The most important thing, according to state biologists, is that a management plan should be approved to maintain a healthy population of black bears, unlike the estimated 300 that lived in Florida in the 1970s.
The new plan includes keeping the bear population within a healthy range, now consisting of over 3,000 living bears. The commission's staff also plan to reduce the incidents of bears breaking into yards and houses and to create corridors that would connect isolated bear populations, like those on the Gulf Coast.
The proposal follows a detailed peer review study of the health of the bear population, according to the Sun Sentinel.
The commission will take up the bear issue when it meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens.