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Looking at Sandhills in West Valley - Photo Credit: Flathead Land Trust

Field Trip Report: Sandhill Crane Tour

By Cory Davis. On Saturday, October 7, twenty-six hardy folks participated in a Sandhill Crane Watching Tour at the West Valley Wetlands just northwest of Kalispell. Denny Olson of Flathead Audubon led the trip that was co-sponsored by Flathead Land Trust, Flathead Audubon and the West Valley Naturalist’s Association. The participants weathered some cold, windy […]

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Sandhill Crane - Photo Credit: Dick Walker

Good News from the Western Front!

by Kay Mitchell The Flathead Land Trust has met its goal in raising 100% of the required $150,000 non-federal match of the $1.4 million project that will permanently protect the West Valley Pond site. The Pond and surrounding farmland provide rich habitat for a very large variety of birds and other wildlife that we all love […]

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Sandhill Cranes Sunset in West Valley - Photo Credit: Dick Walker

Help Preserve Flathead Crane Staging Area

Flathead Land Trust is working to conserve a 400-acre portion of the Sandhill Crane staging area in West Valley. Laura Katzman of the Land Trust reported on this project at our October meeting. Here is a short summary for those who missed her presentation. Large numbers of Sandhill Cranes, at times more than 400 birds, gather […]

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Chirps and Squawks

November 2016 Chirps and Squawks

Highlights from October 2016 Board Meeting Heard and accepted treasurers report. Largest single expense was for Wiley Dike Blind Construction. Heard Denny Olson’s Education Report outlining numerous activities throughout the summer and upcoming activities. Discussed potential recipients of the Conservation Achievement Recognition Award. Heard report that membership is about normal for this time of year. […]

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Laura Katzman

October 2016 Program

Bird Habitat Conservation by Flathead Land Trust and Partners Our Current Effort to Protect Sandhill Crane Habitat Laura Katzman of the Flathead Land Trust will be the featured speaker at Flathead Audubon’s meet- ing on Monday, October 10. Laura will talk about bird habitat conservation accomplishments on over 750 acres in the Flathead and Mission […]

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