Resilient Habitat Campaign Targets Greater Yellowstone Ecoregion
Zack Waterman of the Sierra Club will speak at the Sacajawea Audubon Society about the Sierra Club's Resilient Habitats Campaign for the Greater Yellowstone Ecoregion, at the Sacajawea Audubon Society's monthly meeting on September 12th. The Resilient Habitats program is based around the idea that climate change is going to definitely affect the vitality and future health of the few wild places we have left. Given this reality, its important that we plan for the future and manage our public lands in ways that will help the ecosystem live and survive in the warmer years ahead. For example, climate change has already fueled the die off of the whitebark pine species, which also happens to be a major food source for the grizzly bear. The industrialization of public lands is also a concern. The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the last large nearly intact ecosystem in the nation's and the planet's northern temperate zone.
Zack has years of experience working in conservation, most recently in Texas. He also interned in the White House. He studied rhetoric at the University of North Carolina. He enjoys international travel and fly fishing. He moved to Bozeman this spring. Now an organizer for Sierra Club's Resilient Habitats Campaign for the Greater Yellowstone Ecoregion, he works out of Sierra Club's new office at 424 East Main Street, Suite 202B, Bozeman.
The Sacajawea Audubon Society meets the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m., at the Hope Lutheran Church, 2152 W. Graf Street (off of South 19th), Bozeman. Audubon invites the public to attend its meetings and participate in its field trips.
Fall Migration Field Trip
Saturday, September 17
Meet at 7:45 am at the Museum of the Rockies. Carpool and leave at 8 am.
September is the peak of fall migration with an amazing diversity of birds passing through Montana. This field trip will take advantage of the many birding opportunities in the Headwaters State Park and Three Forks area. The trip will last from 4-5 hours, so bring whatever refreshments or other equipment you will need.
For more information contact the trip leader, Robin Wolcott, at 582-0070.