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 […]


Conservation Partnerships: The Foundation of Vital Ground

September 6, 2016  |  by kevin

Conservation Partners Grants 2016 You probably know Vital Ground for our work as a land trust, for conservation easements and property purchases […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]

Recent population research (Kendall et al., 2015) indicates grizzly bear occupancy within five miles of the proposed project. Grizzly bears within the area remain about half the desired population goals.

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


What do Grizzly Bears Eat?

February 25, 2016  |  by kevin

Contributed by Julie Boehm What’s on the Menu May Surprise You When most of us think of grizzly bear meal-time, we likely […]


Protecting the Grizzly Stronghold in Alaska

February 25, 2016  |  by kevin

Alaska is known for its wild tundra and rich coastal salmon streams, making it a strong ecosystem for healthy grizzly bear habitat. […]


Creating a ‘Healthy and Whole Earth’ Through Grizzly Habitat Conservation

February 23, 2016  |  by kevin

Guided by objective science, driven by wildlife and open-space values, and primarily focused on private lands, Vital Ground protects crucial grizzly bear […]

High-traffic highways are dangerous barriers for grizzly bears and other wildlife.

Bears on the Move

February 2, 2016  |  by kevin

By Robb Krehbiel After decades of conservation work from countless individuals, grizzly bear populations are growing in and around Yellowstone and Glacier […]


The Grizzly Predicament in North America

February 1, 2016  |  by kevin

Contributed by Julie Boehm Over the last 200 years, grizzly bears have lost 94 percent of their historic territory. Their population was […]


Wildlife Ambassador Bart the Bear 2

January 30, 2016  |  by kevin

Wow — 25 years in the wildlife habitat conservation business! Inspired to act on behalf of Bart’s wild relatives, in 1990 Doug […]