The At-Large Areas exist to serve the MNPS membership without reference to specific area chapter membership and give a Society home to those without a chapter membership.
Eastern At-Large Representative
Saturday, July 2 – Alpine Wildflowers of the Beartooth Mountains (Red Lodge). Alpine wildflowers will be the focus of this field trip, with lots of cushion plants, dwarf willows, and so much more to see. The trip will leave from Red Lodge. Please text, call or email Jennifer Lyman for details about meeting place and time, campgrounds, and other information: 406-860-0223, [email protected] com.
Friday, July 15 – Yeager Flats (Choteau). Dave and Genevieve Shea will lead this moderately difficult, five-mile roundtrip hike through limber pine savannah, narrow-leafed cottonwood groves, sagebrush, Douglas-fir/Englemann spruce forest, and a portion of the 2000 lightening-caused Ear Mountain Fire. In these varied habitats grow a great variety of shrubs, grasses, and forbs, including bitterroot and several orchids. Clark’s nutcrackers and other birds are common, and prairie falcons nest on cliff faces. This is also good mule deer, elk, mountain sheep, and black and grizzly bear country. Some archeology and history, as well as Rocky Mountain Front geology, wildlife, and management issues, will be discussed. This walk is sponsored by Wild Montana & co-sponsored by MNPS. Registration opens on May 4th for Wild Montana members and May 6th for non-members at: wildmontana.org/walks.
Western At-Large Representative
What would you like to do? As the Western At-Large Representative I’d love to hear from you. Kristina
Here are some fun things the group did over the 2017 – 2018 summers: