Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Subcommittee Completes Conservation Strategy for Grizzly Bears

A grizzly bear in the North Fork of the Flathead River drainage. Photo courtesy Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks An interagency team of biologists, researchers and managers from State, Tribal and Federal agencies completed a Conservation Strategy for grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem in northwest Montana. The Conservation Strategy is a comprehensive […]

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IGBC Winter Meeting in Missoula on December 12 & 13, 2017

MISSOULA – The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) will be holding their annual winter meeting in Missoula, Montana from December 12, 2017 – December 13, 2017. The meeting will take place at the Holiday Inn Downtown, located at 200 S Pattee St. The initial session on the 12th will begin at 9:00 AM, after an […]

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Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee Meets 3/29-30/2017

IDFG Photo 3/2017 JACKSON, WY – The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee (YES) of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) will hold its spring meeting in Jackson, Wyoming on March 29 and 30, 2017 and invites the public to attend. The meeting will take place at the Snow King Resort in Jackson, Wyoming. The meeting starts at […]

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Public Invited to Open Houses on Proposed Alternatives for Grizzly Bear Restoration in North Cascades Ecosystem

Photo credit Crystal Brindle Public comment period open through March 14, 2017 SEDRO WOOLLEY, Wash. – The National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) invite the public to participate in a series of informational open houses regarding the proposed alternatives for the restoration of grizzly bears to the North Cascades Ecosystem. […]

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Conservation Strategy Revised by Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee

CODY, WY – The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee (YES) of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) held its fall meeting in Cody, Wyoming on November 16 & 17, 2016. The main focus was the completion and acceptance of the revised Conservation Strategy by the committee partners. According to YES Chair Mary Erickson, “The final version of […]

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Partnership position advances bear education in southwest Montana

by Marina Richie The grizzly rolls toward five people pointing training (inert) bear spray canisters at the bear. They press their triggers down for two full seconds, while onlookers cheer them on. Danielle Oyler is pleased. “Most people follow directions and spray the two seconds and then stop,” she says. “Some do discharge the whole […]

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Forest Service Temporarily Closes Bear Creek Access in Madison Range

Ennis, MT., Oct. 3, 2016 – Due to recent bear activity and encounters, Forest Service officials have temporarily closed trails and the area surrounding Bear Creek that leads into the Lee Metcalf Wilderness. “We are closing this area to provide for the safety of our visitors,” said Madison District Ranger Dale Olson. Currently, the MT Fish, […]

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