Years ago, back on the farm in Mississippi, a wetlands was just an area of pasture that was too swampy to grow hay or graze cattle. Little did I know back then that wetlands are some of the most biodiverse ecosystems on earth, and worthy of our preservation and amazement. Montana’s Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge is a great example of a wetlands that is managed for the benefit of people and wildlife, with a special emphasis on migratory birds and endangered and threatened species. Crawl through the mud with Jeremy Roberts and watch “Wetlands in the Bitterroots.”

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