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Our Birds Call This Home, Riparian Best Management

We partnered with Bitterroot Audubon 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.

To receive a copy of this publication, contact Amy Seaman, Conservation Program Manager: [email protected]

P.D. Skaar's Montana Bird Distribution, Seventh Edition

Montana Bird Distribution is a book of maps showing the distribution of 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 approximately 900,000 bird observations. The 7th Edition of this important reference book is available for purchase at $15, plus $5 shipping and handling ($20 total). Order Today.

This book is accompanied by a 2012 Bird Checklist for Montana. Paper copies are now available.

Avian-Habitat Relationships: A Literature Review and Assessment

This literature review was completed in 2014 to identify how bird survey data collected along the Yellowstone River can best be used to inform future Yellowstone River Conservation District Council Cumulative Effects analyses. It focuses on describing the potential impacts of land use management along the Yellowstone River on avian communities.

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The Need for Stream Vegetative Buffers: What the Science Says

In our work to protect streams and their associated habitats, 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 (1) water quality, (2) fish & aquatic habitat, and (3) wildlife & wildlife habitat. Learn more.

Impacts of 404 Permits on Wetlands and Waterways in Montana and Recommendations for Program Improvement

Both streams and wetlands can be significantly impacted by development pressures. Permits for these projects are regulated by the Army Corps of Engineers under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. This 2005 report describes how wetlands are protected under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act — and how the 404 program is impacting wetlands and waterways in Montana.

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A Planning Guide for Protecting Montana's Wetlands and Riparian Areas

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.

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Learning to Go with the Flow: Streams and Bank Stabilization

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.

Download Learning to Go with the Flow: Streams and Bank Stabilization

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