Lynne and her husband Doug founded Vital Ground in 1990. The famed animal handlers raised and trained an orphaned Kodiak brown bear named Bart to appear in feature films, which have included Legends of the Fall, The Edge and The Great Outdoors, among many others. Before his death in 2000, Bart had worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Brad Pitt and Sir Anthony Hopkins. Today, the Seuses operate Wasatch Rocky Mountain Wildlife Ranch and focus exclusively on grizzly bears and wolves. At present, a substantial amount of their time, resources and the talent of their animals are dedicated to promoting the work of Vital Ground. The Seuses reside in Heber, Utah.
Vital Ground Co-founder
Vital Ground Trustee since 2016