North Cascades

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 […]


Doug Seus and Bart the Bear 2.

October 31, 2013  |  by kevin

Vital Ground evolved from a unique relationship between a man and a bear. In 1977, a Kodiak brown bear cub born in […]


Zoo Keepers Serve Spaghetti, Raise $25,000 for Grizzly Bear Conservation

October 15, 2013  |  by kevin

What do grizzly bears and spaghetti have in common? An Internet surfer searching for an answer might find a little-known rock group […]


Race Proceeds Benefit Swan Valley Ranger Program

October 7, 2013  |  by kevin

Vital Ground was well represented at last summer’s Celebrate the Swan “Race for the Trails” competition. The eleventh annual foot race included […]


Elk Flats Neighbors Project

October 1, 2013  |  by kevin

Swan Valley Partners Share A Common Vision For Their Land Vital Ground has teamed up with six landowners in Montana’s Swan Valley […]

Doug Seus and Bart the Bear.

Vital Ground on Wikipedia!

September 11, 2013  |  by kevin

Thanks to help from Vital Ground Trustee Sally Smyth and spouse Tom DeMarco, Vital Ground is listed in the world’s largest online […]


Hair-Snagging Study to Determine Grizzly Population Estimate

September 10, 2013  |  by kevin

Vital Ground contributes $10,000 to project During the summer of 2012 a crew of 70 setup and monitored bear hair-snagging stations across […]

Bears Without Fear

Bears Without Fear: Book Reviews

August 24, 2013  |  by kevin

Review by Dave Stalling A naturalist who retired as the superintendent of Canada’s Banff National Park, Kevin Van Tighem of Canmore, Alberta, […]


DRUID PEAK film – Come to Special Screening Event!

August 15, 2013  |  by kevin

From Executive Producer and Vital Ground Board Member Maureen Mayer: Druid Peak was filmed on location in Jackson Hole, Wyo. THANK YOU […]


Vital Ground Projects Featured in Bare Essentials Magazine

August 13, 2013  |  by kevin

Magnificent in its own right, the grizzly bear is nature’s barometer of a healthy and complete environment. Because a grizzly ranges over […]