The Conservation Calendar of western Montana is maintained by the University of Montana Environmental Studies program. Updated daily. Refresh/Reload often. Email notices here.
April - Earth Day has passed but Earth Month continues
April 25 (Wed)
Northwest Energy Coalition "Clean and Affordable Energy Conference" in Missoula - Membership meeting 8:30 to 11am - Main Conference 11am - 5pm. All welcome.
April 26 (Thur)
Help monitor the spring raptor migration in the Bitterroot, April 26, 11am-3pm. To register & get directions, contact email@example.com or 406-396-6285
Little bugs tell us big things -- stream health indicators. Free public talk by Lindsay Albertson, MSU. April 26, from 3:30-4:20 in 305 Forestry at UM. Entire lecture series here.
April 27 (Fri)
MontPIRG's annual Party for the Public Interest. all welcome. April 27 at 6pm at Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main, Msl. Tickets here.
Showing of The Wisdom to Survive, 7pm, Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins, Msl. Explores how unlimited growth and greed are destroying earth's life support system & human society and how to motivate needed actions. Part of conference on April 28.
Arbor Day Celebration at UM, 11am to 2pm. At new Arboretum Interpretive Site, north side of Main Hall. Includes: remarks, tree planting, music, treats. Tour starts at 1pm.
April 28 (Sat)
Restore access to the Bitterroot River. Help Five Valleys Land Trust clean up the acess site at Buckhouse Bridge so can be reopened. 9am-2pm. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
April 29 (Sunday)
Screening of Age of Consequences - examines how climate change increases resource scarcity, threatens infrastructure, destablizes society, leading to wars and refugees. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday April 29, 7 pm, The Roxy, 718 S Higgins Ave, Missoula
May 5 (Saturday)
World's Largest Garage Sale at UM. May 5 from 9:30am to 1:30pm in UM's parking garage. Fundraiser for UM Advocates, a campus service organization. Vendors can set up after 7:30am.
May 12 (Saturday)
May 15-17: Conference for Montana Water Quality Professionals in Missoula - Theme: Working together to protect Montana's water (with a special focus on invasive mussels). Conference schedule here
May 18 (Friday)
May 19 (Sat)
Five Valleys Land Trust annual Banquet fundraiser celebrates 46 years of open space protection. Auctions, music, food, friends. Tickets ($50) for sale here. WHEN/WHERE: May 19, 5:30 pm in UM’s UC Ballroom.
Fire Continuum Conference - Preparing for the future of Wildland Fire, at UM-Missoula, MT.
June 8-10--Montana Audubon Bird Festival in Kalispell ..talks, field trips, auctions, fun
June 9 (Saturday)
Help build wildlife friendly fence near Lavalle Creek/Evaro Hill, near Missoula. June 9, 7:30am-1pm followed by BBQ. To help contact Bert Lindler.
June 29-July1 - Montana Native Plant Society annual meeting, June 29-July 1 in Lincoln, MT. Many fieldtrips to see wildflower shows.
July 10 (Tue)
Research Cruise on Flathead Lake, offered by UM Biostation. 3:30 to 6pm. Check back for details.
Aug 3 (Fri)
UM Flathead Lake Biostation annual open house. 1-5pm. Check back for details.
Aug 10 (Fri) - Bitterroot Water Forum's Run for the River 5K
Aug 11(Sat) - Bitterroot River Cleanup
Sept 11-14 -- Tracking the Human Footprint in Yellowstone. Big Sky, MT
October 10-12 - Montana Watershed Symposium, Whitefish, MT. Details will be on Montana Watershed Coordination Council web site.
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.
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