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LAST CHANCE AUDUBON NOVEMBER PROGRAM
WHEN: November 14, 2017, 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM
WHERE: Plymouth Congregational Church, 400 S Oakes
Looking west into the Big Belts

A Challenging Eagle Migration Count in the Big Belts

Counting the fall migration of raptors in the Big Belt Mountains can be exhilarating and challenging. The two hardy primary observers for the Golden Eagle Migration Survey (GEMS), Jeff Grayum and Hilary Turner, will describe the excitement of seeing a record 359 migrating Golden Eagles!  Find out more…

LCAS Fall Fundraiser

During the November and December program meetings, Last Chance Audubon will be hosting our annual fall fundraiser.  Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will support the Golden Eagle Migration Survey (GEMS) project.  Donations will enable us to continue to partner with Montana Audubon, USFS and FWP, and our collective efforts to census raptor populations in the Big Belt Mountains.

This year an anonymous donor has offered to make a matching donation to the project.  The donor has graciously offered up to $2000 in matching funds!  Please help us achieve our goal of receiving the entire matching grant.  Your efforts help support field technician hiring, housing, fuel costs (propane and generator fuel), final report preparation and technician supplies (data gathering equipment).

Please make your check payable to Montana Audubon (LCAS/GEMS in the memo line) and bring them to either meeting.  Can’t make the meetings?  No problem!  Just log into eaglemigration.org, select the DONATE button, and then under “Gift Designation” drop down box, select GEMS – Golden Eagle Migration Survey Project. Please use the “Gift Notes” box to identify your donation as LCAS/GEMS.  All donations are 100% tax deductible and donors will receive a tax donation receipt.  Thank you in advance for your incredibly generous support! See you at the November (or December) meeting!

Thanks to our 2017 GEMS Sponsors

The Golden Eagle Migration Survey (GEMS), a partnership of Montana Audubon, Last Chance Audubon Society, U S Forest Service, and MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks, extends a huge THANK YOU to the following businesses who have so generously supported the GEMS project for the 2017 fall migration season.  Please support these businesses and thank them for supporting conservation.

Action Print   *   Birds & Beasleys   *   Bison Engineering   *   Bob Wards   *     Capital Sports   *   
First Community Bank   *   Gannon Rentals   *   Helena Motors   *   McGlynn Plumbing & Heating   *     
Montana Canvas   *   Montana Outdoor Legacy Foundation   *   Montana Outdoor Sports   *   
Mountain Bike City   *     
Mystery Ranch   *   Patagonia – Dillon   *   The Floor Show 

NEWSLETTER EDITOR ANNOUNCED!

LCAS is pleased to announce that Shane Sater has agreed to serve as the chapter’s Newsletter Editor. Shane has become a very vital part of our chapter and has single handedly stepped up to conduct avian surveys on the recently acquired Prickly Pear Land Trust property known as Sevenmile Creek. We are proud to welcome Shane to our team as newsletter editor!

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR ANNOUNCED

In addition to a new newsletter editor, LCAS is also pleased to welcome Sharon Dewart-Hansen as the new Membership Chair.  Sharon comes to LCAS as a recent retiree of Blue Cross Blue Shield and comes to us bearing a background in spreadsheets and data maintenance.  Sharon is an avid birder (check her out on eBird!) and can be found around the state searching out and photographing those hard to come by bird species!  Welcome Sharon!