Laskeek Bay funding problem not critical

  • Oct. 4, 2004 11:00 a.m.

The islands own Laskeek Bay Conservation Society has the money to continue its ancient murrelet research for another season.
“It looks like we can do at least a bare-bones camp next year,” said coordinator Greg Martin.
The society thought it might have to close last year after its money sources disappeared. Declining stock markets meant foundations that support non-profit societies like Laskeek Bay had less money to give away. The society managed to scrape together enough money to operate a shortened field season last summer.
Local support made a big difference last year. The money islanders donated to the society made a big difference, said Mr. Martin, and the support was very gratifying.
Laskeek Bay runs a bird research station on East Limestone Island. The main focus is the ancient murrelet-a sea bird that nests in old growth forest. The field station also supports research on deer, marine mammals and other bird species. The society has been collecting information since 1989 and hopes to gather 25 years of data.
Mr. Martin has sent out lots of applications for funding, and so far has received enough small contracts and grants to feel hopeful about the 2005 season.
The society will release its research this month before its retreat October 30. Anyone interested in attending the retreat can contact Mr. Martin at 559-2345.

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