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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Information Media

PRINTED MEDIA IGBC Bear Spray Brochure-Print Your Own The IGBC Bear Spray Brochure has been removed for updating and reprinting. Please check back to this website after June 15, 2017. “Staying Safe Around Bears” Coloring & Activity Booklet–Print Your Own In 2015, the IGBC sponsored the development of “Staying Safe Around Bears,” a coloring and […]

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Information & Education Subcommittee

  IGBC Information & Education Subcommittee Yellowstone Ecosystem  Gregg Losinski (Chair) Idaho Department of Fish and Game Selkirk/Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem Kim Annis Montana  Fish, Wildlife and Parks Bitterroot Ecosystem  Tod McKay Bitterroot National Forest Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Laurie Wolf Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks North Cascades Ecosystem  Denise Schultz North Cascades National Park Recovery Ecosystem Information & […]

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Bear Safety

How to Avoid Grizzly Bears While seeing a bear is a memorable experience, your safety and the survival of bears depends on you keeping your distance! Before you head into bear country, take time to learn about bears and how best to avoid them. Before you go: Check with the local forest, park, or game and […]

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Information & Outreach

Subcommittees and Ecosystem Task Forces Written by I & E Outreach Subcommittee IGBC Information and Education Subcommittee Ecosystem Subcommittee Member Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee Gregg Losinski Idaho Department of Fish and Game Selkirk/Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem Subcommittee Kim Annis Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Bitterroot Ecosystem Subcommittee Tod McKay U.S. Forest Service Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Vivaca Crowser […]

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For Young People

Grizzly Bears: Ready for Delisting? Photo by Shawn Stewart Grizzly Population Lesson Plan for Grades 9-12 Ready for Downloading Written by IGBC Executive Committee In spring 2014, Bear Trust International (BTI) completed a new science-based conservation education lesson plan titled, “Grizzly Bears: Ready for Delisting?” The lesson plan is available for free on the BTI […]

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Information & Education Grants

IGBC Information and Education Grants The IGBC has awarded $36,000 each year since 2007 to the five grizzly bear recovery ecosystems to fund Information and Education (I&E) projects that promote grizzly bear habitat and recovery. View descriptions of the five grizzly bear ecosystems. 2018 IGBC I&E Request for Proposals 2018 IGBC I&E Grant Criteria Download […]

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Characteristics

In the past, most of the grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park entered dens by mid-November. Recently, however, den entrance dates seem to be getting later as late fall temperatures are warmer. Grizzly Bear Characteristics Grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis) have concave faces, a distinctive hump on their shoulders, and long claws about […]

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