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Grizzly Bear

The Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) was listed as a threatened species in 1975. In the lower 48 states, grizzlies can be found in Idaho, Washington, Montana, and Wyoming. There are at least 500-600 grizzlies living in the northwestern Rockies. Idaho has populations of grizzly bears in the Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem, the Selkirk Ecosystem, and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

A conservation strategy has been written and implemented for the grizzly bear in the Yellowstone Ecosystem (see link below). Efforts are currently underway to delist the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.


Idaho Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Plan [PDF] - 54 pages - 1MB

More Information:

Grizzly Bear fact sheet [PDF] - 2 pages - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Final Conservation Strategy for the Grizzly Bear in the Yellowstone Ecosystem [PDF] - 88 pages

Staff Contact:

Dustin Miller

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear
Photo (Public Domain) Terry Tollefsbol, National Conservation Training Center- Publications and Training Materials on Wikimedia Commons