Make a Memorial Gift

At Vital Ground, we are pleased to offer you the chance to make a memorial gift in remembrance of someone who has passed away. You can memorialize a family member or a friend through an honorary gift, gift fund or memorial in support of Vital Ground’s mission to conserve habitat for grizzly bears and all things wild.

To make a memorial gift, click here to go to our donation page. After designating the gift amount, be sure to check the box labeled “Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone.” You may then enter the honoree’s name if desired.

Curt Baughman Memorial

Curt Baughman
Curt Baughman was a tremendous supporter of wildlife and Vital Ground, spending more than 30 years as a biologist for the state of Nevada.

Last spring, Vital Ground and the wildlife conservation community lost a valued member when Curtis Baughman passed away. Curt was a loving father and career biologist for the state of Nevada. For over 30 years as a public servant, he dedicated his life to conserving wildlife populations, protecting wildlife habitat, promoting notions of fair chase, and defending public access to hunting and fishing opportunities.

Curt’s duties were broad and personally fulfilling, ranging from rearing trout to trapping and transplanting Rocky Mountain elk. He valued working in one of the country’s most biologically diverse states where access to intact, interconnected habitat is reflected in the quality of its wildlife populations.

It’s no surprise, then, that Curt personally supported the mission of Vital Ground for 10 years, and mentioned it as a cause he would like folks to consider donating to in his memory. His family is honored that you are considering a donation in Curt’s name, and they figure he is, too.

Click here to donate online in memory of Curt Baughman. Be sure to check the box labeled “Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone.”

If preferred, you can mail your contribution along with a note of explanation. Send to: The Vital Ground Foundation, 30 Fort Missoula Rd., Missoula, MT 59804.

If you would like to make a special private donation in honor or memory of someone else, or if you have questions about tribute gifts, please phone 406-549-8650 or email Kim Davitt, Development Director, at