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Listing Status:  (and others listed below)

Population detail

The FWS is currently monitoring the following populations of the Grizzly bear 

Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
07/28/1975 Mountain-Prairie Region (Region 6) U.S.A., conterminous (lower 48) States, except where listed as an experimental population Additional species information
11/17/2000 Mountain-Prairie Region (Region 6) Bitterroot Grizzly Bear Nonessential Experimental Population Area Additional species information
Mountain-Prairie Region (Region 6) North Cascades Ecosystem Recovery Zone Additional species information
07/28/1975 Mountain-Prairie Region (Region 6) Cabinet-Yaak Recovery Zone Population Additional species information
07/28/1975 Mountain-Prairie Region (Region 6) Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Distinct Population Segment Additional species information
 

» Candidate Information

Candidate Assessments

» Uplisting

Date Title
12/02/2016 2016 Uplisting Assessment North Cascades grizzly bear

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents

» Species Status Assessments (SSAs)

Species Status Assessments (SSAs)
Special Rule Publications
Date Citation Page Title
07/02/1997 62 FR 35762 35773 ETWP; Proposed Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Grizzly Bears in the Bitterroot Area of Idaho and Montana
09/23/1986 51 FR 33753 33760 Revision of Special Regulations for Grizzly Bear; 51 FR 33753-33760
11/17/2000 65 FR 69624 69643 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Grizzly Bears in the Bitterroot Area of Idaho and Montana
08/29/1985 50 FR 35086 35089 Modification of Special Regulations for Grizzly Bear; 50 FR 35086-35089
10/17/1989 54 FR 42524 42528 ETWP; Proposed Revision of Special Regulations for the Grizzly Bear; 54 FR 42524 42528
07/17/1986 51 FR 25914 25919 Proposed Revision of Special Regulations for Grizzly Bear; 51 FR 25914- 25919
06/22/2001 66 FR 33620 33622 ETWP; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Grizzly Bears in the Bitterroot Area of Idaho and Montana; Removal of Regulations

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
09/10/1993 Revised Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan View Implementation Progress Final Revision 1
09/11/1996 Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan Supplement: Bitterroot Ecosystem Recovery Plan Chapter View Implementation Progress Final Revision 1
06/23/1997 Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan Supplement: North Cascades Ecosystem Recovery Plan Chapter View Implementation Progress Final Revision 1
03/13/2007 Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan Supplement: Habitat-based Recovery Criteria for the Yellowstone Ecosystem View Implementation Progress Final Revision 1
05/03/2013 Draft Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy View Implementation Progress Final Revision 1
05/03/2013 Draft Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy Appendices View Implementation Progress Final Revision 1
05/04/2017 Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan Supplement: Revised Demographic Recovery Criteria for the Yellowstone Ecosystem View Implementation Progress Final Revision 1
05/16/2018 Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan Supplement: Habitat-based Recovery Criteria for the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem View Implementation Progress Final Revision 1
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
03/13/2007 72 FR 11376 11377 Supplements to the Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan
  • Post Delisting Monitoring Plan Final, Document Availability
03/11/2016 81 FR 13173 13227 Proposed Rule: Removing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Population of Grizzly Bears From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
  • Delisting Proposed
07/30/1970 35 FR 12222 12225 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Conservation of Endangered Species and Other Fish or Wildlife); 35 FR 12222 12225
  • Delisting Final
04/18/2007 72 FR 19549 19551 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of Seven Wildlife Species and Two Plant Species in the Mountain-Prairie Region
  • Five Year Review Notice, Information Solicitation
03/29/2007 72 FR 14866 14938 Final Rule Designating the Greater Yellowstone Area Population of Grizzly Bears as a Distinct Population Segment; Removing the Yellowstone Distinct Population Segment of Grizzly Bears From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List as Endangered the Yellowstone Distinct Population Segment of Grizzly Bears
  • Delisting Final
  • Listing Final, Threatened
  • Uplisting 90 day petition finding, Not Substantial
08/18/1993 58 FR 43856 ETWP; Notice of Finding on a Petition to Delist the Grizzly Bear in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem, the Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem, the Selkirk Ecosystem, and the North Cascades Ecosystem
  • Delisting 90 day petition finding, Not Substantial
08/18/1993 58 FR 43857 ETWP; Notice of Finding on a Petition to Change the Status of the Grizzly Bear Populations in the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Ecosystem and the Northern Continental Divied Ecosystem from Threatened to Recovered
  • Delisting 90 day petition finding, Not Substantial
12/12/2017 82 FR 58444 58445 ETWP; Draft Supplement to the Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan: Habitat-Based Recovery Criteria for the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem
  • Recovery Plan Draft, Document Availability
06/30/2017 82 FR 30502 30633 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Population of Grizzly Bears From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
  • Delisting Final
  • Post Delisting Monitoring Plan Final, Document Availability
03/13/2007 72 FR 11376 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Conservation Strategy for the Grizzly Bear in the Greater Yellowstone Area
  • Recovery Plan Final, Document Availability
03/13/2007 72 FR 11376 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Conservation Strategy for the Grizzly Bear in the Greater Yellowstone Area
  • Post Delisting Monitoring Plan Final, Document Availability
03/22/2013 78 FR 17708 17709 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Revised Supplement to the Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan
  • Recovery Plan Draft, Document Availability
05/03/2013 78 FR 26064 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Conservation Strategy for the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Grizzly Bear
  • Post Delisting Monitoring Plan Final, Document Availability
11/17/2005 70 FR 69854 69884 Designating the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Population of Grizzly Bears as a Distinct Population Segment; Removing the Yellowstone Distinct Population Segment of Grizzly Bears From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife; Proposed Rule
  • Delisting Proposed
  • Listing Proposed, Threatened
03/02/2000 65 FR 11340 Availability of Draft Conservation Strategy for the Grizzly Bear in the Yellowstone Ecosystem
  • Recovery Plan Draft, Document Availability
10/13/1970 35 FR 16047 16048 Appendix D - United States List of Endangered Native Fish and Wildlife; 35 FR 16047 16048
  • Delisting Final
01/12/2016 81 FR 1368 1375 90-Day Findings on 17 Petitions; Petition findings and initiation of status reviews
  • Delisting 90 day petition finding, Not Substantial
  • Listing 90 day petition finding, Not Substantial
  • Uplisting 90 day petition finding, Not Substantial
Five Year Review
Date Title
09/06/2011 Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) 5-Year Review

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
11/05/1976 41 FR 48757 48759 Proposed Determination of Critical Habitat for Grizzly Bear; 41 FR 48757 48759 (Ursus arctos horribilis) Proposed Rule Unknown

To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab

» Conservation Plans

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more)
HCP Plan Summaries
Cedar River Watershed HCP
City of Tacoma, Tacoma Water HCP
Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Lands
Plum Creek Timber Central Cascades HCP (aka I-90 HCP)
Plum Creek Timber I-90 Land Exchange
West Fork Timber HCP (formerly Murray Pacific)
Candidate Conservation Agreements (CCA): (learn more)
CCA Plan Summaries
Swan Valley

» Petitions

» Biological Opinions

» Life History

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