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Information Kiosk in Owen Sowerwine Natural Area Photo Credit: Linda Winnie

2017 OSNA Volunteer Monitoring Season Starts this Month

Can you help? From Linda Winnie, Co-Chair, Owen Sowerwine Committee Flathead Audubon’s OSNA Volunteer Monitoring Program starts its 11th year in March. This Program provides the on-site information that underpins our management of the Owen Sowerwine Natural Area. Reports from Volunteer Monitors keep our OSNA On-the-Ground Manager up to date on maintenance needs at Owen […]

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Aquatic Invasive Species - Photo Credit: FWP

FWP Seeks Comment on Aquatic Invasive Species

As well described at the February FAS program, Montana’s waters are at high risk from aquatic invasive species such as the non-native mussels found last summer in eastern Montana. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has proposed amendments to rules that outline new regulations needed in the battle to contain, detect and prevent the risk of […]

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Spring 2017 Montana Audubon Legislative Update

7by Amy Seaman, Conservation Program Manager, Montana Audubon The legislature is moving ahead at a rapid pace. We have already testified on 24 bills (supporting 13 and opposing 11), held one citizen lobby day  and as you may have heard, contributed to a highly successful public lands rally: on January 30th, the capital was packed […]

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Dereck DeShazer with Vent Screen - Photo Credit: Lewis Young

Vent Screen Project to Reduce Bird Entrapment

by Lewis Young, Conservation Chair Last spring the FAS Board of Directors approved the purchase of 10 vent screens that prevent the entrapment and death of birds and bats in outhouses. Studies across the West have shown that large numbers of birds, especially cavity-nesting species such as bluebirds and small owls, are frequently trapped and die […]

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