Montana's wetlands are gaining new prominence through the Montana Wetlands Legacy Project. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Wetlands Legacy Coordinator, Tom Hinz, along with Marc Jones and Allan Cox of the Natural Resource Information System (NRIS) Montana Natural Heritage Program, will present an overview of the Montana Wetlands Legacy Project Friday, April 26 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the conference room of the Montana State Library at 1515 East Sixth Ave. in Helena.
"Wetlands are among Montana's greatest treasures and are essential to maintaining water quality and supply," Hinz said. "As a first step, the Montana Wetlands Legacy Project has committed to protect 250,000 acres of ecologically important wetlands, riparian areas, and associated uplands by the year 2005."
The presentation will include the history and purpose of the Wetlands Legacy Project, a demonstration of the Montana Wetlands Legacy website and database and an audience question and answer session.
This seminar is free of charge to the public. For more information, call 406-444-5357. The Wetlands Legacy website is at www.wetlandslegacy.org.
NRIS, a division of the State Library, acts as a clearinghouse for natural resource information.