Montana Caving Clubs Recognized with Wildlife Conservation Award

The Northern Rocky Mountain Grotto and Bigfork HS Cave Club received the 2019 Wildlife Conservation Award from the Montana Chapter of the Wildlife Society. Members of the NRMG and the BHS Cave Club traveled to Helena last Wednesday to accept the award on behalf of their organizations at the annual TWS banquet. This award is given to an individual or non-governmental organization for past, present, or ongoing efforts that enhance wildlife conservation in Montana. The two groups have worked cooperatively with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, and the Montana Natural Heritage Program to conduct biological surveys and collect habitat data since 2011.

“This group is a group of amazing adventurous [people]…they’re extremely committed to their craft… We appreciate their commitment to helping us manage our bats and our caves in Montana.”

–Bryce Maxell, MT Natural Heritage Program Coordinator

The NRMG and BHS Cave Club representatives. Photo provided by Lauri Hanauska-Brown.