NCDE Subcommittee Membership

  • Bill Avey (chair) Helena-Lewis and Clark Forest National Forest
  • Gary Bertellotti (vice chair) Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, R4
  • Randy Arnold Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, R2
  • Jeff Mow Glacier National Park
  • Jim Williams Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, R1
  • Carolyn Upton Lolo National Forest
  • Bryan Donner Kootenai National Forest
  • Kurt Steele Flathead National Forest
  • Claudia Regan US Geological Survey
  • Ross Baty Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
  • George Edwards Montana Livestock Loss Board
  • Kraig Glazer Wildlife Services
  • Buzz Cobell Blackfeet Tribe
  • Joe Weigand Montana Department of Transportation
  • Jodi Bush US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Katie Stevens Bureau of Land Management
  • Holger Bohm British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations
  • Paul Frame Alberta Government Wildlife

Information, Education & Outreach Subcommittee

  • Dillon Tabish (chair) Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, R1
  • Lynn M. Johnson Kootenai National Forest
  • Whisper Means Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
  • Amy Jacobs Flathead National Forest
  • Chiara Cipriano Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest


  • Hilary Cooley US Fish & Wildlife Service 
  • Cecily Costello Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
  • Scott Jackson US Forest Service 

Subcommittee Meetings

Refer to the Meeting Calendar for upcoming meeting information

Meeting Summaries

Policy, Management and Research Reports

Conservation Strategy 

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. For the latest information of grizzly bear recovery, visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Grizzly Bear Recovery page.

Management and Research

Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Description