This is a new, interactive website designed to keep the public informed about programs and activities of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee and its local subcommittees.
Chair, Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee
Director, Wyoming Game & Fish
The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) celebrated 25 years of grizzly bear recovery on June 21, 2008, at the Blackfoot Clearwater Wildlife Management Area in Seeley Lake, Montana. The IGBC has proven to be a successful model for agencies by working cooperatively together over the last 25 years and coordinating recovery efforts over multiple jurisdictions.
The IGBC was formed in 1983 to help ensure recovery of viable grizzly bear populations and their habitat in the lower 48 states through interagency coordination of policy, planning, management, and research. The IGBC consists of representatives from the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Geological Survey and representatives of the state wildlife agencies of Idaho, Montana, Washington and Wyoming. In the interest of international coordination and cooperation, the Canadian Wildlife Service is also represented.