‘Aversive Conditioning’ Saves Bears


December 19, 2014  |  by kevin

Bear managers look at it as a form of “tough love.” What you will see in this video might seem harsh – […]

Grizzly Bear Kills Camera


December 8, 2014  |  by kevin

In this video, bear managers use a device called a “Critter Getter” as a temporary fix to scare bears away from attractants. […]

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In the “Mom and Cubs Get Into Trouble” video you saw a female grizzly and her two cubs trying to locate food […]

When bears start getting into trouble in human-inhabited areas, it’s usually because they’ve become food conditioned. Which simply means they discover garbage, […]

‘Bears in the Modern World’ – Curious Creatures


October 24, 2014  |  by Michael Hanan

When biologists put cameras out in the wild for survey purposes or documentation, we usually see the more spectacular videos they capture. […]

‘Bears in the Modern World’ – Bears Need Space


September 26, 2014  |  by kevin

As much as we would like to adhere to the romantic notion that grizzly bears are in the wild roaming free, that’s […]

‘Bears in the Modern World’ – Electric Deer


September 12, 2014  |  by kevin

Sometimes bears try to steal deer and elk hung up at camps after hunters fill their tags. This can create a food-conditioned […]

‘Bears in the Modern World’ – Trapped!


August 29, 2014  |  by kevin

Continuing last week’s explanation of northwestern Montana’s grizzly bear augmentation program – here is another video of those augmentation bears. Females are […]

When wildlife populations fall below sustainable levels, scientists try to augment populations by moving animals from healthy populations. The state of Montana […]

Smell is the grizzly’s greatest sense Many people view grizzly bears as slow animals given their size and bulk. But as you […]

When bear managers needed to replace a radio-collar on a grizzly bear, they tried to coax-in the bear to an unmanned camera […]

Wild Bear Adventure 2014


August 4, 2014  |  by kevin

Vital Ground offers ecotours to Knight Inlet, British Columbia. Located in the southern edge of the Great Bear Rain Forest, Knight Inlet […]

In this sequence Derek and Heather Reich share a beautiful fall video of bears being bears. Featured is a grizzly bear that […]

Join Vital Ground and friends on our October 2014 Wild Bear Adventure to Knight Inlet, British Columbia, Canada. View bears and marine […]

On Vital Ground’s “For the Grizzly” YouTube channel you can see rare video featuring grizzly bears of all shapes and sizes. We […]

The Strength of Connections


June 18, 2014  |  by kevin

“Vital Ground: The Strength of Connections” details how The Vital Ground Foundation protects habitat crucial for grizzly bear survival in North America. […]

Wildlife Ambassador Bart the Bear 2


May 20, 2014  |  by kevin

Inspired to act on behalf of Bart’s wild relatives, in 1990 Doug and Lynne Seus launched The Vital Ground Foundation. The Seuses […]

In this video American actor Sam Elliott tells how the grizzly bear is an iconic symbol of the American West. For grizzlies […]

Bart the Bear 2 – A True Wildlife Ambassador


March 31, 2014  |  by kevin

Inspired to act on behalf of Bart’s wild relatives, in 1990 Doug and Lynne Seus launched The Vital Ground Foundation. The Seuses […]

Wrestling a Grizzly Bear in My Garden


March 26, 2014  |  by kevin

Bear trainer Doug Seus is a man who thinks nothing of play wrestling a grizzly bear – or posing with his head […]

Photos of Elk Flats Neighbors Project


December 26, 2013  |  by kevin

The Vital Ground Foundation teamed up with six landowners in northwest Montana’s Swan Valley to help conserve more than 300 acres of […]

Film industry animal trainer and Vital Ground founder Doug Seus trains grizzly bear Honey Bump. This special video was shot by Vital […]

Bear Party! Video Shows Super Busy Rub Tree


August 6, 2013  |  by kevin

FROM the Alberta Parks YouTube Channel: “Ever wonder what bears do when we’re not looking? These images were captured with a remote […]

In May 2007, Ed Wolff, DVM, of Condon, Montana, captured this courting grizzly pair on video in Cooney Basin, just upslope from […]

Doug Seus and Little Bart


June 21, 2013  |  by kevin

Vital Ground founder and animal trainer Doug Seus interacts with his grizzly bear Little Bart and discusses bear psychology and behavior.