Ground crew on the homestretch

Written by Kathy Fleming
Friday, May 21, 2010

Kathy FlemingWe are in Malta, Montana, about 20 miles south of the US/Canadian border. Tomorrow we will start the first of our two survey lines that run along the border. Yesterday it rained hard for several hours here, and we're not sure how wet the survey line will be. All of it is off-road, and in several places we have to cross streams or wetlands. Hopefully today's sun will help dry it out in time for our survey tomorrow. After we finish the two border lines we will head back to Maryland.

At the motel in Malta, Montana. (Credit: Kathy Fleming, USFWS)

At the motel in Malta, Montana. Credit: Kathy Fleming, USFWS

Garrison, ND airground going through a wetland in corn stubble. (Credit: Kathy Fleming, USFWS)

Garrison, ND airground going through a wetland in corn stubble. Credit: Kathy Fleming, USFWS

GA shot of Terry and Mike flying over the Pierre, SD air-ground survey route. (Credit: Kathy Fleming, USFWS)

A shot of Terry and Mike flying over the Pierre, SD air-ground survey route. Credit: Kathy Fleming, USFWS