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By Andi Bourne

Partnership Helps Save Local Osprey Nest


December 28, 2017

Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

Missoula Electric Cooperative lifts the new osprey platform as Seeley Lake Elementary junior high students and Pyramid Mountain Lumber owner Roger Johnson watch on the corner of Riverview Drive, Dec. 19. The old nest sits perched on top of the pole in the background.

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake Elementary junior high gathered in the snow and sleet Dec. 19 as Missoula Electric Cooperative installed a new 45-foot pole and osprey nesting platform on the corner of Riverview Drive and Highway 83. The effort was a partnership between SLE junior high science teacher Patti Bartlett Gladstone and her students, who have been taking an in-depth look at ospreys and businesses Missoula Electric Cooperative and Pyramid Mountain Lumber.

Bartlett Gladstone was one of five teachers selected for the Wings Over Water program through the Montana Natural History Center. Wi...

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