Tasks accomplished in calendar year 2007
- 6-9 February 2007—Amy Cilimburg (speaker) and Richard Hutto presented a talk entitled “The bird community in beetle outbreak areas: surveying for Black-backed Woodpeckers and other species” at the Wildlife Society Montana Chapter meetings, Bozeman, MT.
- 6-9 February 2007—Robert J. Fletcher (speaker) and Richard Hutto presented a talk entitled “Partitioning human impacts on riparian bird distribution along the Madison and Missouri Rivers, Montana” at the Wildlife Society Montana Chapter meetings, Bozeman, MT.
- 6-9 February 2007—Fletcher (speaker), Hutto, Cilimburg, and Noson presented a talk entitled “Evaluating habitat restoration using bird communities: a spatially explicit approach and application to aquatic systems” at the Wildlife Society Montana Chapter meetings, Bozeman, MT.
- 15 March 2007—Richard Hutto presented a talk entitled “Using the distribution patterns and adaptations of plants and animals to learn about the kinds of fires that occurred naturally in the past” to the USFS Fire Laboratory, Missoula, MT.
- 14 April 2007—Richard Hutto was an invited panelist discussing “Fire effects in the West” at the 2007 University of Montana Graduate Student and Faculty Research Conference, Missoula, MT.
- 9-13 April 2007—Rob Fletcher (speaker), Jock S. Young, Anna Noson, and Richard L. Hutto presented a talk entitled “Incorporating ecological theory into models of habitat quality: the importance of variation in space and time” in a symposium at the US-International Association of Landscape Ecologists meeting in Tucson, AZ.
- 7-9 May 2007—Richard Hutto conducted a field exercise on “the process of science” to Sussex School 6th grade students.
- 1 May 2007—Richard Hutto gave a presentation on the naturalness of severe fire to 30 fire managers at a national Wildland Fire Use workshop hosted by the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Institute, Lubrecht Experimental Forest, Montana.
- 16 May 2007—Richard Hutto and Amy Cilimburg (co-PIs) received $5,000 from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, 2007 to conduct a project on “Flammulated Owls and citizen science monitoring.”
- 13 June 2007—Richard Hutto gave a presentation on “The naturalness of severe fire, and the challenge of educating the public” at the Glacier National Park interpreter’s training workshop, Many Glacier, MT.
- 18 June 2007—Richard Hutto and Amy Cilimburg participated in GTEC Montana K-12 teacher education workshop in Missoula, MT.
- 25 July 2007—Richard Hutto met in the field with the Tuholske Law Office: Law Seminar to discuss postfire land management from a bird’s perspective.
- August 2007—Montana Standard article on “Bird’s-eye View Education” mist-netting program dealing with mining restoration http://www.mtstandard.com/articles/2007/08/12/bigskylife/hjjcjbihjgjijg.txt
- September 2007—Clark Fork Watershed Education Program recognizes Kristina Smucker as volunteer of the month http://www.cfwep.org/volunteer_sept07.html
- October 2007—Gadbow, D. “Birds as barometers” published in Vision http://www.umt.edu/urelations/vision/2007/20birds.htm
- 26 October 2007—Richard Hutto developed curriculum for, and coordinated field trip to, Black Cat fire for Sussex Middle School class.
- 1 November 2007—Richard Hutto participated in workshop sponsored by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to evaluate the plan to coordinate habitat conservation and restoration in Montana, Helena, MT.
- 4 December 2007—Northern Region Landbird Monitoring Program Annual Biologists’ Workshop, Missoula, MT