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On Monday, March 11th please join Montana Audubon Conservation Program Manager Amy Seaman, and Legislative Assistant Wyatt Smith, for an evening of wildlife policy discussion at our monthly chapter meeting. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM in Room 123 of the Gallagher Business Building on the University of Montana campus.
It’s 2019 and we know in this state that an odd year means we are in for an odd time defending wildlife and wildlife habitat at the Montana Capitol. At the top of our priority list this year is keeping the Sage-grouse Stewardship Act and Habitat MT intact, and defending attacks on predators and wildlife management in general. Look forward to hearing about the most important issues Montana Audubon are tracking, challenges they are facing, and how you can help. Believe it or not there is a lot we can do together to give birds and wildlife a voice.
Amy Seaman came to Montana Audubon in 2013 and works on our Important Bird Area (IBA) Program and a myriad of other bird conservation projects. In 2015, Amy became our lead lobbyist for Montana Legislative sessions in Helena. Amy earned her M.S in Biology in 2012 at the University of Nevada, Reno, studying the ecology of olfaction and foraging rodents in the Eastern Sierras. Her teaching experiences are varied and include several semesters assisting field ornithology. Avian studies have been a focal point for Amy, taking her to Montana locations such as the Madison and Missouri Rivers, Charles M. Russell NWR, Bitterroot Valley, and Bridger Ridge. She also studied extensively in Nevada. Amy has traveled widely throughout the west, and currently resides in Helena with her orange cat.
Wyatt Smith is a native Montanan who grew up in Missoula and has spent time living in Seattle, WA, Kenai, AK, and Cork, Ireland. He graduated from the University of Montana with a double major in Economics and Political Science. During college he led Model United Nation teams to New York City for the National Model United Nations Conference, was a member of the cycling team, a Senator for the Associated Students of Montana, and volunteer debate coach. Wyatt found his love for the outdoors working on trout restoration projections, hunting, fishing, biking, skiing, and reading John Muir.
Mike Krzywicki from the University of Montana Bird Ecology Lab (UMBEL) will be our speaker. Details to follow…