A black bear pauses while foraging for food on the side of Hi Mountain Road near Lopez Lake in October 2008.
A black bear pauses while foraging for food on the side of Hi Mountain Road near Lopez Lake in October 2008. Joe Johnston jjohnston@thetribunenews.com
A black bear pauses while foraging for food on the side of Hi Mountain Road near Lopez Lake in October 2008. Joe Johnston jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Far fewer black bears roam SLO County than estimated 5 years ago, study finds

February 19, 2017 8:59 PM