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IGBC Invites Public To Fall Meeting November 16-17

The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) is inviting the public to its Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcomittee meeting in Cody, Wyoming.

According to a IGBC press release, the YES meeting will take place November 16 and 17 at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, starting at 1 p.m. Chair Mary Erickson, Forest Supervisor of the Custer Gallatin National Forest, will lead the meeting.

Presentations will specifically center on the ongoing question of Yellowstone’s grizzly bear population. You can see the full itinerary here. From the press release:

The Yellowstone ecosystem grizzly bear recovery area includes all of Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks, as well as portions of northwest Wyoming, eastern Idaho, and southwest Montana. Other federal lands include the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forests (NF), The Bridger-Teton NF, Caribou-Targhee NF, and the Custer, Gallatin and Shoshone National Forests. Federally-managed lands make up 97.9 percent of the recovery area’s 9,209 square miles.

A multiagency organization charged with recovery of the grizzly in the Yellowstone ecosystem, YES is part of the IGBC, which is responsible for grizzly bear recovery in the contiguous United States and adjoining Canadian Provinces. YES is made up of federal, state, county, and tribal agency partners.

If you need special assistance to attend, please contact Gregg Losinski at glosinski@idfg.idaho.gov or contact the Idaho Relay Service at 1-800-377-3529.

The IGBC will hold their annual winter meeting December 13 and 14 at the Holiday Inn Downtown in Missoula, Montana.

About Sean Reichard

Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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