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Natural History Lecture Series – WILDFIRE

March 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Last Chance Audubon Society
Natural History Lecture Series – 2018

March 26, 2018 at 7:00PM

Wildfire in Montana:  Its History, Science, and Impact on Habitat

 March 26 – Elk and Wildfire in the Bitterroot by Kelly Proffitt

Kelly Proffitt will describe evaluation of elk forage quality and post-fire changes in forage quality in the Bitterroot Valley of west-central Montana. Examining summer and winter forage quality helped to achieve the primary goal to evaluate how landscapes with varying post-fire successional stages influence elk nutritional resources. Results highlight the important effect of wildfire on the distribution and abundance of elk nutritional resources and demonstrate that elk nutritional carrying capacity likely varies over time with variation in fire history and management practices. Kelly Proffitt, a wildlife biologist from the Bozeman FWP office, has spent several years documenting the effect of wildfire on elk populations in the Bitterroot.


March 26, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Montana WILD Education Center
2668 Broadwater Ave
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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