The 2023 Wildlife Speaker Series Is Going to be EPIC!!

9 topics, 9 locations, 9 opportunities to learn something amazing!

(In case you need a Beatles-inspired homage to the number 9, here you go)

The 2023 Wildlife Speaker Series is going to be amazing with 9 presentations around southwest Montana. The dates and times are evolving, but here’s what we know so far:

Date–TBD….Beaverhead Watershed Committee sponsors a presentation on Whitetail Deer and Chronic Wasting Disease

Date: June 7, the Madison-Jefferson MSU Extension Agency will host a presentation on Feral Swine at the Whitehall Community Center.

Date: Most likely June 14…The Big Hole Watershed Committee sponsors a presentation on Macroinvertebrates. There will be a potluck dinner and the location will be the Melrose Bar.

Date: June 28, the Centennial Valley Association will sponsor a presentation on Mountain Lions at the Taft/Nicholson Center in Lima. Jim WIlliams, formerly with FWP and now with the Heart of the Rockies Initiative, will present.

Date: July 8, The Jack Creek Preserve will host a presentation on Osprey with Marco Restani from Northwestern Energy presenting.

Date–TBD, the Madison Valley Conservation District will host a presentation on Mountain Goats with Julie Cunningham presenting.

Date–TBD, the Madison Valley Ranchlands Group will host a presentation on Coyotes, those wily critters so important to our indigenous peoples.

Date–TBD, the Ruby Valley Conservation District & Watershed Council will host a presentation on Grizzly Bears.

Date: August 9, the Ruby Habitat Foundation will host a presentation on Raptors and Lead. Join us for a BBQ meal at 5:30 and a presentation by Kate Stone and Mike McTee from the MPG Ranch in the Bitterroot for a discussion of raptors, their movement patterns, and the impact of spent ammunition on their relative health.

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Most of these events will mix food with learning by providing a meal or some type of refreshment during the event.

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The mission and vision of the Wildlife Speaker Series of SW Montana is as follows

Mission:  To provide free, fun, unbiased and fact-based presentations educating the public about wildlife of SW Montana and the issues facing these animals.  These events are organized and sponsored by a collaborative of local, conservation-oriented groups.

Vision:  We will educate and inspire people to care more about local wildlife and the ecosystems we share with them.

Your donations of financial support are very much appreciated and can be made by clicking here.

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