Governor Huckabee Sanders holds bear cubs, wants to bolster outdoor recreation

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“I’m very proud of the fact that through the conservation efforts here in the state of Arkansas. We have the most successful reintroduction of a large carnivore. I think back several decades before this program started there were roughly only 50 bears that they could identify here in the state. And now the population is well north of 5,000. So, a very successful conservation program and a really neat thing to get to be part of. Hold[ing] baby bear cubs is a pretty exciting thing to do.” — Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders

In Episode 354 of District of Conservation, Gabriella exclusively sits down with Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Topics include the Governor experiencing her first bear den study, her newly-unveiled Natural State Initiative, and other measures she’s signing into law that boost outdoor recreation and access. Tune in to learn more.

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  • Gabriella Hoffman

    Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at

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