April Program

Please Note:  The LCAS program for April has been cancelled.   

In accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, LCAS has suspended any activities which involve gatherings of groups of ten or more people.  The LCAS eNewsletter will continue to be published in April and May.  While the April program meeting and the Freezout Lake field trip have both been cancelled, information regarding the May program meeting and future field trips will be posted as information becomes available.  Be safe, be smart and check our website and Facebook page for details as they become available.

LCAS 2019-2020 Scholarship Awards – UPDATE

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

*PLEASE NOTE:   The deadline for the application for high school seniors has been extended until May 15, 2020.

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 May 15, 2020.

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

Other Scholarship News

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.


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…