Ninepipes National Wildlife Refuge
One Landscape
for Wildlife and People
Winter Sow grizzly bear with three cubs in snow
Conserving Habitat
Building Coexistence
Sandhill Crane
Grizzly Bear Conservation
to Protect Biodiversity

The Vital Ground Foundation is a land trust that conserves and connects habitat for grizzly bears and other wildlife. We also team up with communities to prevent conflicts between bears and people.

THANK YOU wildlife heroes!

Vital Ground’s One Landscape Initiative will protect wildlife habitat and prevent conflicts in the most critical locations across the Northern Rockies and Inland Northwest. See video.


Since 1990, we’ve helped protect and enhance 620,000 acres of land. From Yellowstone into Canada, our strategic focus is on remaining grizzly bear habitat in western North America. Our One Landscape Initiative protects private lands that connect the region’s wild strongholds. Check out the places¬†where we work on behalf of grizzly bear conservation, people, and the entire wild community.

Photo by Lance Schelvan Photo by Lance Schelvan
Bismark Meadows, Idaho Bismark Meadows, Idaho
Vision for grizzly restoration Vision for grizzly restoration
Grizzly Bear Track (mud) Grizzly Bear Track (mud)
Broadie Wildlife Preserve Broadie Wildlife Preserve
Moose by Lance Schelvan Moose by Lance Schelvan
Rocky Mountains Rocky Mountains
Recreating outdoors in the Rocky Mountains Recreating outdoors in the Rocky Mountains
Rocky Mountains Rocky Mountains
Brown bear and cubs Brown bear and cubs
kaying the Rocky Mountains kaying the Rocky Mountains
Hiking in the Rocky Mountains Hiking in the Rocky Mountains


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