by Kay Mitchell, Flathead Audubon President

Dancing Crane – Photo Credit: John Winnie

In a race to the $10,000 finish line, the FAS Flock has met its goal. Our mailbox has been full of donations large and small for one of the most worthy conservation causes the Flathead Valley has seen in many years. We received donations from all over the Flathead Valley, around Montana, and even from other states. Audubon members understand the importance of setting aside some spaces in our increasingly congested Valley for birds and other wildlife to thrive.

The Flathead Land Trust is still fundraising to meet their goal for a conservation easement, so if you wish to further support their project, please visit their website at

Flathead Audubon is back to “business as usual.” Any future donations will stay with our chapter to replenish our operations account, which took a back seat during the West Valley effort. We are very proud of our members’ generosity. Thanks to each and every one of you!