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NATURAL HISTORY TAKES CENTER STAGE IN MARCH AT MONTANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Montana Historical Society is teaming up with the Last Chance Audubon Society for a month long series of programs in March.
The free series kicks off Thursday (March 3) at 6:30 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium with “Silver Bow Creek Restoration,” presented by Gregory Mullen, environmental science specialist with the Montana Department of Justice.
For more than a century mine waste from Butte and Anaconda were released directly into Silver Bow Creek virtually eliminating aquatic life in the stream and its adjacent floodplain.
Mullen will talk about his department’s Natural Resource Damage Program now underway as part of a $130 million restoration effort. He will also talk about the history of the discharges into the creek.
The other programs in the series are:
March 10 – “The Matador Grassbank,” by Brian Martin, director of the Science and Stewardship; and Northern P:riairies Program for the Nature Conservancy.
March 17 – “The Blackfoot Challenge,” by conservation strategist Sara Schmidt.
March 24 – “The MPG Ranch,” ecologist Kate Stone.
March 31 – “Insurgent Democracy: the Nonpartisan League in North American Politics,” by Minnesota historian Michael Lansing.