The Conservation Calendar of western Montana is maintained by the University of Montana Environmental Studies program. Updated daily. Refresh/Reload often. Email notices here.
June 20 (Wed)
Sustainable Communities Tour offered by Homeword. June 20, 10am-2pm in Missoula. More info & RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 532-4663X10
Open house presenting Missoula's new land use planning map. Wed, June 20, 6-7:30 pm: Orchard Homes Country Club (2637 S. 3rd St. W, Msl). map & more info here.
Flathead Basin Commission meets in Kalispell. Contact Kate Wilson for agenda.
June 21 (Thursday)
Support Public Interest Environmental Science (PIES) at this fun community dance. Your admission supports UM's PIES Scholarship fund, and there will be lots of pies & ice cream, live music and contra dance (all dances taught & called, beginners welcome). Admission $5 (or more if you like PIES or pies). June 21, 7-10pm at Missoula Senior Center (705 S. Higgins) by Big Dipper ice cream. Hosted by Missoula & UM Folklore Societies.
Help recycle glass into a pathway at MUD (link) (Missoula Urban Demo project). June 21, 9am to noon -- turn glass into a path; 12-1pm, bring your own picnic; 12:30 MUD site tour (tool library & more). Details here.
How your home can survive a wildfire (free workshop). June 21 at 7pm in Seeley Lake Community Hall.
June 23 (Saturday)
Grand Opening of Milltown State Park Confluence area (link to schedule). June 23 Schedule highlights: 11 am dedication; presentations on waters & wildlife at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30pm. Tree planting 12:30-4:30. Milltown Damn band playing bluegrass from 3-6pm. All day 11am- 6pm: food trucks, trail tours, native games, record Milltown memories at recording booth, and more.
June 25 (Monday)
June 28 (Thursday)
Grand Opening of Fort Missoula Park -- music, games, food & other fun. June 28, 6-10pm at Fort MIssoula.
Tour the MPR wildlife ranch in the Bitterroot valley. June 28, 1-3:30pm. Contact email@example.com or 406-396-6285
Community Discovery Day at Ft Missoula Native Plant Garden. Help record every living creature in the garden today. June 28, 4-6pm near the Water Tower at Ft Missoula. Free.
Reinventing Power: America's Renewable Energy Boom -- Sierra Club produced film on an achievable clean energy future aleady being pursued in many US communities; followed by panel and discussion. WHEN/WHERE: June 28, 7pm at Public House (130 E. Broadway) in Missoula. Free
June 29-July1 - Montana Native Plant Society annual meeting, June 29-July 1 in Lincoln, MT. Many fieldtrips to see wildflower shows that follow fire.
June 30 (Saturday)
Weed pull & BBQ on a conservation easement on the Clark Fork River. Hosted by 5 Valleys Land Trust. To help, call before June 27 to 406-549-0755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
July 2 (Monday)
Protecting Montana waters from aquatic invasive species, free public talk by Cody Youngbull of Flathead Lake Biostation. July 2, 10-11am at the Biostation.
July 5-8 -- 4 day campout in Glacier Park with 5 Valleys Audubon -- see calendar
July 6-9-- Help open St Mary Peak Trail in the Bitterroot. More info and registration for the trip here.
July 9 (Monday)
Bears, Berries & Conservation Biology, free public talk by Tabitha Graves, US Geological Survey. July 9, 10-11am at Flathead Lake Biostation.
July 10 (Tues)
Research Cruise on Flathead Lake, offered by UM Biostation. Fun, food, science, and beautiful scenery. July 10, 3:30 to 6pm. Cost: $50, benefits the biostation programs. For more information or to RSVP, contact Tom Bansak at email@example.com or 406-982-3301 X229 or visit: http://flbs.umt.edu/
July 11 (Wed)
Montana Renewable Energy Association member & board meeting. July 11 in Billings. More info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
July 14 (Saturday)
All-day field trip to Primm Meadow with 5 Valleys Audubon. 4 mile hike along a road. Meet at 7:50am in NW corner of UM's Adams Center parking lot.
July 21 (Saturday)
Bird Walk at Metcalf Wildlife Refuge. Meet at the visitor center. July 21 , 10am -noon.
July 24 (Tues)
Aug 10 (Fri) -- Bitterroot Water Forum's Run for the River 5K
Aug 11 (Sat)
MT Renewable Energy Association's Clean Energy Fair (link), Aug 11 in Bozeman
Aug 13 (Mon)
Rock2Vote -- Pearl Jam concert to benefit Montana Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood and others. Details here.
Aug 16 (Thurs)
PEAS Farm Party --share farm fresh food, local libations and live music. More info and tickets here. WHEN/WHERE: Aug 16 from 5:30 to 9pm at the farm at 3010 Duncan Dr, Missoula.
Aug 18 (Sat)
Bird Walk at Metcalf Wildlife Refuge. Meet at the visitor center. Aug 18 , 10am -noon.
Sept 6-7 -- Energy Policy Research Conference in Boise, ID
Sept 11-14 -- Tracking the Human Footprint in Yellowstone. Big Sky, MT
Sept 18-20 -- Crown of the Continent Roundtable and Tribal Summit in Alberta
October 10-12 - Montana Watershed Symposium, Whitefish, MT. Details will be on Montana Watershed Coordination Council web site.
Oct 14 (Sunday) Jeannette Rankin Peace Center's annual peace party.
Oct 15-19 - Restoring Resilient Communities in Changing Landscapes. – joint conference of Society for Ecological Restoration NW Chapter and Society of Wetland Scientists Pacific NW, Spokane, WA.
Oct 17-20 -- Collaborative Science -- annual meeting of the MT Chapter of American Water Resources Association (info here). West Yellowstone Holiday Inn.
April is Earth Month!
April 14-22: EARTH WEEK 2018....Special Earth Message
Note: 2018 info presented as an example until the 2019 info available.
Highlights of Earth Week 2018 ...... More Details & Events here.
- April 14-15-- Dig Days--installing food gardens. Email 1000NewGardens
- April 14-22: International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula
- April 14-22: Walk Through Time & March for Science, UM Oval
- March for Science April 14, 3-5pm & April 18 noon to 3pm, UM Oval
- April 16-17: Clark Fork Kootenai Basins Council meets at UM. all welcome.
- April 16-20: UM Earth Week events AND UM Bike Week events
- April 21 (Sat): Earth Service Day & Ecopentathalon
- 8:30-11:30am: Teller Wildlife Refuge work day,....Email Karen
- 10am-1pm: Clark Fork river cleanup (info), Caras Park, Msla
- 2-5pm: Hike & Tree planting, Milltown State Park, email Olivia
- Ecopentathalon - bike/walk to help at 4 events. Email for info.
- 7:30-11pm: Earth Service Day Dance
- early bird walks with 5 Valleys Audubon
- April 22 (Sunday) - Earth Day Fest at Missoula Urban Demo Project