Cabinet-Purcell Wildlife Linkage Initiative

by The Vital Ground Foundation
Feb 16, 2011

Cabinet-Purcell Initiative - Report 1

Grizzly Bear. Photo by Jamie Scarrow.
Grizzly Bear. Photo by Jamie Scarrow.

As of December 2010, Vital Ground has executed two purchase options on private linkage lands in northwestern Montana, one near the Yaak River/Kootenai River confluence and another near the Bull River/Clark Fork River confluence. In 2011 Vital Ground and its partners will place great effort in fundraising in order to close on this phase of the Initiative by year-end. The Wildlife Conservation Society has made an initial commitment of $50,000 toward the effort, and has extended an informal invitation for subsequent proposals as we make progress. On January 19, 2011, Vital Ground presented at the Winter meeting of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC), providing updates of our progress in the Purcell/Cabinet-Yaak region (identification of key parcels, options placed on two). The committee’s reaction was very positive and Vital Ground was thanked for its commendable grizzly bear/wildlife linkage work. Further, with the cooperation of the National Geographic Society, Vital Ground’s Cabinet-Purcell Wildlife Linkage Initiative has a permanent place on the Global Action Atlas website, providing an opportunity for conservation-minded persons from around the country and world to learn more about our work in the region and contribute financially toward our efforts online.



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The Vital Ground Foundation

Location: Missoula, MT - USA
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The Vital Ground Foundation
Project Leader:
Kevin Rhoades
Communications Director
Missoula, MT United States

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