Posted Sep 11, 2018 'Tis the season, friends. Nights are getting colder and bears are loading calories. If you live near grizzly country, pick up those apples and secure other attractants!
Posted Sep 10, 2018 Thanks to the Vital Ground board members, staff and supporters who attended this past weekend's Walk on Vital Ground in North Idaho! We caught a gorgeous early-autumn day at Bismark Meadows, where Vital Ground is currently working to protect critical spring grizzly habitat in the Selkirk Mountains. Learn more and chip in:
Posted Sep 5, 2018 Bear spray—and training—saves lives. Read the full story of last month's bear attack at Yellowstone National Park, which had a positive outcome in part because of Bear Aware, the bear spray rental company that served the family involved in the attack (and a promotional partner of Vital Ground):
Posted Sep 4, 2018 We're proud to support partners like CSKT Wildlife Management Program and People and Carnivores that help communities prevent grizzly-related conflicts through outreach and education:
Posted Aug 29, 2018 Need a midweek pick-me-up? Watch the orphan grizzlies from Montana eagerly exploring their new home in Quebec!
Posted Aug 28, 2018 Here's an informative rundown from the Missoulian of what's at stake and the players involved in Thursday's court hearing regarding grizzly delisting in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem:
Posted Aug 27, 2018 It's August 27 and there's snow in tonight's forecast for parts of the Northern Rockies. This calls for a Thomas Mangelsen snow griz!
Posted Aug 24, 2018 Any bear attack is an unfortunate event, but yesterday's incident in Yellowstone National Park could have been much worse for all parties if not for the use of bear spray. And, remarkably, this was the first bear attack in Yellowstone since 2015 despite more than 10 million people visiting the park since then. Stay Bear Aware this weekend, friends!
Posted Aug 23, 2018 Grizzlies aren't the only ones who need room to move. Read the remarkable story of Deer 255, Wyoming's record-holder for longest mule deer migration, and the economic challenges of protecting wildlife travel in the West:
Posted Aug 21, 2018 SCIENCE UPDATE: A new study reveals another risk involved with relocating grizzlies from one ecosystem to another -- sensitivity to diseases not present on their native range. It's another reason why a connected landscape -- where relocation isn't needed because bears and other wildlife have room to roam -- remains the long-term answer and Vital Ground's guiding vision.
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