Helena, MT — The Governor’s Grizzly Bear Advisory Council is convening for its first meeting next month in Helena.
The council will gather Oct. 3-4 at the Kleffner Ranch, 305 Montana Highway 518, in East Helena. The meeting is open to the public.
The inaugural meeting will cover the objectives and structure of the council and set the stage for the group’s work over the next year. The meeting will feature presentations on grizzly bear biology and ecology, management, and legal specifications, as well as facilitated discussions on key issues and challenges. There will be an open forum for public comment on both days.
Shawn Johnson and Heather Stokes from the University of Montana’s Center for Natural Resources & Environmental Policy program will facilitate the meetings. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff will assist throughout the council’s tenure with a technical support team.