January Volunteer Opportunities
Eagle Capture & Banding
Thursday 1/15 & 1/29 11am - 3pm
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. Lunch is not provided. Please contact us to register. We will reply with directions.
Winter Tracking at MPG North in the Swan Valley
Saturday 1/17 9:30am - 4:30pm
Help MPG North identify winter land use by wildlife. Tracking is limited to 6 volunteers per outing. Lunch is not provided for this event. Transportation is provided. Volunteers will meet at the MPG Missoula office and carpool in a ranch vehicle. Please contact us to register. We will reply with directions.
Winter Tracking at MPG Ranch in Florence
Saturday 1/31 10am - 4pm
Help MPG with the winter mountain lion population survey. Volunteers will backtrack lions and assist with the collection of DNA via hair samples. Tracking is limited to 6 volunteers per outing. Lunch and transportation are not provided for this event. Please contact us to register. We will reply with directions. This event is in collaboration with the Montana Wilderness Association.
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