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Wildlife Grants

Grants Available for Wildlife Projects

Each year Montana Audubon awards mini-grants from the Audubon Wildlife Fund of Montana, a permanent endowment. Audubon Wildlife Fund mini-grants support education and research projects or activities that focus on the conservation, enhancement and public appreciation of Montana’s wildlife and natural communities. Preference is given to projects benefiting nongame wildlife and their habitats. In 2020, we will provide approximately $1,700 in total grant funds.

Interested applicants should submit a 2020 Audubon Wildlife Grant Application, following the Audubon Wildlife Grant Guidelines. See links to both documents below. All applications must be received (preferably electronically) by Friday, December 20, 2019.

For more information about the Wildlife Grant Program please contact Kristin Sewak: [email protected] or call 406.443.3949.

Audubon Wildlife Grant Application 2020

Audubon Wildlife Grant Guidelines 2020

 

2019 Mini Grant Recipients:

Blackfoot Challenge

Restoring Trumpeter Swans and Educating Kids in the Blackfoot Valley. The Blackfoot Challenge will create a community of young citizens engaged in restoration and conservation of Trumpeter Swans and their wetland habitats in the Blackfoot Watershed.

 

Awarded: $500.00

University of Montana Cooperative Wildlife Unit

Impacts of Conifer Removal on the Reproductive Output of Sagebrush-Obligate Songbirds.  The U of M (Missoula) Cooperative Wildlife Unit will establish study plots in southwest Montana to assess the impact of conifer removal on nesting success of species such as Brewer’s Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee and Sage Thrasher. Quantifying this impact will help determine population trajectories and help guide conservation efforts.

Awarded: $500.00

Last Chance Audubon Society

Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir Wildlife Viewing Blind. Last Chance Audubon Society will create a public wildlife viewing/photography blind at the reservoir, which is a haven for many species of waterfowl and shorebirds, nesting Great Horned Owl, and Great Blue Herons in an established rookery.

Awarded: $400.00

Prickly Pear Land Trust

Avian Profiles – Sevenmile Curriculum and Outreach Development. Prickly Pear Land Trust will develop an educational program to raise excitement about and inform student groups, volunteers and visitors about local bird life and the importance of riparian conservation in Helena’s ‘backyard’.

Awarded: $300.00

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