Lisa Bate recently got some well-deserved recognition for her work with Glacier Park’s birds and bats . . .
While Glacier National Park is known for the grizzlies and goats, Lisa Bate has long been more interested in its birds and bats.
“It’s fun to bring attention to something that’s not a large carnivore,” she said last week. Bate has done groundbreaking work in the Park, most notably studying its harlequin ducks and its diverse, though seldom seen, bat population.
While those two species might not grab headlines, they face just as many threats due to climate change and other factors as the mega fauna species.
“I like the underdogs and I try to give them a voice,” she said.