In contract, a large segment of the privately-owned land within the Adirondack Park is actively managed for timber production and/or a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities.The pulp and wood products from New York's lands are used by all of us on a daily basis.
Approximately 90 percent of their diet is plant material consisting of not less than 30 different plant species.
Order: Carnivora Family: Ursidae Description: Shaggy black fur and large size distinguish this animal from all other Adirondack mammals. Color phases occur but are uncommon in eastern populations. Food Habits: Adirondack black bears eat a wide variety of foods.
Large mature trees provide abundant fruit/nut crops.
Over mature and fallen trees harbor insects and small mammals.
Indirectly, food resource limitations in the wild can lead to increased bear/human interactions.
Some hungry bears will seek out landfills, garbage cans, or public campsites as alternative sources of food.Later on in summer, red raspberries ( a key fruit species for bears), choke cherries, scarlet elder berries, dogwood fruits and blackberries ripen.In September, American mountain-ash berries, black cherries, mountain holly fruits, and hazelnuts are sought out by bears.As summer arrives, wild strawberries and juneberries, along with lush vegetation constitute the bulk of bears' diet.In July, pin cherries, sarsaparilla berries, and blueberries become available.Food is scarce in spring; there are no ripe berries or nuts as yet.