Vital Ground protects critical grizzly bear habitat through cooperative conservation partnerships. We focus on strategically located lands where conservation values transcend property boundaries. We partner only with willing landowners to protect vital habitat through conservation easements and fee title acquisitions, via either purchase or donation.

From time to time, Vital Ground also participates in selected public lands projects designed to reduce conflicts between bears and people, improve habitat quality, protect or enhance resident populations, or increase the land’s carrying capacity for grizzly bears.

Vital Ground works wherever there is an opportunity to protect habitat for grizzlies, but we direct particular attention to private lands that serve as connections between grizzly ecosystems, special foraging areas or seasonal bear habitats—lifelines that grizzlies, and everything else in grizzly country, depend on. To learn more about conservation easements or fee title transactions to benefit wildlife, see the links to right.