About the IGBC

The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (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 has proven to be a successful model for agencies by working cooperatively together and coordinating recovery efforts over multiple jurisdictions.

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. At the ecosystem level Native American tribes possessing grizzly habitat within the recovery areas have also been involved.

IGBC Foundation and Policy Documents

Foundations of the IGBC

IGBC Position Statements

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents

Historical Documents