- Federal Register: May 2, 2013 Notice of Availability of the Draft Conservation Strategy for the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Grizzly Bear
- Press Release: May 2, 2013 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Opens Comment Period on a draft Conservation Strategy for Northern Continental Divide Grizzly Bear Population
- Draft NCDE Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy (3.09 MB)
- Appendices to the Draft NCDE Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy (11.5 MB)
Attention: NCDE Conservation Strategy
University Hall, Room 309
Missoula, MT 59812
On April 18, 2007, the Fish and Wildlife Service announced the initiation of a 5-year review of grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis)(as listed in the lower 48 States excluding the Greater Yellowstone Area population) and 8 other species (72 FR 19549). We conducted reviews to ensure that our classification of each species as threatened or endangered on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants is accurate. A 5-year review is an assessment of the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review.
Funding was received in 2003 to begin the process to determine the total number of bears in this ecosystem with statistical confidence. Additional population monitoring ecosystem wide is necessary to further recovery and any potential delisting.
More than 17% of this ecosystem is private land and the majority of bear-human conflicts and bear deaths occur on these private lands. We must continue to work with private landowners to minimize these conflicts.
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