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.