Join Wild Montana’s Wild Divide Chapter to explore how the Montana Natural Heritage Program is using community-gathered data to help protect threatened species.
In this program, scientists are building a database of rare and endangered species in Montana. To gather more data, the program has turned to community science applications like eBird and iNaturalist, allowing the public to contribute valuable observations of wildlife. These efforts enhance our understanding of species’ habitats and involve people like you in important conservation work.
The Montana Natural Heritage Program – staffed by zoologists, ecologists, botanists, database managers, and GIS specialists – is part of an extensive network of programs that share data through the NatureServe Network. NatureServe helps standardize the data across the network and makes it readily available to state wildlife and public land agencies to help them identify threats to species within Montana and across state lines.
We hope you’ll join us to learn about one of the top community science and wildlife data gathering programs in the nation.
No registration required. Free and open to the public.