Vital Ground supports programs that prevent conflicts between bears and people. We also chip in on habitat protection projects by like-minded conservation groups.
Featured Conflict Prevention Projects
Bringing a seasoned range rider to help the Big Hole Valley, where grizzlies are reclaiming historic range.
Photo: Jim Cole
Equipping vacationers in the Madison Valley to avoid run-ins with Yellowstone’s expanding grizzly population.
Photo: Kevin Rhoades
Through a new electric fencing program, we're teaming up with tribal officers to curb conflicts in the Mission Valley.
Supporting the West's longest-running Range Rider program, for the benefit of wildlife and people alike.
Preventing conflicts through education and technology as grizzlies expand west from Greater Yellowstone.
Photo: Pati Sowka
Keeping bears away from the garbage, gardens and livestock of Montana's scenic Swan Valley.
Helping equip Washingtonians with the truth about grizzlies and their potential return to the North Cascades.
Keeping bears in the woods and out of the garbage in the heart of the Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem.
Other Conservation Partner Projects
in Grizzly Recovery Ecosystems
Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem
North Cascades Ecosystem
Our work in Alaska
Our work in Mongolia
Vital Ground works to protect and restore habitat for wild grizzly populations in ecosystems where the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated grizzly bear recovery zones and where state wildlife management agencies have placed an emphasis on conserving the species.
Featured Habitat Partner Projects
Conserving critical salmon and brown bear habitat in Alaska's threatened Bristol Bay Watershed.
Helping connect habitat in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia, with big benefits south of the border too.
Retiring conflict-prone grazing leases in Greater Yellowstone—for bears, wolves, livestock and ranchers alike.
Canada's largest private-land conservation project, conserving 212 square miles of former timberlands.