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A conversation with Bill Lea

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Bill Lea will take your quesions about Black bears, and how we can co-exist with them on a broader scale, to prevent human Bear conficts, that end up costing them their lives. Please have your questions ready, and keep in mind we only have 30 minutes to spend with Bill. 

Bill Lea's Bio is both impressive, and inspiring. 

  Bill has been photographing wildlife since the mid 1970s and had his first photo published in 1981. For the last 20 years he has been specializing in photographing black bears  Having spent countless hours with black bears has allowed me a special glimpse into their lives.  I have been educating the public about black bears through  presentations to civic groups, residential associations, country clubs, schools, and a variety of other organizations for more than twenty years.  I have appeared on National Public Radio, British Broadcasting Corporation films, Animal Planet, Midwest Outdoors, Dateline NBC, Rock the Park, and other radio and television programs sharing my knowledge about black bears.  As an Assistant District Ranger for the U.S. Forest Service, I managed the wildlife program on a 154,000-acre Ranger District in Western North Carolina.  I have authored several books including Great Smoky Mountains Wildlife Portfolio, Cades Cove – Window to a Secret World, and The Everglades – Where Wonders Only Whisper.  I have co-authored other books.  I do a daily post of a black bear photo and an educational message about black bears on my Facebook Page (www.Facebook.com/BillLeaPhotography) .  I know and understand black bear behavior.

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