Montana Audubon announced today that after nearly six years serving various roles with the organization, Amy Seaman was named as the new Director of Policy & Science. Founded in 1976, Montana Audubon is an independent, statewide conservation organization whose mission is to promote appreciation, knowledge and conservation of Montana’s native birds, other wildlife, and natural ecosystems and to safeguard biological diversity for current and future generations. Montana Audubon seeks to create a future in which all of Montana’s native bird species and other wildlife have healthy, sustainable populations, ensured by long-term habitat security.
The organization uses science, conservation education and engages in public policy work to protect our state’s incomparable wildlife and landscapes. Larry Berrin, Executive Director of Montana Audubon says “we are excited to build our conservation program under Amy’s leadership and to continue acting as a leading voice for non-game wildlife conservation around the state. Since 2013, Amy’s experience as our lead lobbyist and Conservation Program Manager have prepared her to take on new challenges for the organization and continue to build on our reputation that sound science leads to strong policy”.
In her new role, Amy will oversee statewide conservation programs to protect Montana’s birds, other wildlife, and their habitats; work collaboratively with partners to advance conservation, and use grassroots organizing to integrate science into Montana Audubon’s public policy programs. She brings with her over a decade of avian field research experience and has a strong background teaching bird identification and bird ecology in the field. Her time lobbying at the capitol has helped her develop a foundational understanding of Montana’s wildlife and habitat regulations and an understanding of the dynamic political realities of Montana.
Seaman says “My passion for Montana Audubon’s mission has been the driving force of my work in recent years and I am excited to continue harnessing that energy as I move our work forward.”