Montana Audubon Conservation Update – April

by Amy Seaman, Conservation Program Manager It’s April, and now officially spring in the Helena Valley – the Long-billed Curlews have returned! Montana Audubon’s bird conservation efforts this month went into volunteer outreach and planning for the summer field season and our four focal citizen science projects: Long-billed Curlews, Rosy Finches, Chimney Swifts, and Black…

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Montana Audubon Conservation Update – March

by Amy Seaman, Conservation Program Manager Just March lay between us and many of our favorite birds returning to Montana, including Long-Billed Curlews. Hard to believe!  Montana Audubon’s bird conservation efforts this month focused on meetings and planning, the necessary groundwork for a successful spring and summer. Montana Wildlife Federation’s Nick Gevock and I led…

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Owen Sowerwine Natural Area

Volunteers Needed for OSNA Monitoring Project

From Linda Winnie, Co-Chair, Owen Sowerwine Committee Flathead Audubon’s OSNA Volunteer Monitoring Program starts its 12th year this month! This Program provides the on-site information that underpins our management of the Owen Sowerwine Natural Area. Reports from Volunteer Monitors in March through November keep our OSNA On-the-Ground Manager up to date on maintenance needs at…

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Migratory Bird Treaty Act Threatened

by Lewis Young, Conservation Committee The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) is under attack and needs our support. In December 2017, the Trump administration issued a controversial legal opinion providing an interpretation that the law does not apply to the incidental or accidental deaths of migratory birds and in Congress, H.R. 4239—The Secure American Energy…

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