Vital Ground, landowners conserve key grizzly habitat in Swan Valley

Collaboration with Montana Freshwater Partners Sustains Corridor for Bears, Other Wildlife

A sizeable wetland within a key wildlife corridor will remain open and protected for grizzly bears and many other wildlife species in Montana’s Swan Valley after the Vital Ground Foundation completed a conservation agreement in the Salmon Prairie area near Condon this week.

Working with conservation-minded landowners, Vital Ground collaborated with Montana Freshwater Partners in support of the 30-acre conservation easement. The land will remain in private ownership with a new habitat restoration plan for portions of the wetland previously converted for agriculture. With the property bordering...


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