Montana Audubon works at the local, state and national policy levels to protect our natural heritage.
The United Nations and top-notch scientists the world over agree that global climate change is happening and human industrial activity is largely responsible. If each of us takes action — in our homes, in our communities, in our nation, and across the globe — there is still time to reduce global warming pollution and help safeguard nature for birds, wildlife, and our children.
Join us by learning more about how climate change can impact Montana’s birds, wildlife and communities—and what you can do to help address this important issue.
In addition to impacts on birds, other Montana wildlife will also be affected in a warming world. Specifically:
Challenges for Elk and Other Big Game Animals. Montana’s ‘charismatic mega-fauna’ like elk, deer, moose, bear, and others, will be greatly impacted by a changing climate.
Trout Like it Cold. Montana is known for its cold water fisheries. Check out these two Montana reports that outline impacts close to home:
Perhaps the best-known reason for protection of wetlands and riparian areas is their importance as critical wildlife habitat. From deer, waterfowl, bulrushes, trout, and painted turtles, to beaver, cattails, bog orchids, frogs, and Great Blue Heron, these areas provide a major part of the habitat required to support a staggering number of creatures. Here are some great resources for more information on how climate change will impact these important habitats: