultural carrying capacity, and the dilemmas faced by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. Answer key included.

Case Study: New Jersey Black Bears (Teacher & Student Edition)