American Black bear (Ursus americanus)

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Listing Status:   

General Information

In the East, nearly black; in the West, black to cinnamon, with white blaze on chest. A "blue" phase occurs near Yakutat Bay, Alaska, and a nearly white population on Gribble Island, British Columbia, and the neighboring mainland. Snout tan or grizzled; in profile straight or slightly convex. 3 pairs of upper incisors equal in size. Male much larger than female.

  • States/US Territories in which the American Black bear, County range of LA b.bear is known to or is believed to occur:  Mississippi
  • US Counties in which the American Black bear, County range of LA b.bear is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
1992-01-07 Southeast Region (Region 4) County range of LA b.bear

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
1990-06-21 00:00:00.0 55 FR 25341 25345 ETWP; Proposed Threatened Status for the Louisiana Black Bear. Proposed Designation of Threatened by Similarity of Appearnace of all Bears of the species Ursus americanus Within the Historic Range of U. a. luteolus; 55 FR 25341 25345
2016-03-11 00:00:00.0 81 FR 13124 13171 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Louisiana Black Bear From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Removal of Similarity-of-Appearance Protections for the American Black Bear; Final Rule
1992-01-07 00:00:00.0 57 FR 588 595 ETWP; Threatened Status for the Louisiana Black Bear and Related Rules
2015-05-21 00:00:00.0 80 FR 29394 29429 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Louisiana Black Bear From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Removal of Similarity-of-Appearance Protections for the American Black Bear
Special Rule Publications
Date Citation Page Title
1992-01-07 00:00:00.0 57 FR 588 595 ETWP; Threatened Status for the Louisiana Black Bear and Related Rules
1990-06-21 00:00:00.0 55 FR 25341 25345 ETWP; Proposed Threatened Status for the Louisiana Black Bear. Proposed Designation of Threatened by Similarity of Appearnace of all Bears of the species Ursus americanus Within the Historic Range of U. a. luteolus; 55 FR 25341 25345

» Recovery

Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
2016-03-11 81 FR 13124 13171 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removal of the Louisiana Black Bear From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Removal of Similarity-of-Appearance Protections for the American Black Bear; Final Rule
  • Final Amendment, Final, Amendment, 50 CFR 17.11
  • Final Delisting, Recovered

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the American Black bear.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for American Black bear.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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