Year: 2014
Acres: 1,000
Ecosystem: Selkirk Mountains
Location: MT – Colville National Forest, Washington
Project Type: Acquisition

Summary: Vital Ground provided a grant to Western Rivers Conservancy toward the purchase of this acquisition, which helps secure 1,000 acres of habitat around Bennett Meadows in northeast Washington – Vital Ground’s first project in the state.

This property is part of a wildlife-rich area called “The Wedge,” a crucial mix of forests, meadows and wetlands just west of the Selkirk Mountains Grizzly Bear Recovery Zone. With protection, this project promises to help grizzly bears maintain a vital presence in Washington state.