Vital Ground Helps Bear Proof Waste Collection Sites

September 13, 2017  |  by kevin

This city of Troy, Montana, and Lincoln County are working to permanently shut down waste collection sites with a long history of […]


Matt Hart Joins Vital Ground as Staff Conservation Writer

September 11, 2017  |  by kevin

If you’ve been reading Vital News over the last year, you’ve probably seen Matt Hart’s name atop project updates and news releases. […]


Swan Valley Bear Resources

August 10, 2017  |  by kevin

Swan Valley is where it all began for Vital Ground. Our very first conservation easement happened in this portion of northwestern Montana, […]


Connecting Landscapes and Protecting Wildlife at Wild River

August 9, 2017  |  by kevin

A great big Thank You to all the contributors and friends of Vital Ground who helped us meet the $50,000 match for […]

Your Used Vehicle Can Help Carry Vital Ground Forward

August 7, 2017  |  by kevin

Wondering what to do with your used vehicle? Donating your car, truck, boat, motorcycle or RV to The Vital Ground Foundation is […]


Wild River Campaign

July 18, 2017  |  by Adrienne Ingram

Help Vital Ground secure 42.6 acres of grizzly habitat! Securing the Wild River corridor will protect crucial linkage areas and connect two […]


Vital Ground Intern Honored

July 18, 2017  |  by kevin

Social Media Intern Adrienne Ingram received Loyola University New Orleans Center for Environmental Communication Outstanding Student of the Year Award for her […]


Volunteers Extraordinaire

June 7, 2017  |  by kevin

Smyth, DeMarco Showcase Vital Ground at Las Vegas Money Show Two years running … Vital Ground board member Sally Smyth and consultant […]


Wild River Project: A Bridge for Northwest Montana

June 4, 2017  |  by kevin

Connectivity, corridors, linkages—as a supporter of Vital Ground’s work, you hear the words a lot. But where’s the walk behind the talk? […]


Greater Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Subpopulation Delisting Fact Sheet

June 1, 2017  |  by kevin

Grizzly Bears, A Conservation Success Story The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed removing grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem […]


New Book: In Wild Trust

May 2, 2017  |  by kevin

In Wild Trust is the classic Alaskan wilderness story of Larry Aumiller’s 30 years living intimately among the world’s largest congregation of […]


The Right Place Campaign

May 1, 2017  |  by kevin

Protecting The Right Places In the United States we are fortunate to have millions of acres of public lands under relatively good […]

Long-Term Vision: Connecting Vital Ground for Grizzlies

April 19, 2017  |  by Adrienne Ingram

By Matt Hart Connectivity—it’s a hot buzzword when it comes to wildlife. But what does it really mean? At The Vital Ground […]


Growing Up Grizzly

April 11, 2017  |  by kevin

Built on instinct, driven by hunger, honed by imitation, a grizzly cub’s first year is nothing short of incredible Story and Photos […]

Share Your Conservation Legacy

March 31, 2017  |  by kevin

Nearly a decade ago, Vital Ground launched the Silvertip Legacy Circle to recognize donors who make a lasting commitment to protect grizzly […]


Gobi Grizzlies Highlight 3 Events

March 22, 2017  |  by kevin

Vital Ground board member, biologist and book author Doug Chadwick is sharing his knowledge of the Gobi bear’s fight for survival in […]


Conservation Partner Grants 2016

January 6, 2017  |  by kevin

You probably know Vital Ground for our work as a land trust, for conservation easements and property purchases to protect critical wildlife […]


Challenge Grant Opportunity!

December 19, 2016  |  by kevin

Dear Friend of Vital Ground, Do you remember Bart, the amazing bear who was cared for by Doug and Lynne Seus, when […]


Vital Ground Receives $15,000 Grant to Protect Wildlife Habitat

December 15, 2016  |  by kevin

The Cross Charitable Foundation recently contributed $15,000 to complete The Vital Ground Foundation’s Weber Gulch acquisition in northwest Montana. Cross is joining […]


Wildlife Ambassador Bart the Bear

December 7, 2016  |  by kevin

Wow — 26 years in the wildlife habitat conservation business! Inspired to act on behalf of Bart’s wild relatives, in 1990 Doug […]


Tracking Gobi Grizzlies – by Doug Chadwick

November 8, 2016  |  by kevin

An adventure memoir and an environmental parable emerges from within this portrait of a mysterious but critical species living in a seemingly desolate but actually widely diverse and threatened ecosystem.

Chicago Zoological Society Awards Vital Ground $17,500

November 7, 2016  |  by kevin

The Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) awarded The Vital Ground Foundation $17,500 from their Conservation Fund. Since 2011, the CZS has awarded Vital […]


Of Bears and Berries

November 7, 2016  |  by kevin

Glacier National Park Researcher Hopeful That Huckleberry-Monitoring Project will Help Predict Bear Activity   By Tristan Scott of the Flathead Beacon Note: […]


Please Donate to Vital Ground on Giving Tuesday

October 21, 2016  |  by kevin

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

Forest Thinning Starts on Vital Ground’s Alvord Lake Property

October 10, 2016  |  by kevin

After Labor Day, the first two restoration projects were started since Vital Ground’s 2015 acquisition of the Alvord Lake Community Forest. Thanks […]