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. 



Aug 21 (Monday)

Comments due on Missoula's Transportation Improvement Plan (for 2019-2023) and Unified Planning work plan (for 2019).  Questions, call 552-6668 or

 Aug 23 (Thursday)

Faith & Climate Action meets to discuss future plans. All welcome. WHEN/WHERE: Aug 23, noon to 1pm at St Paul Lutheran (202 Brooks room 208), Msla.

Aug 24-25 -- River City Roots Festival needs volunteers to make it a Zero Waste Event. More info and sign up to volunteer for the Green Team here.

Aug 29 (Wed)

Free training on Montana's new Subdivision rules. All interested citizens welcome. WHEN/WHERE: Aug 29, 1-4pm; Missoula Health Office at 301 W. Alder.

Aug 30 (Thursday)

Public meeting on the Superfund cleanup work planned for the Clark Fork River on the  Grant Kohrs Ranch near Deer Lodge.  WHEN/WHERE: Aug 30, 6:30-8pm;  Milltown State Park pavillion (7363 Juniper Drive) Msla.  Info on the meeting & cleanup plan here.

 For public safety, the river near Deer Lodge will be closed Oct 2018 to Oct 2020. Get info & submit comments on the river closure here by Sept 11

Sept 6-7 -- Energy Policy Research Conference in Boise, ID

Sept 7-9 -- Montana Wilderness Association Celebrates 60 years of Keeping it Wild. Livingston, MT. Hikes, speakers, workshops, flim, great food. Info & Registration here.

Sept 7 (Fri) -- MUD's annual Garden Party, 6-10pm

Sept 8 (Sat)

Watershed Education Network's stream monitoring training (Free).  Sept 8, noon to 4pm at 802 E. Front St, Missoula. For more info, contact WEN at 541-9287 or 

Sept 8 & 11 -- Volunteers needed for Missoula Bike/Pedestrian count. Help the city determine needs and how to improve bike/ped systems. Counts will be Sept 8 noon to 2pm and Sept 11 from 4-6pm (except UM stations will be 3-5pm). More info & sign up to volunteer here.  or contact or call 552-6672

Sept 9 (Sunday)

People's Climate Rally downtown Missoula.11am to noon. Right before Sunday Streets

Sept 9-15 -- Walk and Roll Week in Missoula (info here) -- celebrate & use sustainable transportation options. Kickoff is Sunday Streets in Missoula Sept 9.    Ends with Free Cycles Climate Ride on Sept 15 (info here)

Sept 10-11 --Montana Water Policy Interim Committee of the legislature meets in Helena. Agenda & Location here.

Sept 11-14 -- Tracking the Human Footprint in Yellowstone. Big Sky, MT

Sept 12 (Wed) 

Volunteer/Internship Fair at UM's UC Ballroom,  Sept 12, 10am-2pm

Watershed Education Network's stream monitoring training (Free).  Sept 12, 3:30-7:30pm at 802 E. Front St, Missoula. For more info, contact WEN at 541-9287 or 

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

Sept 14 -- UM Chefs Garden Dinner. info here.

Sept 15 (Sat) Home Resource's annual Spontaneous Construction fundraiser. Volunteers, participants and sponsors needed. Join a team and turn trash into treasures. Music, kids activities

Sept 15-16 -- Montana Youth Organizing Summit in Helena. Young organizers & changemakers gather to build skills and strategize. Register here.

Sept 18-20 -- Crown of the Continent Roundtable and Tribal Summit in Alberta

Sept 19 (Wed)

Salad Greens from seed to store (A Farmer Field Day) at County Rail Farm in Huson. Info about Farmer Field Days here.

Sept 21-22 --Missoula Household Hazardous Waste Collection. Protect your drinking water by bringing hazardous household chemicals you don’t plan to use to Missoula Valley Water Quality District for safe disposal.  Collection is Sept 21, 9am-5:30pm and  Sept 22, 9am-4pm at 1305 Scott Street

Sept 22 (Sat)

Public Land Day -- help with conservation projects on  public lands. Check back for info on local projects.

Benefit Concert for Public Wildlands. Features Rob & Halladay Quist and Jack Gladstone. Benefits Wilderness Watch, Wildwest Institute, Sierra-MT, & Flathead-Lolo-Bitterroot Citizen Task Force. WHEN/WHERE: Sept 22 from 5-9pm at 3500 Duncan Dr, Msl. Cost $10 (kids <13 free).

Sept 26 (Wed)

Upper Columbia Conservation Commission meets in Glacier National Park to work on protecting the basin from aquatic invasive species. Public invited.

Sept 29 (Saturday)

Montana Natural History Center's annual auction/fundraiser. Sept 29 in UM's University Center ballroom.


Oct 9-10-- Montana Association of Dam & Canal Systems, meets in Helena.

Oct 10-12 - Montana Watershed Symposium, Whitefish, MT. Details here.

Oct 12-13 -- Faith, Science, Climate Action Conference, Bozeman. More info & registration here.

Oct 13 (Saturday)  PEAS Farm pumpkin Party, Msla. Check back for details.

Oct 14 (Sunday) Jeannette Rankin Peace Center's annual peace party, Msla Fairgrounds.

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 20 (Sat)

Missoula's Clean Energy Expo in Caras Park (info)  Oct 20, 11am to 3pm.

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.