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 […]


Reintroducing Grizzlies to the Bitterroot

August 13, 2015  |  by kevin

Contributed by Julie Boehm Spanning across the Idaho/Montana border lies the Bitterroot Ecosystem. This grizzly bear recovery area contains close to 1.5 million […]


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 […]


Recurring Donations Easy, Effective Way to Contribute

April 5, 2015  |  by kevin

Individuals are very important in helping Vital Ground to conserve grizzly country. When many people donate regularly – even as little as […]

Grizzly bear habitat in the North Cascades could sustain recovering grizzly bear populations. The Vital Ground Foundation fully supports efforts to foster their restoration to this area.

North Cascades Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Recovery Scoping Comment

March 24, 2015  |  by kevin

March 24, 2015 Ms. Karen Taylor-Goodrich Superintendent North Cascades National Park Service Complex 810 State Route 20 Sedro-Woolley WA 98284 [Via electronic […]


Gobi Bear Update

February 11, 2015  |  by kevin

From Vital Ground Board member Douglas H. Chadwick From mid-April through mid-May of 2014, I made my fourth spring expedition to the […]


Vital Ground Celebrates 25th Anniversary

January 31, 2015  |  by kevin

January 31, 2015 Let’s Celebrate! Nov. 8, 2015, marks 25 years since Doug and Lynne Seus founded The Vital Ground Foundation. Since […]


Vital Ground and Giving Tuesday

November 25, 2014  |  by kevin

THANK YOU for being part of The Vital Ground Foundation family! Vital Ground is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to […]


Derek and Heather Reich Team Up for Grizzly Conservation

November 6, 2014  |  by kevin

Member/Business Partner Profile By Michael Hanan and Vital Ground staff  When Derek and Heather Reich captured an old male grizzly bear in […]


The Right Place Campaign

September 11, 2014  |  by kevin

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


National Park Service Studies Grizzly Bear Restoration to the North Cascades

August 26, 2014  |  by kevin

National Park Service Press Release Date: August 21, 2014 Contact:   Jeffrey Olson, 202-208-6843 Grizzly Bear Restoration Review to get Underway this […]


Artist Joseph S. Venus Donates Artwork

July 7, 2014  |  by kevin

Utah artist Joe Venus, who paints wildlife, western and prehistoric art – donated reproduction rights of his painting No Trespassing, which features […]



June 19, 2014  |  by kevin

Friends of Vital Ground Reception and Book Launch Party Please join Vital Ground’s founding board member and National Geographic author, Doug Chadwick, […]

Long Meadow, 2013. Carolyn, Mark, and Linn Lawrence (pictured left to right) joined Elk Flats’ neighbors to protect more than 300 acres of Montana’s upper Swan Valley, and the family’s original
homestead. Long Meadow is now a 2-½ acre glacial pothole wetland after it was drained nearly a century ago. Vital Ground staff photo.

Swan Valley Homesteads Protected Forever

April 10, 2014  |  by kevin

Landowners, Vital Ground, Collaborate to Conserve Ecologically Bountiful Area of Northwest Montana According to Alice Brunson Lawrence’s memoir My Swan River Memories, […]

Vital Ground works to protect and restore wild grizzly populations and their habitat in the ecosystems designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) as grizzly bear recovery zones. Photo by Larry Aumiller.

Join Vital Ground for 2014 ‘Wild Bear Adventure’

February 24, 2014  |  by kevin

Join Vital Ground and friends on our October 2014 Wild Bear Adventure to Knight Inlet, British Columbia, Canada. This will be an […]


Vital Ground Milestones

February 12, 2014  |  by kevin

Let’s Celebrate! November 8, 2015, will mark 25 years since Doug and Lynne Seus founded The Vital Ground Foundation. Since before our […]


Heartwarming glimpse into the relationship between a couple and their clan of movie-star grizzly bears

February 10, 2014  |  by kevin

From United Kingdom’s Mail Online: This is a unique glimpse into the heart-warming relationship between a couple and their clan of movie-star […]

The Elk Flats Neighbors Project will benefit deer, moose, grizzly bears and other sensitive fish and wildlife species.

Vital Ground, Montana Landowners Conserve 316 Acres

December 26, 2013  |  by kevin

Elk Flats Neighbors Project Permanently Protects Swan Valley Fish and Wildlife Habitat Missoula, Mont. – The Vital Ground Foundation this month teamed […]


Missoula County Commissioners Approve Conservation Easements Brokered by Vital Ground

December 5, 2013  |  by kevin

Missoulian: Following the unanimous recommendation of the Open Lands Committee, Missoula County commissioners unanimously approved $150,000 of public open-space bond funds to […]


Commissioners to Decide Whether to Fund Elk Flats Project

December 3, 2013  |  by kevin

Missoulian: Missoula County commissioners this week will decide whether $150,000 of open space bond funds will go toward conservation easements for the […]