Please Donate to Vital Ground on Giving Tuesday

November 30, 2015  |  by kevin

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday!   THANK YOU for being part of The Vital Ground Foundation family! Vital Ground is participating […]


Time is running out … and we need your help!

November 17, 2015  |  by kevin

The strength of Vital Ground lies in the growth and commitment of new members. New members help build our future. Please consider […]


25th Anniversary Campaign

November 4, 2015  |  by kevin

November 8, 2015, marked 25 years since Doug and Lynne Seus founded The Vital Ground Foundation. To commemorate two-and-a-half decades of successful […]


Conservation Partners Grants

October 30, 2015  |  by kevin

Although Vital Ground’s primary emphasis is to work with private landowners to conserve wildlife habitat for grizzly bears and other wildlife species, […]


In the Land of the Pizzly

October 28, 2015  |  by kevin

As Arctic Melts, Polar and Grizzly Bears Mate By Laura Höflinger The melting Arctic ice has brought polar bears and grizzly bears […]


25 Years of Accomplishments!

October 26, 2015  |  by kevin

The Vital Ground Foundation 25 Years of Accomplishments! November 8, 2015, marks 25 years since Doug and Lynne Seus founded The Vital […]


Grizzly Bears as Barometer for Wild Communities

October 19, 2015  |  by kevin

Conservation has not come easy to grizzly bears over the course of our Western history, and it has impacted more than just […]


Reintroducing Grizzlies to the Bitterroot Ecosystem

October 15, 2015  |  by kevin

Spanning across the Idaho/Montana border lies the Bitterroot Ecosystem. This grizzly bear recovery area contains close to 1.5 million acres, making it […]


The Right Places in the Selkirks

October 13, 2015  |  by kevin

The northeast corner of Washington and northernmost area of Idaho are home to the Selkirk Ecosystem – a peninsula of land that […]


Protecting Grizzly Habitat from Rural Development

October 8, 2015  |  by kevin

Wild landscapes face increasing pressures of rural development and human intrusions. Retail spaces, interstate systems and poorly planned growth encroach on and […]


Bart the Bear 2 – A True Wildlife Ambassador

October 7, 2015  |  by kevin

Inspired to act on behalf of Bart’s wild relatives, in 1990 Doug and Lynne Seus launched The Vital Ground Foundation. The Seuses […]


Protecting Lands throughout the Northern Continental Divide

October 6, 2015  |  by kevin

Here in Montana sits the Crown of the Continent: a 9,600 square-mile territory that boasts its rugged and diverse beauty. Throughout this […]


Preventing Human-Bear Conflicts

October 2, 2015  |  by kevin

Human-bear conflict happens more often than either side would prefer and is a dangerous situation for both sides. Already this year, a […]


Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance by Stephen Herrero

September 29, 2015  |  by kevin”

Reviewed by Sally O. Smyth The world’s go-to investigator of bear attacks today, Stephen Herrero earned his reputation by identifying the recurrent […]


Securing Vital and Connected Territory for Grizzly Bears

September 28, 2015  |  by kevin

In the top western corner of Montana lie the Cabinet and Purcell mountain ranges. This northwestern range spans over into Idaho and […]


Recurring Donations Easy Way for Individuals to Contribute

September 18, 2015  |  by kevin

Protecting grizzly country is a top priority for all of our donors, large and small. From Artist Monte Dolack’s “Great Bear” painting, […]


Vital Memberships for Grizzly Recovery Efforts

September 14, 2015  |  by kevin

We’re lucky enough to be located in the Northern Rockies – a land that encompasses the last great expanse of native biodiversity […]


Lessons from “Bears Without Fear”

September 3, 2015  |  by kevin

Bears Without Fear by Kevin Van Tighem Reviewed by Sally O. Smyth Almost every page of Bears Without Fear by Kevin Van […]


Safe Passages, or How Did the Grizzly Bear Cross the Road?

August 27, 2015  |  by kevin

By Cristina Eisenberg It all began with roadkill. Banff, the crown jewel of the Canadian national parks, is a paradox. Big, primeval […]


What’s on the Menu May Surprise You

August 10, 2015  |  by kevin

Contributed by Julie Boehm When most of us think of grizzly bear meal-time, we likely picture them chasing down ground squirrels or […]


The Grizzly Predicament in North America

July 31, 2015  |  by kevin

Contributed by Julie Boehm Over the last 200 years, grizzly bears have lost 94 percent of their historic territory. Their population was […]

High-traffic highways are dangerous barriers for grizzly bears and other wildlife.

Bears on the Move

July 8, 2015  |  by kevin

By Robb Krehbiel After decades of conservation work from countless individuals, grizzly bear populations are growing in and around Yellowstone and Glacier […]


25th Anniversary Celebration Underway

June 8, 2015  |  by kevin

Supporters, board of trustees and friends kicked off Vital Ground’s 25th anniversary celebration on May 8 at the Seven Seas Dolphinarium at […]


Wildlife Ambassador Bart the Bear 2

June 5, 2015  |  by kevin

Wow — 25 years in the wildlife habitat conservation business! Inspired to act on behalf of Bart’s wild relatives, in 1990 Doug […]


Celebrating 25 Years of Grizzly Country Conservation!

April 30, 2015  |  by kevin

In 1990, Vital Ground founders Doug and Lynne Seus recognized the need for wildlife restoration and took action purchasing 240 acres of […]