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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]



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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]