Sacajawea Audubon

October 8th Program – Moose Ecology in SW Montana

Bull Moose (photo by L. Harris)

Join us October 8th at 7 p.m. for our monthly program featuring wildlife biologist Braden Burkholder.

Braden is a Wildlife Technician at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Bozeman and a recent graduate of MSU with a Master’s degree in Fish and Wildlife Management.  As part of his work and Master’s program, Braden had the opportunity to study moose ecology in the Upper Big Hole Valley from 2007 to 2010.  He’ll be sharing a general overview of moose natural history, ecology, and management in southwest Montana, as well as a small portion of his thesis research examining moose habitat selection and use patterns in the Upper Big Hole Valley.

Braden grew up in Helena, MT, enjoying the wildlands of the Montana Rockies throughout his childhood.  His family would regularly spend afternoons and weekends hiking, camping, fishing, and skiing in the mountains.  Those early experiences inspired him to pursue a career in wildlife research and management.  Braden completed a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Whitman College and then volunteered on numerous research and conservation projects, working with species including the Channel Island fox, spotted skunk, California condor, pine marten, mule deer, Canada lynx, and snowshoe hare.

The Sacajawea Audubon Society meets the second Monday of the month (September through May) at 7:00 p.m., at the Hope Lutheran Church, 2152 W. Graf Street (off of South 19th), Bozeman. We invite the public to attend our meetings and participate in our field trips, listed here on the chapter's website.

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