Conservation Strategy for the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) Grizzly Bear

Brief explanation of the Conservation Strategy process

The IGBC has endorsed the NCDE Conservation Strategy, which means as a body, the IGBC Executive Committee believes it is adequate. Endorsement does not mean approval. Approval of the Conservation Strategy will occur when all the agencies who have commitments represented in the strategy have signed the implementation MOU. By signing the Conservation Strategy, the agencies would be agreeing to use their respective authorities to maintain and enhance the recovered status of grizzly bears in the NCDE if and when delisting occurred.

Supporting Information

NCDE Subcommittee Meetings

Please refer to the Meeting Calendar for upcoming meetings of the Northern Continental Divide Subcommittee

Meeting summaries

NCDE Subcommittee Membership

  • Randy Arnold (chairMontana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, R2
  • Bill Avey (co-chair) Helena/Lewis and Clark Forest 
  • Jeff Mow Glacier National Park
  • Jim Williams Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, R1
  • Gary Bertellotti Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, R4
  • Stacy Courville Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
  • Chip Weber Flathead National Forest
  • Carolyn Upton Lolo National Forest
  • Bryan Donner Kootenai National Forest
  • John Waller Glacier National Park
  • Mark Albers BLM Great Falls
  • Jodi Bush US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Holger Bohm British Columbia FLNR:EX
  • Claudia Regan US Geological Survey
  • Paul Frame Alberta Government Wildlife

NCDE Information & Education Committee Membership:

  • Dillon Tabish (Chair) Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, R1
  • Lynn M. Johnson U.S. Forest Service
  • Whisper Means Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
  • Amy Jacobs Flathead National Forest
  • Kathy Bushnell Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest


  • Hilary Cooley USFWS Recovery Coordinator
  • Cecily Costello FWP Grizzly Bear Monitoring and Science
  • Scott Jackson USFS National Carnivore Program

Policy, Management and Research Reports

NEPA process and documents

Management and research reports

Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Description