presented by Dan Casey

Grassland-dependent bird species are the most rapidly declining North American birds. Luckily, diverse public/private partnerships have been formed to address the critical issue of declining habitat quality and quantity. Innovative approaches have been developed to define and deliver actions to protect, restore and enhance grassland habitats.

Dan Casey will draw on his experience working on grassland bird habitats across four northern Great Plains states to explain these efforts, and the hope they may provide for such species as the Chestnut-collared Longspur, Sprague’s Pipit and Long-billed Curlew.

Once again, we’re going to be doing a hybrid meeting, both in person and online using Zoom. For those coming to the meeting, we’ll meet in Room 26 (different than in past) at 7 PM which is on the east side of the building along Glenwood Rd in Kalispell. Look for our banner hanging outside. Please practice social distancing for seating in the large meeting room and we strongly encourage mask wearing. (With rising COVID cases, we may go virtual only, so keep checking back on our website and sign up for our Flathead Fly-by on our home page for any last minute updates/changes.)

For those deciding to attend virtually, we’ll be not only broadcasting the presentation, but also involving you as well, so that you can report bird sightings and ask questions at the end of the presentation. Last month was our first go at a hybrid meeting and we’re looking at tweaking a few things to improve upon our first efforts.

The virtual attendance will be via the online Zoom platform on February 14th, 2021, at 7pm Mountain Time (you can hop on at 6:30pm to chat with fellow FAS members). Check your January Pileated Post for the link or email us at requesting the link with instructions to connect.

The program is free and open to the public.

Videos of earlier FAS meeting presentations are available at