Important Bird Areas along key waterways in Montana feature prominently in our IBA Program. We have identified IBAs along the Bitterroot, Clark Fork, Flathead, Madison, Missouri and Tongue, and we are working to delineate one or more IBAs along the middle or lower Yellowstone River in 2012.
OUR BIRDS CALL THIS HOME ~ Best Management Practices Brochure
Our new 8-page brochure describes "best management practices" for living along Montana waterways with birds and wildlife in mind. What do birds need to thrive? How can we help?
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If you woul'd like a printed version mailed to you, send your name and address to Amy.
Thanks to Jim Harris for the cover photo.
This drawing by artist Claire Emery depicts a high-quality bird-friendly riparian area.
Learning to Go with the Flow: Streams and Bank Stabilization. 2002. J. Ellis. Montana Audubon.
The Need for Stream Vegetative Buffers: What does the Science Say? 2008. J Ellis. THree reports (water quality, fish and aquativ habitat, wildlife and wildlife habitat).
A Landowner Guide to Wildlife Friendly Fences: How to Build Fence with Wildlife in Mind. 2009. C. Paige. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
A Scientific Assessment of the Effectiveness of Riparian Management Practices. 2011. M. George et al. (from Conservation of Rangeland Practices, USDA).
Additional resources from the Bitterroot and Clark Fork Watersheds and Montana:
For information contact: Amy Cilimburg, Director of Bird Conservation, 406-465-1141