Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Matt Hart
Vital Ground Foundation 

New Conservation Partners Extend Vital Ground's Conflict Reduction Goals


January 18, 2018

Kevin Rhoades

The Mission Mountains tower over the Mission Valley, where bear conflicts are on the rise. Vital Ground is partnering with tribal managers to improve electric fencing.

Grizzly bears are on the move. In the last year, we've seen more and more evidence of grizzly travel beyond the borders of original recovery zones. As the Great Bear reconnects its fragmented range, our conflict reduction efforts must follow in the animals' footsteps.

That's why our 2017 Conservation Partners Grant Program extended Vital Ground's support to three new areas-the Mission, Madison and Big Hole valleys-while also continuing our efforts in the Swan Valley. Read on to learn about these partnerships and why they represent the right places for reducing conflicts between bears and pe...

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