Highlights from the January 2, 2024 Board of Directors Meeting

  • Dee Baginski will contact the Owl Research Institute about FAS participation in activities or education related to baling twine cleanup, to help protect osprey against entanglement.
  • Jake Bramante will prepare a proposal about how to use the Little Green Light data management program to help us keep track of our volunteers.
  • The Freezout Lake field trip in early April needs a new leader because Bob Lee and Leslie Kehoe aren’t available this year. Contact Margaret Parodi.
  • Pam Willison reported that meetings with DNRC and Flathead Land Trust related to the Owen Sowerwine Conservation Easement will continue through the end of February, in order to wrap up all the details and final documents.
  • The Board passed a motion authorizing an application for participation in the Great Fish Community Challenge. The Board also decided not to apply for the Whitefish Community Foundation Community Grant this year.
  • The Board passed a motion to contribute $5,000 to the Lewis Young Memorial Fund. Income from the fund will provide travel expenses to the annual convention for college students who are currently enrolled in a wildlife biology curriculum. Lewis made numerous and varied contributions to Flathead Audubon over many years.
  • Plans are in the works to document the history of FAS through interviews with long-term officers, directors, and members. The goal is to have a history compiled for the 50th anniversary in three years.