Natural History Lecture Series

*The 2017 Natural History Lecture Series has ended.
Look for the new series coming in March 2018!

Each Thursday in March the chapter will host a guest lecture at the Montana Historical Society Auditorium at 6:30 pm. This years’ series will focus on the history, ethics and conservation of Montana’s Hunting and Fishing heritage.

Last Chance Audubon Society
Natural History Lecture Series – 2017

March 2nd – Waterfowl Conservation -Guest Speaker -Bob Sanders

Bob Sanders, Manager of Conservation Programs for Ducks Unlimited, will talk about DU’s efforts to conserve waterfowl production areas in Montana and provide hunting opportunities.
Montana Historical Society Auditorium, 6:30 pm.

March 9th – Ethics and Conservation of Hunting – Guest speaker – Jim Posewitz

Jim Posewitz, retired Montana FWP biologist (1961-1993) and recipient of the Montana Wildlife Federation Conservationist Award of 2015, will talk about the ethics and conservation of hunting. Posewitz is the author of Beyond Fair Chase: The Ethics and Traditions of Hunting and an ardent advocate of ethical hunting.
Montana Historical Society Auditorium, 6:30 pm.

March 16th – Wild Trout Management – Guest speaker – Dick Vincent

Dick Vincent, retired fisheries manager from FWP, will talk about his research on the Madison River in the 1960s and 1970s that led to the current Wild Trout management philosophy, and the cessation of stocking hatchery trout in rivers and streams.
Montana Historical Society Auditorium, 6:30 pm

March 23rd – Tribal Hunting and Fishing History – Guest speaker – Tom McDonald

Tom McDonald, manager of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation, and Conservation Dept. for the Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribe, will talk about the history of tribal hunting and fishing on the Flathead Reservation.
Montana Historical Society Auditorium, 6:30 pm

For more information regarding our lecture series please contact Brian Shovers at

As an added attraction the Historical Society has offered a showing of the original Audubon Birds of America: From the Original Drawings, 1860, archived in the collections. Showings will be from 6 – 7 pm. on the 16th and 23rd in the MHS Library, on the 2nd floor.

Note: All programs will be held at the Montana Historical Society.

Donations are welcome and are dedicated to bird habitat grants.