September Program

Bluebirding in Montana

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

Courting Western Bluebirds by Jane Brockway

Have you ever driven along a rural road in Montana and wondered about all those bird houses on the posts? The original Mountain Bluebird Trail, located on Sloan Road outside of Ronan, MT, is still maintained and bluebird research there continues. From this trail, there are countless more through Montana and southern Idaho. Jane Brockway will discuss the bluebird conservation movement on the state and national level.  She will present a powerpoint and slide show of Mountain and Western bluebirds and will relate the adventures of being a trail monitor. A short video “Inside the Nest Box” will also be shown. Come and learn about Bluebirding in Western Montana!…Read more

LCAS 2019 Scholarship Awards

In the spring of 2019, LCAS awarded two grants to Carroll College students Tessa Grove and Shane Sater.  Shane and Tessa were the first ever Carroll students to receive these awards. Both grants supported projects and research applicable to Lewis and Clark County and were consistent with the LCAS mission statement.  Congratulations Tessa and Shane!  To view the projects proposed by Shane and Tessa please visit the LCAS AWARDS page.

Cornell Bird Conservation Grant

Sevenmile Creek in May by Shane Sater
Last Chance Audubon has partnered with Prickly Pear Land Trust (PPLT) on a bird conservation grant application in support of the Sevenmile Creek restoration project. This April will mark two years of LCAS’ involvement in the project, monitoring birds in the restoration areas. If awarded, the $20,000 grant from The Cornell Lab and the Land Trust Alliance will support the final phase of stream restoration as well as more detailed bird surveys during the breeding season using a spot-mapping protocol. PPLT is the primary applicant for the grant, and LCAS is a collaborator. For more information, contact Shane Sater, shsater@gmail.com.



The date for the LCAS Christmas Bird Count(CBC) for 2019 has been announced!  Weather permitting we will gather in the early morning hours on Saturday, December 16, 2019.  CBC coordinator Coburn Currier anticipates another banner year for the annual count.  Please set aside the date and plan to join us for this family friendly event.  Watch the CBC Homepage for further details!