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February Program

Sevenmile Creek: Stories of Helena’s Birds 
with Shane Sater                            
Northern Shrike by Shane Sater

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 11th, 7:00PM
Cookies and Conversation 6:30PM – 7:00
WHERE:  Montana WILD Education Center,
2668 Broadwater Ave. Helena MT

FREE – All Are Welcome

At the Sevenmile Creek stream restoration site, a few miles outside of Helena, the stories of birds make up a calendar of the year. In March the sun reflects intensely from the last patches of wet snow, and a brilliant yellow Western Meadowlark sings the coming of spring from a high perch. Late May finds six species of swallows darting over a pond, feeding on an insect hatch. A Northern Shrike perches on a twig over a crisp January stream, searching for voles. 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.

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT – 2019 – RESULTS!

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…