Ninepipes National Wildlife Refuge

One Landscape for Wildlife and People

Winter Sow grizzly bear with three cubs in snow

Protecting Habitat

Building Coexistence

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.

Vital Ground Vision

We think boldly. We envision a connected North American grizzly population and a resilient landscape where people and wildlife thrive.


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 Grizzly Bear track
Broadie Wildlife Preserve Broadie Wildlife Preserve
Moose family Moose family
Rocky Mountains Rocky Mountains
Recreating outdoors in the Rocky Mountains Recreating outdoors in the Rocky Mountains
Rocky Mountains Rocky Mountains
kaying the Rocky Mountains kaying the Rocky Mountains
Hiking in the Rocky Mountains Hiking in the Rocky Mountains


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