We use the best available science to ensure the survival of Montana's birds and other wildlife.
For over 25 years, Montana Audubon has awarded grants to organizations in support of research and education projects directed toward wildlife habitat conservation. Funds are awarded from earnings generated by the Audubon Wildlife Fund of Montana, a permanent endowment.
We are pleased to announce this year’s grant recipients below. In 2021 we provided $1,700 in total grant funds, distributed among four worthy projects. Congratulations grant recipients, and good luck with your projects!
2022 grant applications are now open through December 17th,2021.
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary Wingspan mural
This wingspan display will feature 5 of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s native birds: Rufous Hummingbird, Turkey Vulture, Sandhill Crane, Golden Eagle, and Great Horned Owl. The mural will be placed inside the sanctuary near the gift shop, in an area where groups often gather to wait for tours to begin, so will be a focus of interest. During talks on Montana birds, especially raptors, the mural may be incorporated into the program as a tactile-visual aid.
Jewel Basin Hawk Watch
For the 14th year in a row, Flathead Audubon Society will conduct raptor monitoring at the Jewel Basin Hawk Watch, tracking long-term changes in Northern Rocky Mountain raptor populations.
The Montana Moth Project
Moths comprise a significant part of global biodiversity and serve ubiquitous roles in terrestrial ecosystems as herbivores, pollinators, and prey. The Montana Moth Project seeks to document the diversity, distribution, abundance, and ecology of moths in Montana through scientific research, education, and citizen science.
Farm to School of Park County Native Pollinator Habitats
This project will build native pollinator habitats at all of the park County school gardens and downtown farm. All of these sites grow produce that goes directly back to local students in school lunches and farm to school lessons. Montana native shrubs will be planted in our growing spaces to support the native habitat and draw in pollinator species. Plants were selected for the pollinators they attract and aesthetics, including flowers, edible berries, and foliage.