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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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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Northern Continental Divide Subcommittee

Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Subcommittee Meetings Upcoming meetings Please refer to the Meeting Calendar for upcoming meetings of the Northern Continental Divide Subcommittee Meeting summaries Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Mtg. Summary 12/2/2015 Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Mtg. Summary 5/6/2015 Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Mtg Summary 4/23/2014 Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Mtg. Summary 12/2/2014 Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem […]

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Black Bear or Grizzly Bear?

Telling the difference between grizzly bears and black bears You are more likely to see black bears than grizzly bears almost everywhere you go in the Lower 48 states and in Canada. However, you will benefit from knowing the difference between the two species of bears when you hike, hunt, or visit the areas where […]

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For Educators

“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 activity book that encourages children to behave safely around grizzly bears and black bears. Please click one of the links below to review a copy of the 16-page booklet. Print […]

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IGBC Coordinating grizzly bear population recovery policy, planning, management and research for 32 years. Bitterroot Membership Reports & Plans Upcoming Meetings Meeting Summaries News N. Cascades Membership Reports & Plans Upcoming Meetings Meeting Summaries News N. Continental Divide Membership Reports & Plans Upcoming Meetings Meeting Summaries News Selkirk/Cabinet-Yaak Membership Reports & Plans Upcoming Meetings Meeting […]

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