Action plan

At a workshop in December 2010, the Montana Bird Conservation Partnership identified focal species for short-term conservation action. We identified first steps for a few focal species:

  • Develop a Long-billed Curlew initiative to influence grassland conservation
  • Coordinate with NRCS Sage Grouse Initiative to enhance habitats for other sagebrush obligate birds, including Brewer’s Sparrows and Sage Thrashers
  • Assess conservation design options for Black Terns
  • Explore Citizen Science monitoring options for Flammulated Owls and Short-eared Owls
  • Feature conservation success stories, such as Trumpeter Swan reintroduction, on web pages and in newsletters.
  • Evaluate success of conservation easements