Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee Fall Meeting November 16 & 17

BOZEMAN, MT – The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee (YES) of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) will hold its fall meeting in Cody, Wyoming on November 16 & 17, 2016 and invites the public to attend. The meeting will start at 1:00 PM and will be held at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West located […]

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Coexisting with Grizzly Bears Near Red Rocks Lakes NWR

For grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, connecting to larger populations of bears in the West is key to long-term survival. Biologists at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in southwest Montana are working with landowners and partners to ease the bears’ passage while reducing causes of human-bear conflict. The effort to improve human […]

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Population Monitoring

How Grizzly Bear Populations are Monitored Biologists have estimated grizzly bear populations and trends within the Recovery Ecosystems using a variety of methods. The types of methods that are used often depend on resources such as funding, available technology, adequate staffing and characteristics of the study area including observability of bears. Professional wildlife biologists are […]

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Linkage Zones

Is it possible for grizzly bears to move from one recovery ecosystem to another? A “linkage zone” is a biological corridor that connects habitat between two isolated subpopulations of animals. The ability of individual animals to move across complex landscapes is critical for maintaining regional populations and for species to shift their geographic range in response to climate change and the expansion […]

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Current Status

Top header photo credit Frank T. van Manen/IGBST Current status of threatened grizzly bear populations and their recovery Written by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service In North America, grizzly bears previously ranged from Alaska to Mexico and as far east as the western shores of Hudson Bay. When Lewis and Clark explored the West in […]

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Yellowstone Ecosystem

Photo credit Steve Ard/IGBST Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee The Yellowstone Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Recovery Area includes all of Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks, as well as portions of northwest Wyoming, eastern Idaho, and southwest Montana. Other federal lands include the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forests (NF), The Bridger-Teton NF, Caribou-Targhee NF, and the Custer, Gallatin and Shoshone National […]

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