October 21, 1999
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
Seeley Lake, Montana
The Montana Loon Society gives two awards of each year. At their annual meeting in September the Volunteer of the Year Award went to Donna Love (at left), who has been instrumental in monitoring loons on Seeley, Salmon and Alva Lakes, serves as the MLS secretary, developed the Society's Boater-Education brochure, and began giving loon talks for children.
The Partner's Award went to Gael Bissell (at right), who spearheaded the successful effort for MFWP to purchase the land surrounding the only two loon nests left on the Thompson Chain of Lakes, co-chaired the Common Loon Working Group and is the chair of a special MFWP special Region 1 Loon Committee. "We are where we thought we might be in five years (in terms of loon management) because of Gael's tremendous efforts," Lynn Kelly (center) said.