Vital Ground’s conservation projects protect key habitat areas that connect the wild strongholds of the Northern Rockies, from Greater Yellowstone into Canada.
Conserving lush wetlands for the grizzlies and other wildlife of Idaho’s remote Selkirk Mountains.
Other Habitat Projects
in Grizzly Recovery Ecosystems
Vital Ground protects and restores habitat for grizzly bears and other wildlife, connecting the wild strongholds of the Northern Rockies. We group our projects based on the grizzly’s six federally-designated recovery zones, working to link these core areas into one resilient landscape.
Kootenai Valley Linkage
Protecting working lands and a key wildlife corridor between mountain ranges in northern Idaho.
Conserving crucial buffer habitat outside Glacier National Park and returning ownership to the Blackfeet Nation.
Maintaining public access and habitat connectivity in the North Fork Valley west of Glacier National Park.
Broadie Habitat Preserve
Protecting a key habitat link across the Yaak Valley in Montana’s northwestern corner.
Grizzlies are ranging east from the Rocky Mountain Front. Private-land conservation must follow them.
In a grizzly hotspot, continuing the conservation tradition along Montana’s North Fork of the Flathead River.
Alvord Lake Community Forest
A landmark collaborative effort to protect shoreline habitat and public access in far northwest Montana.