DWR seeks public review of Virginia Bear Management Plan

The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources is seeking public review of the next Virginia Bear Management Plan through September 5, 2023.

Once finalized, the new Bear Plan will guide bear management in the Commonwealth through 2032.

This includes a mission statement and six goals that address the areas of populations, habitat, recreation, human-bear conflicts, health, and welfare.

The first Bear Plan was established in 2001 and has been revised twice through the years through the involvement of public stakeholders and managers of bears in Virginia.

It is important to continue to develop and improve the plan to incorporate current public values and biological considerations.

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Public School Text Book Review

Shenandoah and Frederick County schools are in the process of adopting new textbooks for middle and high school courses. Parents and Community members are invited to review the materials being considered for adoption March 30- April 12 for Shenandoah County, March 30 – April 12 for Frederick County.

Those wishing to to participate in Shenandoah County please contact your local school to schedule an appointment.

For additional information, contact Supervisor of secondary Instructional Services for Frederick County DJ Cavalier at cavalied@fcpsk.net.

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