Montana Audubon works at the local, state and national policy levels to protect our natural heritage.
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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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.