RMGA Comments On Glacier National Park Air Tour Management Plan
Photo by Darryn Epp In an effort to delineate acceptable levels of commercial air tours, including, but not limited to, frequency, duration, altitude, and routes, Glacier National Park (GNP) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently proposed an Air Tour Management Plan. Behavioral changes in mountain goats and other mountain ungulates due to aerial disturbance have been documented since the 1970s. RMGA recently provided comments on this proposal and will continue to stay engaged to ensure potential impacts to mountain goats are scientifically based. The full comments are below: "The Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance (RMGA) is a respected voice for science-based expertise...
2021 Conservation Review
Photo Credit: Shaun Durkee of Alpen Fuel If you’ve been following us for some time, it is no secret that the RMGA has experienced rapid growth in the last twelve months. From doubling membership, conducting our first online auction, and reaching new areas with our regional representative program; the RMGA has quite the task at hand to deliver in the name of mountain goat science and conservation. With that, let me cover what we’ve been up to so far. Firstly, thanks to some new partnerships with several state and regional agencies, our volunteer ground survey efforts expanded into four...
A Letter To Our Members
Over the past year, many of our members and volunteers have noticed changes to our board and organization leadership, and we want to take this opportunity to explain how RMGA has evolved over the past twelve months. Like many conservation organizations, Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance faced challenge and change over the past year. The good news is that we have come out the other side - stronger and with renewed energy and focus.
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - Jesse Bone
My name is Jesse Bone and I am co-owner and producer at Filter Studios Inc. We produce films that focus on the outdoor space, hunting, fishing, environmental issues, conservation, etc… I am originally from Northern BC and moved to Vancouver Island in 2005 after my wife and I got married. Being from Northern BC, I had easy access to the outdoors. Fishing in small creeks and ponds for brook trout was my main obsession. As I grew up, my focus turned to post secondary education, which led me to move to Southern BC. I am brand new to the...
RMGA Grows. Mountain Goats and Members Both Win.
Since our inception, RMGA has been carried on the backs of our membership and volunteers. Corporate partners like Stone Glacier and Crispi volunteered to lift us up from time to time, but sponsors were not actively recruited in the early years of RMGA.
In summer of 2020, we realized that corporate sponsors were needed help us to take our conservation efforts to new heights. We began formal efforts toward developing a sponsorship program. Today, RMGA members and volunteers are still the backbone of our backcountry projects, but recruiting corporate partners will allow us to do more.