The role of each ecosystem subcommittee is to coordinate implementation of the policy, planning, research, management, and communication established by the Executive Committee as necessary to implement the Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan. Responsibilities of the ecosystem subcommittees include:

  • Develop an annual work plan, consistent with the IGBC 5-year plan to implement Executive Committee direction for their ecosystem(s) for review and approval by the Executive Committee;
  • Coordinate implementation of the approved annual work plan by member agencies;
  • Establish necessary teams to implement approved actions (i.e. technical issues, law enforcement, information and education, access management, etc.);
  • Report to the Executive Committee at each winter meeting on the progress of action items in the annual work plan and 5-year plan;
  • Recommend revisions to the 5-year plan based on the best available science and management action necessary to achieve recovery;
  • Identify funding or other resource needs to carry out the tasks assigned in the IGBC-approved annual work plan and 5-year plan and request support from the Executive Committee to meet resource needs.
  • If directed by the Executive Committee, develop a proposed conservation strategy for the ecosystem to be implemented upon delisting.
  • Identify issues that cannot be resolved at the Subcommittee level and elevate them to the Executive Committee for resolution.

Northern Continental Divide Subcommittee Membership

  • The Park Superintendent of Glacier National Park; 
  • The Forest Supervisors for the Helena-Lewis and Clark, Kootenai, Flathead, and Lolo National Forests; 
  • The Regional Supervisors of Regions 1, 2, and 4 for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks; 
  • A representative of the Montana Department of Natural Resource Conservation; 
  • The Supervisor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Ecological Service offices in MT; 
  • A representative from each of the Blackfeet Nation and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes; 
  • A representative of the Bureau of Land Management in MT; 
  • A representative from each of the wildlife agencies in British Columbia and Alberta wildlife; 
  • A representative of county government in MT.

If you can not view the membership list on this webpage, here is a PDF version dated 11/29/21.

Northern Continental Divide Subcommittee Past Meeting Materials

TitleDateTagsTypeSizeLinkdoc_tags_hfilter
220519 NCDE Spring 2022 trend monitoring (presented by Cecily Costello)June 13, 2022pdf9 MBpresentation
220519 IGBC Update (presented by David Diamond)June 13, 2022pdf840 KBpresentation
NCDE Meeting Recording May 19, 2022 (part 1)May 25, 2022wwwvideo
Considerations and preliminary step-down plan: Translocating NCDE grizzly bears to the GYE for genetic augmentation, draft dated April 4, 2022 (presented by Rich Harris)May 25, 2022pdf222 KBdraft-document
Genetic augmentation of grizzly bears in the GYE: Pilot Program Rationale and Process, March 18, 2022 (presented by Rich Harris)May 25, 2022pdf304 KBdraft-document
NCDE Meeting Recording May 19, 2022 (part 2)May 25, 2022wwwvideo
220519 NCDE Spring AgendaMay 9, 2022pdf77 KBagenda
211201-Fall-NCDE-FINAL-AgendaNovember 29, 2021pdf123 KBagenda
NCDE Spring Research and Monitoring Update (presented by Cecily Costello)April 30, 2021pdf2 MBpresentation
NCDE Grizzly Bear Conflict & Mortality Review (presented by Hilary Cooley)April 30, 2021pdf958 KBpresentation
Public-Private Habitat Conservation in northwest Montana (presented by Kris Tempel)April 29, 2021pdf8 MBpresentation
Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Mtg. Agenda 4/29-30/2021April 29, 2021pdf200 KBagenda
Southwest Montana Grizzly Bear DNA Monitoring (presented by Jennifer Fortin-Noreus)April 29, 2021pdf462 KBpresentation
NCDE Habitat Monitoring – Annual Status Report (presented by Kathy Ake)November 23, 2020pdf1 MBreport
NCDE Trend Monitoring Program Update (presented by Cecily Costello)November 23, 2020pdf2 MBpresentation
Habitat Conservation in NorthWest MontanaNovember 23, 2020pdf2 MBpresentation
Bear Specialist Report – FWP Region 1 (presented by Tim Manley)November 23, 2020pdf11 MBpresentation
Bear Specialist Report – FWP Region 4 (presented by Wesley Sarmento)November 23, 2020pdf3 MBpresentation
2020 Winter NCDE AgendaNovember 23, 2020pdf557 KBagenda
Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Mtg. Agenda 5/29/2020May 29, 2020pdf105 KBagenda
Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Mtg. Summary 12/3/2019December 3, 2019pdf286 KBminutes
Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Mtg. Summary 11/29/2017November 29, 2017pdf172 KBminutes
Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Mtg. Summary 4/30/2019April 30, 2017pdf509 KBminutes
Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Mtg. Summary 4/25/2017April 25, 2017pdf423 KBminutes
Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Mtg. Summary 11/29/2016November 29, 2016pdf118 KBminutes
Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Mtg. Summary 4/19/2016April 19, 2016pdf115 KBminutes
Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Mtg. Summary 12/2/2015December 22, 2015pdf585 KBminutes
Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Mtg. Summary 5/6/2015May 6, 2015pdf292 KBminutes
Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Mtg. Summary 12/2/2014December 2, 2014pdf472 KBminutes
Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Mtg Summary 4/23/2014April 23, 2014pdf330 KBminutes

Northern Continental Divide Subcommittee Policy, Management and Research Reports

TitleDateTagsTypeSizeLink
NCDEMonitoringReportMotorizedAccess2019_FINALJune 26, 2022pdf862 KB
NCDEMonitoringReportMotorizedAccess2017_FINALJune 26, 2022pdf871 KB
NCDEMonitoringReportDevelopedSites2020_FINALJune 26, 2022pdf488 KB
NCDEMonitoringReportDevelopedSites2018_FINALJune 26, 2022pdf489 KB
NCDEHabitatMonitoringReportGrazing2020_FINALJune 26, 2022pdf167 KB
NCDEHabitatMonitoringReportGrazing2018_FINALJune 26, 2022pdf164 KB
USGS Noninvasive Monitoring MethodsAugust 19, 2021pdf1 MB
2020 NCDE Habitat Monitoring – Annual Status Report (presented by Kathy Ake)August 19, 2021pdf1 MB
Trend Monitoring Program Update (2019)August 19, 2021pdf2 MB
2017 Biennial Report of Motorized Access Baseline within the Primary Conservation AreaAugust 19, 2021pdf931 KB
2020 Biennial Monitoring of Active Cattle and/or Sheep Grazing Allotments/Leases within the Primary Conservation AreaAugust 19, 2021pdf167 KB
2018 Biennial Monitoring of Active Cattle and/or Sheep Grazing Allotments/Leases within the Primary Conservation AreaAugust 19, 2021pdf164 KB
2020 Biennial Report of Developed Recreation Baseline within the Primary Conservation AreaAugust 19, 2021pdf488 KB
2018 Biennial Report of Developed Recreation Baseline within the Primary Conservation AreaAugust 19, 2021pdf489 KB
NCDE Conservation StrategyAugust 19, 2021pdf5 MB
Annual Report (2019)August 19, 2021pdf2 MB
Montana Grizzly Bear Regulatory Mechanisms (2019)August 19, 2021pdf3 MB
Frequently Asked QuestionsAugust 19, 2021pdf362 KB
Summary of Editorial Changes to the NCDE Conservation Strategy (updated 8/18/2021)August 19, 2021pdf234 KB
Federal Register Notice for the Draft Conservation Strategy for the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Grizzly Bear (5/3/2013)August 19, 2021pdf193 KB
Interagency Monitoring Plan for the NCDE (2005)August 19, 2021pdf1 MB
Grizzly Bear Management Annual Report: FWP Region 4 (2019, Sarmento)August 19, 2021pdf1 MB
Grizzly Bear Management Annual Report: FWP Region 1 (2019, Manley)August 19, 2021pdf2 MB
Grizzly Bear Management Annual Report: FWP Region 4 (2018, Sarmento)August 19, 2021pdf335 KB
Grizzly Bear Management Annual Report: FWP Region 1 (2018, Manley)August 19, 2021pdf2 MB
Grizzly Bear Management Annual Report: FWP Region 4 (2017, Madel)August 19, 2021pdf1 MB
Grizzly Bear Management Annual Report: FWP Region 1 (2017, Manley)August 19, 2021pdf2 MB
Grizzly Bear Demographics in the NCDE (2016)August 19, 2021pdf5 MB
Grizzly Bear Management Annual Report: FWP Region 4 (2016, Madel)August 19, 2021pdf100 KB
Grizzly Bear Management Annual Report: FWP Region 1 (2016, Manley)August 19, 2021pdf2 MB
Grizzly Bear Management Annual Report: FWP Region 1 (2015, Manley)August 19, 2021pdf1 MB