March Program

Movie Night – The Path of the Condor                          
Andean Condor

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 10th, 7:00PM
Cookies and Conversation 6:30PM – 7:00
WHERE:  Montana WILD Education Center,
2668 Broadwater Ave. Helena MT

FREE – All Are Welcome

Join Last Chance Audubon for a ‘Movie Night’ featuring the Animal Planet film: “The Path of the Condor”. This film features the Andes mountain range, incredible landscapes and the Andean condors, regarded as ‘Kings of the Skies’.  Experience the life of the condor, the world’s largest flying bird, through the unique perspectives of an ornithologist and a paraglider pilot. The film will show how the condor can glide through the air in the most extreme conditions and…  Read more

LCAS 2019-2020 Scholarship Awards – UPDATE

LCAS is pleased to, again, offer local students the opportunity to apply for college scholarship awards.  Two types are available to students.

For high school seniors entering college in the fall of 2020, up to two(2) $1000 grants will be awarded.  Students must meet the qualifications outlined in the scholarship application.  Deadline for the application is April 15, 2020.

Congratulations to Kendall Frederics, a senior at Carroll College, majoring in Environmental Science.  Kendall was selected to receive the 2019-2020 LCAS $1000 Carroll College grant.  Her proposal involves assessing the potential risks of contracting West Nile virus depending on its prevalence between host species and mosquito vectors. 

Kendall’s entire project scope will be posted to the AWARDS page upon completion of the project.

Please visit our Scholarship page for application information on these awards.


The 2019 Christmas Bird Count(CBC) was hosted by LCAS on Saturday, December 14th.  Around 50 surveyors gathered at Jorgenson’s Restaurant in the early hours and spent the day gathering data to support the event’s 120th birthday.  Blue Jays, Northern Shrikes and Trumpeter Swans  highlighted the day and several species were seen in record numbers.  CBC Coordinator Coburn Currier has tallied the data from the day and results have been posted on the CBC Homepage.

Regulating Reservoir Blind Update

Flooded Boat Ramp
Helena Regulating Reservoir

Since late last summer Last Chance Audubon has been working with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to establish a wildlife/photography blind at the south end of the Helena Regulating Reservoir.  LCAS’s blind committee developed a set of plans, staked out the area and set aside funds from the 2018 Fall Fundraiser to support construction of the blind.  Read more…