Idaho Bear Managers Invite Public To Spring Meeting

The spring meeting of Yellowstone grizzly bear managers is open to the public.

The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee will meet April 18 and 19 in Teton Village, Wyoming. The spring meeting has a full agenda with reports on the estimation of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bear population and issues relating to future management.

The meeting will be at Hotel Terra in Teton Village, Wyoming. Hotel Terra is 12 miles from downtown Jackson, Wyoming and is reached via the Moose-Wilson Road – Wyoming-390. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, and end at 5 p.m. Proceedings will resume at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 19, and conclude by noon. Time for public comments will be included.

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, the Bridger-Teton, and Caribou-Targhee, 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, the subcommittee is part of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee, which is responsible for grizzly bear recovery in the contiguous United States and adjoining Canadian Provinces. The subcommittee is made up of federal, state, county and tribal agency partners.

Individuals requiring special assistance can contact Gregg Losinski at glosinski@idfg.idaho.gov or through the Idaho Relay Service at 1-800-377-3529 (TDD). A copy of the meeting agenda will be posted before the meeting at the YES portion of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee website at www.igbconline.org.

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