October Program

Citizen Science in Our Montana Watersheds

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 8th, 7:00PM – Cookies and Conversation 6:30PM – 7:00
WHERE:  Montana WILD Education Center, 2668 Broadwater Ave. Helena MT

Common Nighthawk by Amy Seaman
Missouri River Survey

Join Montana Audubon’s Amy Seaman and Caroline Provost for a tour of the research and citizen science outreach they completed during the recent summer’s survey season. Sites visited include waterfalls throughout western Montana, the Madison and Missouri Rivers, Ninepipe NWR and colonial waterbird habitats. Learn how each of these projects relate to the specific watershed and geography where they occur, and…  Read more


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…


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 14, 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!