Migration corridor for grizzly bears purchased in Yaak Mountains, NW Montana

Good news for the tiny grizzly population hard up against the Idaho/B.C. border in extreme NW Montana-

Conservation group buys land for grizzly migration. Helena Independent Record. AP

The private land was purchased by Vital Ground, a Missoula, Montana foundation.





  1. Linda Jo Hunter Avatar

    It is nice to see a group who does something other than sue for habitat. Nice for the rest of the wildlife too.

  2. Ralph Maughan Avatar

    Linda Jo,

    You are probably aware that there are very many land trusts in the United States, many devoted at least indirectly to conserving wildlife habitat.

    From the few things I have heard of “Vital Ground” they are one of the few that concentrate on bear habitat.


Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan’s Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of “Hiking Idaho.” He also wrote “Beyond the Tetons” and “Backpacking Wyoming’s Teton and Washakie Wilderness.” He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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