Vital Ground Donates Isolated Inholding in Cabinet Mountains to Lolo National Forest

December 14, 2017  |  by kevin

News for Immediate Release MISSOULA, Mont. – To consolidate ownership and streamline management of a valuable roadless area for grizzly bears and […]


Translocation Troubles: New Study Shows Risks of Moving Grizzlies

January 11, 2018  |  by kevin

By Matt Hart Moving grizzly bears is no easy task. It’s far better to let them move themselves. That’s the takeaway from […]


“I Scratch Your Back, You Scratch Mine”

January 8, 2018  |  by kevin

Who doesn’t love a good back scratch? It would be easy to think the grizzly bear filmed above is plagued by the […]


New Conservation Partners Extend Vital Ground’s Conflict Reduction Goals

January 2, 2018  |  by kevin

Grizzly bears are on the move. In the last year, we’ve seen more and more evidence of grizzly travel beyond the borders […]


Inspiration from Cameron: “Grizzly Bears Need Vital Ground”

November 15, 2017  |  by kevin

We’re finishing 2017 strong after a favorite bear expert visited Vital Ground.   After many days in the office, it can be […]


Please Donate to Vital Ground on Giving Tuesday

November 9, 2017  |  by kevin

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday!   THANK YOU for being part of The Vital Ground Foundation family! Vital Ground is participating […]


Little Bart Paws Waffles

November 8, 2017  |  by kevin

Kodiak Cakes helping to conserve grizzly bear habitat By Matt Hart Bart the Bear is at it again. Well, Little Bart, to […]

A Groundbreaking Griz

November 3, 2017  |  by kevin

The travels of a young bear show the challenge of connecting landscapes and the importance of private-land conservation By Matt Hart Wildlife […]


Grizzly Delisting: What You Should Know

October 17, 2017  |  by kevin

In the past year, voices have risen from all sides in response to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to remove […]


Vital Ground fights noxious weeds with bugs

September 28, 2017  |  by kevin

By Mitch Doherty The Alvord Lake Community Forest is a long way from the warm, exotic climate found in the Mediterranean, but […]


Vital Ground Helps Bear Proof Waste Collection Sites

September 13, 2017  |  by kevin

This city of Troy, Montana, and Lincoln County are working to permanently shut down waste collection sites with a long history of […]


Matt Hart Joins Vital Ground as Staff Conservation Writer

September 11, 2017  |  by kevin

If you’ve been reading Vital News over the last year, you’ve probably seen Matt Hart’s name atop project updates and news releases. […]


Swan Valley Bear Resources Reduces Bear-Human Conflicts

August 10, 2017  |  by kevin

Swan Valley is where it all began for Vital Ground. Our very first conservation easement happened in this portion of northwestern Montana, […]


Connecting Landscapes and Protecting Wildlife at Wild River

August 9, 2017  |  by kevin

A great big Thank You to all the contributors and friends of Vital Ground who helped us meet the $50,000 match for […]

Your Used Vehicle Can Help Carry Vital Ground Forward

August 7, 2017  |  by kevin

Wondering what to do with your used vehicle? Donating your car, truck, boat, motorcycle or RV to The Vital Ground Foundation is […]


Wild River Campaign

July 18, 2017  |  by Adrienne Ingram

Help Vital Ground secure 42.6 acres of grizzly habitat! Securing the Wild River corridor will protect crucial linkage areas and connect two […]


Vital Ground Intern Honored

July 18, 2017  |  by kevin

Social Media Intern Adrienne Ingram received Loyola University New Orleans Center for Environmental Communication Outstanding Student of the Year Award for her […]


Volunteers Extraordinaire

June 7, 2017  |  by kevin

Smyth, DeMarco Showcase Vital Ground at Las Vegas Money Show Two years running … Vital Ground board member Sally Smyth and consultant […]


Wild River Project: A Bridge for Northwest Montana

June 4, 2017  |  by kevin

Connectivity, corridors, linkages—as a supporter of Vital Ground’s work, you hear the words a lot. But where’s the walk behind the talk? […]


New Book: In Wild Trust

May 2, 2017  |  by kevin

In Wild Trust is the classic Alaskan wilderness story of Larry Aumiller’s 30 years living intimately among the world’s largest congregation of […]


The Right Place Campaign

May 1, 2017  |  by kevin

Protecting The Right Places In the United States we are fortunate to have millions of acres of public lands under relatively good […]

Long-Term Vision: Connecting Vital Ground for Grizzlies

April 19, 2017  |  by Adrienne Ingram

By Matt Hart Connectivity—it’s a hot buzzword when it comes to wildlife. But what does it really mean? At The Vital Ground […]


Growing Up Grizzly

April 11, 2017  |  by kevin

Built on instinct, driven by hunger, honed by imitation, a grizzly cub’s first year is nothing short of incredible Story and Photos […]

Share Your Conservation Legacy

March 31, 2017  |  by kevin

Nearly a decade ago, Vital Ground launched the Silvertip Legacy Circle to recognize donors who make a lasting commitment to protect grizzly […]


Gobi Grizzlies Highlight 3 Events

March 22, 2017  |  by kevin

Vital Ground board member, biologist and book author Doug Chadwick is sharing his knowledge of the Gobi bear’s fight for survival in […]


Conservation Partner Grants 2016

January 6, 2017  |  by kevin

You probably know Vital Ground for our work as a land trust, for conservation easements and property purchases to protect critical wildlife […]