Now in it's 11th year, Montana Waterfowl Foundation
(MWF) is in need of financial donations in order to continue
providing educational enrichment for visitors and students
as well as habitat protection for a variety of native waterfowl.
While many of the improvements (such as fencing, pond improvements
and nest building) on our 30 acre wetlands are handled by
avid volunteers; we find ourselves in the awkward position
of being "land rich-cash poor". We implore all who
enjoy the sight of a sleek V of geese across the evening sky
or the elaborate songs of mating trumpeter swans to consider
the importance of supporting our foundation.
Our main purpose is to continue providing hands
on education for students to enhance appreciation of their
environment. Tours are tailored to provide factual information
for various age groups about native bird habits and interactions.
Free classes are offered to accredited school students and
interested groups regardless of age or size of group.
With semi-rural development and agricultural
expansion competing with recent drought conditions, many traditional
waterfowl habitats are no longer available for the birds.
A rapidly shrinking habitat for waterfowl make our pursuits
urgent if the population of native waterfowl is to sustain
Future plans include:
- Expansion of our 'predator
- Drilling for an additional
artesian well to feed a pond (besides the 7 ponds in current
use) designed especially to benefit native 'diving ducks'
such as redheads, canvasbacks, harlequins and ring-necked
- Expanding aviaries for native 'puddle
ducks like, pintails, mallards, wigeons, shovelers and wood
Public Donations from individuals and educational
institutions are our only means of income. Only through co-operation
and support will this essential endeavor continue.
Please support continuing education and protection of native
To donate, click on the button above,
print the donation form and mail in to the foundation.
Please make checks payable to:
Montana Waterfowl Foundation
P.O. Box 3
Ronan, MT. 59864
Thanks for your generosity!