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Volunteer Opportunities

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, MPG is limiting group activities on the ranch. As we reopen to the public, we are taking precautions to keep staff and visitors safe. We require visitors to wear masks, remain 6 feet apart, and to drive their own vehicles. We are also limiting group size. Visitors will need to bring their own guide books, so that we do not share those materials. Current transmission trends are increasing. We are monitoring the situation and may cancel events as a result.

Fall Raptor Migration

Wednesday 10/7 11am - 3pm
Thursday 10/15 11am - 3pm
Wednesday 10/21 11am - 3pm

Join MPG and Raptor View Research Institute as we track the fall raptor migration. Volunteers will help observe and identify migrating raptors. Volunteers may also have the opportunity to observe banding when it is happening. Please be sure to bring binoculars, your own field guides (we do not recommend sharing resources), and to dress for the fall weather! Due to Covid groups will be limited to 4 participants and everyone will drive their own vehicle to the field site. We require participants to have masks, though being outside we should be able to maintain sufficient distance. Please RSVP for each event to get directions and details.

Mountain Lion Talk

Join Joshua Lisbon for a presentation on the mountain lions of the Northern Sapphires, just south of Missoula. For the past 8 winters, Joshua has lead a noninvasive study for MPG that is shedding light on unique behaviors and social interactions of mountain lions. This presentation will include a sneak peak at an upcoming wildlife documentary focused on the lives of 2 cougars from the study. There are 2 opportunities to participate listed below. Just follow the links to register.

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Thursday 10/8 5pm - 6:30pm (7pm - 8:30pm EST)
Register here:

Montana Wilderness Association
Tuesday 10/13 6:30pm - 8pm
Register here:

We are also pleased to offer educational resources, developed in partnership with Inspired Classroom and Raptor View Research Institute, to anyone who is running remote classrooms or homeschooling children. Please follow the link below to access curriculum challenges free of charge. Feel free to reply to this email with any questions.

A word from the management
We hope you enjoy your time on MPG Ranch and MPG North. Please be aware that you may encounter old barbed wire, metal or wood, uneven terrain, and other potential hazards. Please remain aware and use good judgement to avoid injury. We hope you are safe while visiting.

Contact Joshua Lisbon to register or with any questions at:

Research Project: 
Education and Outreach, Range Restoration