Land Trust News

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Vital Ground Helps Tell Story of Forest Legacy Program

Vital Ground has completed a new website — in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service — that contains an interactive Story Map website featuring species in the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern and Intermountain Regions. The separate website, which complements, helps convey to the public the benefits of the Forest Legacy Program while using stories, images, maps and pop-ups to feature the grizzly, Canada lynx, bull trout, whitebark pine and other sensitive species. Feature articles show the importance of wildlife-habitat conservation while sidebars depict economic benefits of conservation to communities like Whitefish and Seeley Lake.