The Bitterroot Birding and Nature Trail brochure earned a first place media award from the National Association for Interpretation (clickable link here—www.interpnet.com). Brochure designer Nancy Seiler, Trail coordinator and writer Deborah Richie Oberbillig, and Montana Birding and Nature Trail committee representative Sue Reel (Lolo National Forest) traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico to receive the award in November, 2006.
FIRST: BIRDING AND NATURE TRAIL HANDBOOK IN NATION
While birding trails are springing up across the country, it’s tough to know where to start without a handbook to offer a basic framework. That’s why Montana decided to create one for the state, one that could be easily modified for use in other states as well . Please download a copy of
A HANDBOOK FOR COMMUNITIES: How to create a new section for the Montana Birding and Nature Trail.
FIRST: INTERACTIVE FIELD SIGHTINGS FEATURE ON WEBSITE
Montana has set up a system that encourages all visitors to our sites to share their bird and wildlife sightings online. Gradually, we will build a great searchable data base. Please visit the home page to learn more and to participate.
COMING UP: TOUCH SCREEN BIRDING AND NATURE TRAIL EXHIBIT IN MISSOULA
Visitors to the Montana Natural History Center will soon be able to view a touch screen kiosk featuring the Montana Birding and Nature Trail—our thanks to the U.S. Forest Service for the exhibit grant.