Interactive Map: Click the light green areas to identify recovery zones. Click the red bubbles to identify projects.

Yellowstone National Park is the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, yet the area covers a vast area of approximately 20-million acres, including Grand Teton National Park, parts of four national forests, several wildlife refuges and state and private lands in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. The Yellowstone grizzly population has expanded its numbers and range since the 1970s, and now totals at least 700 bears, according to the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee in (2013). As human development continues to encroach into areas surrounding the Yellowstone ecosystem, Vital Ground remains committed to ensuring that Yellowstone’s grizzly population always has room to roam.