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Outdoors: Important hearings on grizzly bear delisting coming up this month

George Ferguson Column

 

September 6, 2018

Montana FWP

Public hearings will be held this month on the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem grizzly bear population administrative rule. The first meeting will take place in Great Falls on Sept. 19. There are also meetings in Conrad, Missoula and Kalispell.

Public hearings are coming up on the controversial Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem grizzly bear population administrative rule.

The rule will provide a regulatory framework for the NCDE population objectives outlined in the conservation strategy recently completed by the NCDE subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee.

The NCDE conservation strategy identifies a demographic monitoring area, or DMA, that is home to the core population of grizzly bears in the NCDE. The DMA is comprised of the primary conservation area, which includes Glacier National Park and parts of fiv...



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