Posted Nov 14, 2018 We're thrilled to announce that Vital Ground and the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative have completed the Wild River project in northwestern Montana! In the Kootenai Valley, 42.5 acres once slated for subdivision will be protected as habitat in a crucial corridor for grizzlies and other wildlife. And we couldn't have scored this conservation victory without supporters like YOU! Here's our full press release:
Posted Nov 12, 2018 Happy Monday, friends -- if you have a long week ahead, take some courage from a griz and keep on trudging! Photo by Jim Cole.
Posted Nov 9, 2018 As snow blankets the Northern Rockies and grizzly bears head into their dens, Canada lynx are gearing up for their winter hunting season. Here's the latest conservation news on this elusive threatened species that shares much of the grizzly's range:
Posted Nov 8, 2018 An informative check-in on Yellowstone grizzlies and the larger landscape picture as we head toward winter:
Posted Nov 6, 2018 Call it an Election Day miracle! Up in the Purcell-Yaak area where Vital Ground has long worked to protect habitat, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has confirmed the state's first woodland caribou sightings in years. While this may not mean much for the species' long-term future in the Lower 48, it's a welcome reminder that nature remains resilient and full of surprises.
Posted Nov 5, 2018 Important context here after the recent trapping of a grizzly on a golf course in Montana's Bitterroot Valley:
Posted Nov 1, 2018 SCIENCE UPDATE: It's not just new houses and buildings that impact grizzly bear habitat. Human recreation on trails alters grizzly behavior, with a new University of Alberta study documenting how different activities disrupt bears.
Posted Oct 31, 2018 ICYMI: Our partners People and Carnivores do amazing work to prevent conflicts between livestock and native predators. Check out this remarkable video:
Uploaded Feb 8, 2018 Vital Ground Supports Grizzly Science in Montana's Blackfoot Valley Vital Ground Supports Grizzly Science in Montana's Blackfoot Valley Montana's Blackfoot Valley has experienced many chang ...
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