• Alliance Member
  • Accredited
  • Terrafirma Insured

The mission of Vital Ground is to protect and restore North America's grizzly bear populations for future generations by conserving wildlife habitat and by supporting programs that reduce conflicts between bears and humans. Since 1990, Vital Ground has helped protect, enhance and connect 625,000 acres of land.

Land Protected

Idaho
Montana

Demographics

  • Year first joined

    2001

  • Adopted 2017 Standards & Practices

    Yes

  • Number of full-time staff

    8

  • Number of supporters

    4,500

  • Number of volunteers

    15

  • Number of board members

    14

Features
Trails

Land trusts with public trails for guided or individual hikes, walks, biking and more.

Public Access

Land trusts that welcome visitors for activities such as walking, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, birding and more.

Volunteer Opportunities

Land trusts with volunteer opportunities, such as trail maintenance, clean ups, administrative duties, giving tours and more.

Conservation Priorities
Agricultural Land

Land trusts that protect farms and ranches to ensure sustainable food and secure agricultural ways of life.

Forests

Land trusts that protect forested lands for habitat preservation, sequestering carbon, sustainable timber, conserving wilderness and more.

Wildlife Habitat

Land trusts that protect habitat for plants and animals, such as wildlife corridors, breeding grounds and habitats for endangered species.

Land Trust Alliance

The Land Trust Alliance powers our nearly 1,000 member land trusts to permanently protect and conserve the land we need and love, ensuring it will be there for today and tomorrow.