Partnerships are essential to Vital Ground’s success. We collaborate with landowners, state and federal agencies, businesses and nonprofit groups to leverage limited funds and complete cooperative conservation projects. Working with our many partners, Vital Ground has helped conserve, protect and restore nearly 600,000 acres of wildlife habitat.
Vital Ground focuses its resources on voluntary projects to protect private property – partnering only with willing landowners to protect habitat through conservation easements and fee title acquisitions (outright purchases).
From time to time, Vital Ground also participates in selected public lands projects designed to reduce conflicts between bears and people, improve quality of habitat, and protect resident grizzly populations.
As the pressures of rural development, climate change and other human intrusions continue to threaten wild places, Vital Ground remains committed to securing habitat that the Great Bear and other wildlife can rely upon.
If we can enable the long-term survival and growth of grizzly bear populations, we can help sustain North America’s wild heritage for our children and future generations.