The Vital Ground Foundation
T-2 Fort Missoula
Gary J. Wolfe
Kelly O'Brien, Ryan A. Lutey, Mark Brennan
The Vital Ground Foundation helps preserve the threatened grizzly bear, other animals, plants, and natural communities through the conservation of habitat and wildlife linkage areas.
Vital Ground's habitat and linkage projects currently take place under the three named landscape-scale initiatives: Selkirk Grizzly Bear Habitat Conservation Initiative (northern Idaho); Swan Valley Grizzly Bear Habitat Conservation Initiative (western Montana); and the Selkirk-Cabinet-Purcell Linkage Zone Initiative (northern Idaho and northwestern Montana).