Conserving Montana’s Birds And Their Habitats Through Partnerships

Authors

  • Catherine S. Wightman Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, Montana 59620
  • Amy B. Cilimburg Montana Audubon, 1601 Tamarack Street, Missoula, Montana 59802
  • Beth Hahn USDA Forest Service, Northern Region, P.O. Box 7669, Missoula, Montana 59807
  • Pete Husby USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, 10 East Babcock Street, Bozeman, Montana 59715
  • Janene S. Lichtenberg Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Wildlife Management Program, P.O. Box 278, Pablo, Montana 59855
  • Kristina Smucker Avian Science Center, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812
  • Daniel Casey American Bird Conservancy, 33 Second St. East, Suite 10, Kalispell, Montana 59901
  • Kenneth Sambor Northern Great Plains Joint Venture, 2525 River Road, Bismarck, North Dakota 59503

Abstract

The Montana Bird Conservation Partnership is a consortium of representatives from state, tribal, and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and individuals who are dedicated to conserving birds and their habitats in Montana. Our goals are to work collaboratively to keep common birds common and to conserve, protect and restore sensitive species and habitats. We work to recognize the social and economic value of birds to the people of Montana. We also use the best available science to identify conservation opportunities. Over 300 species of birds regularly breed, winter, or migrate through Montana. Of these, 82 are considered to have sensitive or at-risk populations. Montana’s birds are threatened by habitat loss stemming from changing land use practices and energy and subdivision development. Global climate change may exacerbate these threats. We will present current Montana Bird Conservation Partnership projects, our action plan, focal species initiatives, and examples of successful conservation-in-action projects. Find out how you and/ or your organization can get involved at the local or state level. Learn more about the most exciting and forward-thinking bird partnership in the region!

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Published

2011-12-31

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Biological Systems -- Terrestrial Ecosystems [Presentation Abstracts]