February Volunteer Opportunities

February 2nd, 2015

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University of Montana Spring Volunteer Fair
Tuesday 2/10 10am - 2pm
Wednesday 2/11 10am - 2pm
Join Joshua at the University Center on campus for the UM Volunteer Fair. He will be recruiting volunteers for projects and educational opportunities on the ranch, as well as advertising summer internships.

Eagle Capture & Banding
Thursday 2/12 & 2/26 11am - 2pm
Join MPG and Raptor View Research Institute for this unique opportunity. Volunteers will observe the live capture of bald and golden eagles and get to participate in the banding process. This event is based out of a ranch house, so participants can stay warm. We will live-stream video from the capture site to a large screen at the house so visitors can observe the trapping process while remaining at a safe distance. Spotting scopes will be available for an alternate view from the outside deck overlooking the capture site. Researchers will bring the eagles to the house for processing. The day will include an overview of the research to date, including migratory flight data showing the extent of the eagles' range into Alaska. This event is limited to 6 participants. Please contact us to register. We will reply with directions.

MPG Research Conference
Monday 3/2 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 3/3 9am - 5pm
Join MPG at the Holiday Inn Parkside downtown in Missoula for our yearly research conference. MPG staff and supported researchers will present recent findings and describe future goals. The conference will allow all who conduct investigations at MPG, as well as the general public, to learn about current projects and to share ideas. Topics will include avian science, rangeland restoration, mammal ecology, pollinators, plant phenology, and soil ecology, among others. The public is invited to attend and you do not need to register for this event.

About the Author

Joshua Lisbon

Joshua graduated from the University of Montana, Missoula, in 2009 with an M.A. in Intercultural Youth and Family Development. Joshua has designed and implemented wilderness and experiential-based education programs for various agencies since 2001. He has worked in Missoula since 2005 predominately with disadvantaged populations providing challenging and empowering programming for youth and adults alike.At MPG, Joshua works to coordinate with local agencies and school districts as well as the university to connect students and members of the community to MPG’s work. He also recruits and mobilizes volunteers to accomplish various projects for the ranch. In his free time, Joshua enjoys exploring Montana’s wild places. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoys any pursuit that keeps him connected to the natural world.