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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

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Vital Ground Receives Loon Society Partner of the Year Award


October 10, 2016  |  by kevin

The Montana Loon Society is honored to present the 2016 Conservation Partners Award to The Vital Ground Foundation for its protection of […]

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Grizzly Collared Near Vital Ground Partner Project in Washington


October 7, 2016  |  by kevin

By Matt Hart Slowly but surely, grizzly bears are returning to Washington State, and Vital Ground is already lending a helping hand. […]

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Bart the Bear II Participates in Red Bull Performing Under Pressure


September 16, 2016  |  by Adrienne Ingram

By Adrienne Ingram  On June 28, Bart the Bear II, accompanied by Doug and Lynne Seus, traveled to Whitefish, Mont., to participate […]

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#WhyVitalGround?


September 14, 2016  |  by kevin

By Adrienne Ingram In mid-August, Vital Ground launched its first ever #WhyVitalGround campaign. The #WhyVitalGround survey was emailed to donors, shared on […]

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Alvord Lake Community Conservation Project


July 13, 2016  |  by Adrienne Ingram

Hard Work Pays Off Excitement, joy and gratitude radiated throughout the forest and across Alvord Lake on July 8 as friends, partners, […]

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Studying Grizzly DNA in the Cabinet-Yaak: Low Tech Meets High Tech


June 29, 2016  |  by Adrienne Ingram

By Kate Kendall, United States Geological Survey Research Biologist Emeritus   On a snowy night in early 2011, I braved a slushy Highway […]

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Put a Bear on Your Car, Help Keep Grizzlies Alive


June 20, 2016  |  by Adrienne Ingram

By Todd Wilkinson In the vast Greater Yellowstone region, there’s growing recognition of what some call “the grizzly economy.” It’s not a […]

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Grizzlies and Environmental Health: A Keystone Species Helps Assure Biodiversity


June 20, 2016  |  by kevin

Where a Grizzly Can Walk, the Earth is Healthy and Whole   By Lisa Densmore Ballard Within the alpine and subalpine woodlands […]

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Greater Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Subpopulation Delisting Fact Sheet


June 20, 2016  |  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 […]

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Vital Ground Participates in Montana License Plate Program


May 10, 2016  |  by Adrienne Ingram

In 2008, Vital Ground joined the ranks of other conservation foundations and wildlife-focused nonprofits in the Montana Charity License Plate Program. Vital […]

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Play a Part in Conservation


April 1, 2016  |  by Adrienne Ingram

For Vital Ground, the term “partnership” is not just reserved for relationships with other organizations, but rather, encompasses Vital Ground’s conservation philosophy. […]

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Vital Ground Recognizes the Importance of Partners


March 22, 2016  |  by Adrienne Ingram

 Power in Numbers    The phrase “Power in Numbers” is not lost on the conservation world – especially not Vital Ground. To […]

Weber Gulch


March 21, 2016  |  by kevin

New Vital Ground Project in the Works Perched atop a steep ridge overlooking the Clark Fork Valley near Thompson Falls is a […]

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Vital Ground Conserves Land, Wildlife and People


March 14, 2016  |  by Adrienne Ingram

Utilizing a tactfully crafted strategy in order to promote the best conservation ethic, Vital Ground blends several approaches to adapt to the […]

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Grizzly Bear Delisting on the Horizon


March 6, 2016  |  by Michael Hanan

Two out of the six grizzly bear recovery zones in the U.S. are being considered for delisting, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and […]

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Holistic and Connective Conservation Approach Promotes Grizzly Recovery


March 1, 2016  |  by kevin

As the premier grizzly bear conservation organization in the world, Vital Ground works as a land trust to ensure grizzlies have wild […]