Conservation Calendar

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 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.

Caring for the Small Flock--workshop on the key needs of healthy backyard chicken flock. WHERE/WHEN: Missoula, June 23, 10am-noon.  Find out more and get registered here.

June 25 (Monday)

Tribal perspectives on natural resource management. free public talk by Germain White, CSKT Education Specialist. June 25, 10-11am at Flathead Lake Biostation.
Help Freecycles bring bikes to kids on tribal lands. No experience required, lunch & bus ride provided. Leave Freecycles at 9am on June 25,  return by 6pm. To volunteer & get more info, email

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 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-July1Montana 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

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  or 406-982-3301 X229 or visit:

July 11 (Wed)

Montana Renewable Energy Association member  & board meeting. July 11 in Billings. More info, contact

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)

Montana Organic Association's annual ranch tour will be at the Johnson Ranch near Havre. Details here.

Aug 3 (Fri)-- UM Flathead Lake Biostation annual open house. 1-5pm. For more info, contact Tom Bansak at  or 406-982-3301 X229 or visit:


 Aug 10 (Fri) -- Bitterroot Water Forum's Run for the River 5K

Aug 11 (Sat)

Bitterroot River Cleanup, Aug 11

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 13-14 - Montana Farm to School Summit: Cultivating Connections, UM

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.

Oct 26-28 - Alternative Energy Resource Organization’s annual meeting and expo – featuring keynote speaker Miguel Altieri in Missoula. Info on AERO meeting here

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March 13-15 -- Montana Lakes Conference -- Emerging Issues in Lake Science and Management.  Whitefish MT.  Check back for details.

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.