Montana Audubon - publications
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In 2011, Montana Audubon partnered with the Bitterroot Audubon Chapter and Five Valleys Audubon to craft these brochures, designed for landowners who live along Montana waterways and have opportunities to manage their lands with birds in mind. View or download a brochure specific to the Bitterroot/Clark Fork watersheds or one for all of Montana.
Montana Bird Distribution is a book of maps showing the distribution of the 427 bird species found in Montana. The book uses bird sightings submitted by volunteers and professionals to identify where birds are found in the state; it is a compilation of ~ 900,000 bird observations. The 7th Edition of this important reference book is scheduled for release in June 2012. The book will cost $15, plus $5 shipping and handling ($20 total). Learn more.
This new book will be accompanied by a 2012 Bird Checklist for Montana. Paper copies of this checklist will be available in June. However, to download it now, click HERE.
In our work on stream setbacks, we are consistently asked to "show the science". What does the scientific literature say? To answer this, we have completed three publications on the size of stream vegetative buffers needed to protect water quality, fish & aquatic habitat, and wildlife & wildlife habitat. Learn more.
In August 2005, Montana Audubon updated its guide to how wetlands are protected under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act -- and how the 404 program is impacting wetlands and waterways in Montana. Learn more.
Montana's wetlands and riparian areas are increasingly threatened by development pressures. This guide discusses how land use planning decisions at the local level can address these issues. Learn more.
Streambank stabilization projects have a cumulative impact on waterways. This eight-page brochure describes all the common bank stabilization structures that are used in river projects. It includes descriptions of the function, materials used, and cost of each structure, as well as illustrations. Learn more.