The Legacy of Bart the Bear

December 7, 2017  |  by kevin

Bart the Bear was born in a zoo in 1977 and adopted by Doug and Lynne Seus and trained to be in […]

Wildlife Ambassador Honey Bump

May 24, 2017  |  by kevin

Vital Ground founders Doug and Lynne Seus take time out to play with Honey Bump, a trained movie bear that also serves […]

In this sequence Derek and Heather Reich share a beautiful fall video of bears being bears. Featured is a grizzly bear that […]

“Time for the Grizzly?”

January 31, 2017  |  by kevin

Now is the time to restore the North Cascades grizzly bear! Only three hours from Seattle, the North Cascades Ecosystem is the […]

‘Bears in the Modern World’ – Bears Need Space

September 1, 2016  |  by kevin

By Heather Reich As much as we would like to adhere to the romantic notion that grizzly bears are in the wild […]

By Heather Reich When wildlife populations fall below sustainable levels, scientists try to augment populations by moving animals from healthy populations. In […]

Bear Bloopers!

August 17, 2016  |  by kevin

At the end of each “Bears in the Modern World” video, Doug Seus and Bart the Bear II urge viewers to join […]

Where the Grizzly can Walk, the Earth is Healthy and Whole

July 1, 2016  |  by Adrienne Ingram

Vital Ground is dedicated to protecting and conserving the right places for grizzlies so wild places can thrive. Grizzly bears play a unique […]

The Strength of Connections

June 21, 2016  |  by kevin

Grizzly bear habitat conservation does not take thousands of acres. Rather, it only takes hundreds of acres in the right places. While Vital Ground […]

Montana PBS: Wildlife Crossing Structures

May 3, 2016  |  by Adrienne Ingram

Montana PBS released a special featuring wildlife corridors along Interstate 90 in the American Northwest and the TransCanada highway in southwestern Canada. […]

‘Grizzlies in the North Cascades’ Video

March 18, 2016  |  by kevin

Although Vital Ground’s primary emphasis is to work with private landowners to conserve wildlife habitat for grizzly bears and other wildlife, we […]

On Vital Ground’s “For the Grizzly” YouTube channel you can see rare video featuring grizzly bears of all shapes and sizes. We […]

Celebrating 25 Years of Vital Ground!

May 19, 2015  |  by kevin

The Vital Ground Foundation celebrates 25 years of wildlife habitat conservation in the northern Rocky Mountains. This video is hosted by Vital […]

Dogs Chase Black Bear

December 31, 2014  |  by kevin

Special thanks to Grizzly Bear Management Specialist Tim Manley and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks for their cooperation in Vital Ground sharing […]

‘Aversive Conditioning’ Saves Bears

December 19, 2014  |  by kevin

Bear managers look at it as a form of “tough love.” What you will see in this video might seem harsh – […]

Grizzly Bear Kills Camera

December 8, 2014  |  by kevin

In this video, bear managers use a device called a “Critter Getter” as a temporary fix to scare bears away from attractants. […]

In the “Mom and Cubs Get Into Trouble” video you saw a female grizzly and her two cubs trying to locate food […]

When bears start getting into trouble in human-inhabited areas, it’s usually because they’ve become food conditioned. Which simply means they discover garbage, […]

‘Bears in the Modern World’ – Curious Creatures

October 24, 2014  |  by Michael Hanan

When biologists put cameras out in the wild for survey purposes or documentation, we usually see the more spectacular videos they capture. […]

‘Bears in the Modern World’ – Electric Deer

September 12, 2014  |  by kevin

Sometimes bears try to steal deer and elk hung up at camps after hunters fill their tags. This can create a food-conditioned […]

‘Bears in the Modern World’ – Trapped!

August 29, 2014  |  by kevin

Continuing last week’s explanation of northwestern Montana’s grizzly bear augmentation program – here is another video of those augmentation bears. Females are […]

Smell is the grizzly’s greatest sense Many people view grizzly bears as slow animals given their size and bulk. But as you […]

When bear managers needed to replace a radio-collar on a grizzly bear, they tried to coax-in the bear to an unmanned camera […]

Wild Bear Adventure 2014

August 4, 2014  |  by kevin

Vital Ground offers ecotours to Knight Inlet, British Columbia. Located in the southern edge of the Great Bear Rain Forest, Knight Inlet […]

In this video American actor Sam Elliott tells how the grizzly bear is an iconic symbol of the American West. For grizzlies […]