Newsline September 4, 2017

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Good News Item

  1. 6 states have green banks – now there’s a bill in Congress for a national green bank. 

Around EVST

  1. A few volunteers needed to assist teaching GPS and GIS to seventh graders in Lolo, Sept. 19.

Featured Events (See the Conservation Calendar for more events)

  1. Proposed Resource Cancellations at the Mansfield Library, SPEAK OUT NOW!

Volunteer Opportunities

  1. Students for Peace & Justice seeks new members and leaders.
  2. Farmers Market Survey Opportunity! Sept. 9, 16, 23.
  3. Join CFAC for a SNAP Challenge, September 20 – 27!
  4. Bitterroot Water Forum Volunteer Opportunities.
  5. Montana Natural History Center September Volunteer Opportunities.
  6. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - MUD PROJECT GARDEN PARTY.
  7. Watershed Education Network Volunteer/Intern Opportunities.
  8. MontPIRG Internships & Volunteer opportunities (plus pizza!), Sept 6. 
  9. Missoula In Motion seeks volunteers for September 17th Sunday Streets Missoula! event
  10. Help with Bicycle and Pedestrian Traffic Counts on Sept 12 & 16. 
  11. Provide silent auction items to benefit MT Natural History Center. 

Educational Opportunities

  1. ENST 494, Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture Education, offered this fall. 
  2. Wilderness Management Distance Education Course, NRSM 406/563, Wilderness Management Planning.
  3. Workshop on Fulbright Student Program, Sept 5. 
  4. Fork to Farm Tour, Sept 17.
  5. Ryan Bell, UM Alum and Fulbright Student Alumni Ambassador (NatGeo Fellow, Russia), Sept 5.
  6. MT FWP director speaks at Law School, Sept 5.
  7. Dr. Bruce Maxwell, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, MSU, IoE: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
  8. BIG SKY FILM SERIES kicks off with documentary on chemical sensitivity, Sept 6.
  9. Global Poverty and why it is so hard to erase, Sept 7. 
  10. Climate, Glacier & Nepal, Sept 7.
  11. "A River Runs Through It", Norman Maclean Festival from Sept 8th-10th in Missoula and Seeley Lake, Montana.
  12. Missoula Advanced Leadership Training, Sept 8-9.
  13. Study abroad in New Zealand & Sydney, Australia.
  14. Bitterroot Water Forum education opportunity.
  15. Montana Natural History Center educational opportunities for September.
  16. Five Valley Audubon’s fall field trips and meetings.
  17. Nonviolent Communication Techniques, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays.
  18. More online training. 
  19. MT Wetland Council meets, Sept 14 in Helena.

Jobs and Internship

  1. Openings at the Buttercup Market and Café.
  2. Montana Conservation Voters offers Fall Internships on Climate Action.
  3. MONTANA WILDERNESS ASSOCIATION WILDERNESS FELLOW POSITION AVAILABLE.

Funding

  1. Funding Opportunities.

Housing

  1. Room for rent/house sitter needed.

Miscellaneous - Resources

  1. Helping those impacted by Lolo fire.
  2. Lolo Days, September 16th.
  3. Innovative video on invasive mussels and their threat to Montana waterways. 
  4. Want to buy a 'tiny house'?
  5. Your student group can earn $100 by cleaning up our local environment. 
  6. New book on wildland fire research. 
  7. More Cider Making.
  8. Free 4 liter glass bottles (dark glass). 
  9. Free old fashioned microscopic slide boxes. 
  10. Advertise your cause at the Homecoming Parade, apply by Sept 22.
  11. DOE Grid Reliability Study concludes Coal not preferable to renewables for reliability. 
  12. Mountain Film Tour comes to Big Sky MT, Sept 15-16. 
  13. Women Healing the World, Sept 22-24 at Boulder Hot Springs.
  14. Singing for Fun and Social Change. 
  15. UM Dining’s Bear Hugs care packages include locally made treats. 
  16. Lincoln Community River Park Grand Opening Celebration, Sept 9.

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Good News Item

6 states have green banks – now there’s a bill in Congress for a national green bank. 

Connecticut, New York, California, Vermont, Hawaii and Rhode Island have green banks that boost clean energy projects including solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, hydropower, ocean and hydrokinetic, fuel cell, advanced battery, carbon capture and sequestration, and biofuels. H.R. 2995 and S. 1406, would place the Treasury Department in charge of overseeing a national green bank and allocating up to $50 billion for its operations, with an initial capitalization of $10 billion. More info on the Green Bank Act here. 

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Around EVST

A few volunteers needed to assist teaching GPS and GIS to seventh graders in Lolo, Sept. 19.

EVST grad student Laura Zanolli will be teaching GPS skills to the seventh grade class at Lolo School and then teaching the students how to create maps of data collected at Traveler’s Rest in ArcGIS online during the week of September 18-22. On the 19th, I could use a few volunteers to help work with groups of three students as they collect GPS points at the park. If interested, please contact Laura or call at 406-240-5116.

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Featured Events

Proposed Resource Cancellations at the Mansfield Library, SPEAK OUT NOW!

Message to Campus Departments - from the Mansfield Library. This year (FY 2018) the Mansfield library received a substantial base budget cut as well as no inflationary increase for the collections budget. The impact to the library collection budget is a reduction of $600,000 or 15% from FY 2017 plus an inflation deficit of $202,000 (needed to sustain a 6% overall increase in costs of subscriptions in FY 2018). All the easy, least impactful cancellations have already occurred. This fiscal year (FY 2018), in addition to cancelling some individual ejournals and databases, it will no longer be possible to sustain some of the ejournal packages currently subscribed to (e.g. ScienceDirect, Springer, Taylor & Francis, Wiley, etc.) at their current cost. Additionally, the regular acquisition of books, via the core approval plan, has also been suspended for this fiscal year. Log into the Fall 2017 Proposed Resource Cancellation Lists webpage with your NetID to view the lists of impacted resources and to access the feedback form. See The Mansfield Library Collection Budget Reduction Overview for a fuller discussion of the library budget (also available at the top of the Fall 2017 Proposed Resource Cancellation Lists webpage). Solicitation of feedback from all departments and ASUM will occur August 31st through September 27th, 2017. If any of the resources identified for cancellation are required to meet your program's accreditation standards please point us to or supply the requirement language / documentation. Cancellations of resources will begin January 2018. Please share this information with your department / program colleagues. If you have additional questions or would like to meet with a library representative please contact library.serials@umontana.edu

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Volunteer Opportunities

Students for Peace & Justice seeks new members and leaders.

Students for Peace & Justice is an ASUM student group dedicated to taking and sparking action on peace and justice. This group has offered a film series, discussion and action sessions since 2001 to get students talking, collaborating, and taking action. Check out our peace and justice films website to learn more! The group’s spokesperson, Kathleen Todd is moving onto other challenges and is looking for a new spokesperson. If interested in joining SPJ and especially if you are interested in helping with some of the logistics, contact Students for Peace & Justice. Kathleen Todd sends her love and thanks to the many students who have worked with Students for Peace and Justice over the years. 

Farmers Market Survey Opportunity! Sept. 9, 16, 23.

Sept. 9: CFAC is looking for a couple volunteers to ask farmers’ market vendors how many acres they farm on. It is estimated this will take 1-2 hours (9am-11am) on Saturday, Sept. 9. If you are interested in doing this quick survey, email Kim. Sept. 16 & 23: CFAC is currently conducting a grant evaluation related to regional food access and the Double SNAP Dollars (DSD) Program. As part of that, we are looking for volunteers to help give out a survey to farmers and DSD consumers on two upcoming Saturdays at both of the farmers markets in Missoula. The dates are 9/16 and 9/23. We will spend a few hours between 8 am and 12 pm at each market on those mornings. Feel free to email Catie Demets if you are interested in helping on either date or have any questions! 

Join CFAC for a SNAP Challenge, September 20 – 27!

That means you commit to eating on $5/day for the week and pledge to raise money to help Missoulians put more healthy food on their tables (CFAC will guide you through this whole process). All proceeds will ensure Double SNAP Dollars can continue through the end of this season and into next year! Take the challenge on your own or form a team (with a class, fellow EVSTers, etc). Share this invitation widely to anyone you think might be interested! Email Kim for more information. 

Bitterroot Water Forum Volunteer Opportunities.

River Park Restoration Project - Volunteers will be needed to install plants to help stabilize the bank and to build a fence to protect the growing plants in partnership with the City of Hamilton during the month of September. Lazy J Cross Restoration Project on the East Fork – Late September/early October will be the last stage of the Lazy J Cross restoration project! We will need volunteers to install 460 plants and 230 browse protectors. This will be a big task and we could use all hands on deck! West Fork Car Removal - Later this fall, we will remove an old Mustang from the West Fork! Help us raise the $1500 needed to get this car out of the River! Donate here! For more information on these projects and how you can help, contact Heather Barber at BWF. 

Montana Natural History Center September Volunteer Opportunities.

Volunteer Welcome and Appreciation Dinner: When/Where: Sept. 7th, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at Fort Missoula. Please RSVP to Drew or call 327.0405. Visiting Naturalist in the Schools, Most School Days in September: MNHC is offering two training sessions, New volunteer training: Thursday, September 7th, 4:30 - 5:30 pm and Fall Field Trip Training: Thursday, September 21st, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. MNHC is also hiring four paid seasonal field instructors for the late September-October VNS field trip season. Click here for more information on the position and to apply! Click here to view the September VNS schedule and sign up for a class. To RSVP, sign up for a class, or learn more, contact Drew. Saturday Kids' Activity: Nature's Treasure Map, September 30th, 1:45 - 3:30 pm. To learn more or volunteer, contact Christine. Help lead nature hikes in Pattee Canyon Saturday, September 9th, 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 pm. For more information and to volunteer, contact Drew. Mini Naturalist PreK Program, Thursdays, 9:45 - 11:30 am. For more information, contact Christine. Evening Lecture Assistance: This fall, we continue our climate change lecture series, Navigating a Changing World. Wednesday, September 20th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Front Desk, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Clean-up Crew. For more information and to sign up, contact Christine. Sunday Streets Missoula, September 17th, 12:00 - 4:00 pm. For more information, contact Drew. Volunteer at the MNHC Auction! Saturday, September 30th, 4:00 - 10:00 pm. For more information or to volunteer, contact Allison. UM Volunteer Fair, Wednesday, September 13th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm. For more information or to volunteer, contact Drew. For more in depth information on each of these opportunities, visit this page

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - MUD PROJECT GARDEN PARTY.

Volunteer for the MUD Project's Garden Party on September 8 and receive free admission to the event (includes dinner and one beer ticket)! Volunteers help us staff check-in, set-up and serve delicious local foods, solicit raffle tickets, and serve beer...all fun tasks with good people around. Volunteer Shifts: September 8 @ MUD, 1527 Wyoming St. 5:30 - 8pm: 5 volunteers needed; 7:30 - 10pm: 5 volunteers needed. We could additionally use 2 volunteers to assist with set-up either on the evening of 9/7 or from 3:00-5:30pm on 9/8. 

Watershed Education Network Volunteer/Intern Opportunities.

The Watershed Education Network is delighted to recruit UM students of all majors to join our fall water monitoring programs as volunteers and interns. To learn more please visit us here. Want to make a difference in river health and help create the next generation of watershed stewards? WEN’s Fall 2017 Water Monitoring Trainings are now scheduled: Wed. Sept. 13, from 3:30-7:30 PM, meets at the WEN office, migrating to the Clark Fork River. Saturday, Sept. 16, from 12 – 4PM, meets at the WEN office, migrating to the Clark Fork River. Potential 3rd training Thursday, Sept. 21 from 2-5 PM. Please RSVP with name, email, phone contact and shoe size or call the WEN office at (406) 541-9287. 

MontPIRG Internships & Volunteer opportunities (plus pizza!), Sept 6. 

Learn about MontPIRG’s internships and volunteer opportunities on Sept 6 from Noon to 1pm in EVST’s meeting in Rankin Hall (by the mailboxes). There will be pizza and you will learn about the campaigns you can work on for environmental protection and justice. For more info contact Katy Westhoff at MontPIRG or phone 406-303-1784. 

Missoula In Motion seeks volunteers for September 17th Sunday Streets Missoula! event

Sunday Streets Missoula  celebrates Missoula as a bikeable and walkable community by temporarily closing one of our streets and inviting folks to hold all sorts of activities in the street. Yoga, dancing, roller skating, games of all kinds. You can volunteer to help at this web site. 

Help with Bicycle and Pedestrian Traffic Counts on Sept 12 & 16. 

Missoula’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) conducts bike and pedestrian traffic counts twice each year to track our success in promoting biking and walking in Missoula. We rely on volunteers like you to help us conduct these counts at nearly 30 locations across the city! The counts help us know where, when and how much our trails, sidewalks and bike facilities are used. Count data helps us plan for future improvements and to apply for grants for bike/ped projects. The counts will take place on: Tuesday, September 12, from 4 - 6 pm (3 - 5 pm in the University neighborhood) and Saturday, September 16, from 12 - 2 pm. To sign up to help, fill out the quick form here, or contact us directly: Tara Osendorf or call 406-552-6672, or Aaron Wilson or call 406-552-6629. 

Provide silent auction items to benefit MT Natural History Center. 

The MNHC has a fundraiser auction Sept 30, and they are collecting silent auction items. If you can offer a delicious treat, interesting service (like a tour of a beautiful natural spot), unique item (like a beautiful specimen), consider offering it as a silent auction item.  If interested in donating, contact EVST alum Allison or 327-0405. They are also recruiting volunteers to help at the fundraiser. 

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Educational Opportunities

ENST 494, Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture Education, offered this fall. 

Teach kids about food and farming while getting outside. Sign up for ENST 494.01: Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture Education at the PEAS Farm! This semester long practicum is open to graduate and undergraduate students, offering a practical experience teaching Missoula's school-age youth in a hands-on environment. You’ll lead two field trips each week for 5 to 6 weeks with school groups visiting the PEAS Farm, teaching fun-filled educational activities focused on the social, scientific, and nutritional components of sustainable agriculture and the food system. Class meets twice a week the first 3 weeks of the semester, Wednesday 2:00-3:20pm and Friday 10:00-11:20am, then only on Friday mornings for the final 12 weeks. Prior experience as a PEAS Farm intern is helpful. The PEAS Farm is located in the Rattlesnake Valley at 3010 Duncan Drive. If you have questions email instructor, Jason Mandala. ENST494.01, 3 Credits, Class meets Wednesday 2:00-3:20 (only the first 3 weeks) & Friday 10:00-11:20, all semester.  

Wilderness Management Distance Education Course, NRSM 406/563, Wilderness Management Planning.

Registration Deadline: September 27, 2017. Course Dates: October 2, 2017 – January 26, 2018. This course explores basic planning theory, planning concepts, and effective plan writing. The course provides a thorough treatment of the elements that characterize effective planning on public lands. A substantial part of this discussion is the role of public participation in planning. It also discusses differences in planning among the four federal land management agencies, with a comparison of the philosophy and application of each. Moving from planning to application, the course then provides examples of the Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) framework and Keeping It Wild (KIW2), currently two of the most widely used planning processes in wilderness. This provides a model for identifying the elements necessary to provide a workable plan, one that is ultimately capable of being implemented. The role of indicators and standards of quality in wilderness is likewise discussed, as is the importance of executing a monitoring program. To register visit this link

Workshop on Fulbright Student Program, Sept 5. 

For those interested in fully funded grants to study, research or teach English in 140 different countries, two representatives of the national Fullbright program (including one UM alum) will be on campus on September 5th to talk about Fulbright opportunities. WHEN/WHERE: Sept 5, 3-4:30pm at the Native American Center NAC 201. 

Fork to Farm Tour, Sept 17.

The Fork to Farm tour is back! The 2nd annual ride will be on Sunday, September 17. This year's 40-mile ride will begin at the Western Agriculture Research Center (WARC) in Corvallis, and will include stops at four Bitterroot farms where riders will enjoy food and drink produced from locally grown vegetables, fruits, and livestock. Participating farms include SweetRoot Farm, Lifeline Dairy, Mill Crick Farm, and Willow Mountain Winery. The ride will conclude at WARC with more local food, libations, and music. Registration is limited to 125 people, so don’t delay! Visit Bike/Walk Bitterroot to register by Wednesday September 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm. The cost is $50 if you register before Sept 6. $70 after. WHEN/WHERE: Sept. 2, at 10:30 AM at 580 Quast Ln, Corvallis, MT. 

Ryan Bell, UM Alum and Fulbright Student Alumni Ambassador (NatGeo Fellow, Russia), Sept 5.

Ryan Bll speaks about his experience as a Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellow at an informational session on September 5, 3:00-4:30 PM in NAC 201. Learn about fully funded grants for study, research, or English Teaching Assistantships in more than 140 countries. If students might be interested in living abroad for nine months – with time enough to write – please spread the word. 

MT FWP director speaks at Law School, Sept 5.

The Environmental Law Group is excited to host Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Director Martha Williams next week. Martha will discuss State Leadership in Conservation, and will also touch on Endangered Species Act reform. Her legal background includes serving as MT FWP’s attorney, working in the US DOI and teaching conservation courses in the Law School. When/Where: Tuesday, September 5, Noon to 1:00PM in Room 101 at the ABill Law School. 

Dr. Bruce Maxwell, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, MSU, IoE: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

When/Where: 12pm, Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 126 Barnard Hall, Watch live screencast here

BIG SKY FILM SERIES kicks off with documentary on chemical sensitivity, Sept 6.

The fall season of the Big Sky Film Series opens with the Northwest Premiere of THE SENSITIVES, with filmmaker Drew Xanthopoulos in attendance. For the increasing number of people who are suffering from environmental illnesses, the modern world is full of unseen threats. Pesticides, perfumes, cell phones—any of these can send a “sensitive” into a debilitating downward spiral. Stunningly cinematic, The Sensitives documents three families struggling with these issues. When/Where: Wednesday, Sept. 6  MCT Center for the Performing Arts, Doors 6pm, Film 7pm. 

Global Poverty and why it is so hard to erase, Sept 7. 

UM Philosophy Department and Presidential Lecture Series present Sir Angus Deaton from Princeton University, speaking on “Global Poverty and Why It Is so Hard to Erase”, Thursday September 7, 2017 in Gallagher Business Building 123 at 3:00-4:30 PM.  He will also lecture on “Mortality and Morbidity in the United States” in the Dennison Theater at 8:00 P.M. These events are free and open to the public, so bring friends and family! 

Climate, Glacier & Nepal, Sept 7.

Dr. Alton Byers, INSTAAR, will present on "Impacts of Climate Change on Glaciers and Glacier Flood Risk in the Mt. Everest Region of Nepal" on Thursday, September 7, 4:30-6 pm in Stone Hall 304. Everyone is invited to a potluck dinner, directly after the presentation, at South Side Lions Park from 6-10 pm. 

"A River Runs Through It", Norman Maclean Festival from Sept 8th-10th in Missoula and Seeley Lake, Montana.

 Meet those involved in the movie's making including Norman's family, actor Tom Skerritt, and many of his fellow authors. Tour the reaches of the Big Blackfoot River that played a role in the story - and much more! Learn more and make your reservations here. Friday and Saturday events are focused in Seeley Lake, with Sunday’s events held in Missoula. Also, we hope you can attend the gala dinner on Friday night September 8 at our home on the banks of the Blackfoot River in Greenough. Details and on-line ticket sales are found here. Questions? Contact Jenny or call at 406-754-0034. We hope to see you at the Maclean Festival. 

Missoula Advanced Leadership Training, Sept 8-9.

EmpowerMT is excited to announce our Missoula Advanced Leadership Training, an intensive workshop that teaches participants skills necessary for providing influential leadership in ending discrimination, reducing inter­group conflict, and building inclusive communities and organizations. You can find out more about this training and register for it by clicking here. Friday-Saturday, September 8-9, Missoula Federal Credit Union (3600 Brooks St).  

Study abroad in New Zealand & Sydney, Australia.

UM offers  Grizzlies Abroad program in Australia and New Zealand where we explore the dynamic cultures and natural environments of the region by traveling extensively as a group with Dr. Simona Stan and local field experts. This study abroad course focuses on sustainable business practices and is open to graduate students for four credits and undergraduates for six academic credits.  The program is over winter session from December 26 to January 19. Details here or email Shawn Clouse or Simona Stan.  Information sessions held on campus on September 5, 6, & 7 at 4:00 pm in GBB122. (Gallagher Business Building). 

Bitterroot Water Forum education opportunity.

What: Irrigation and Restoration in the Bitterroot: A Tour of Bitterroot Water. When: Friday, September 15 from 1-5pm. Where: Tour starts and ends at 224 North 4th Street in Hamilton (Bitterroot Valley Board of Realtors office). Cost: $5/person - Space is limited so signup ASAP. Who: Anyone interested in learning more about irrigation and restoration in the Bitterroot. Continuing Education Credits available for Realtors.                             
For more information or to signup, Click Here! 

Montana Natural History Center educational opportunities for September.

Community Discovery Day: Glacial Lake Missoula Tour to Ovando, Saturday, September 15th 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm, $15, Register here. Navigating a Changing World Lecture Series: Business Innovations Inspired by Nature, Wednesday, September 20th 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Check out our full list of speakers and topics HERE. Click HERE to purchase a ticket (also available at the door). Evening Program: Conserving Mangrove Forests, Protecting Sea Turtle Habitat, and Sustaining Agriculture in El Salvador, Wednesday, September 27th, 7:00 pm, FREE!  Glacial Lake Missoula Chapter Meeting Wednesday, September 20th, 3:30 - 5:00 pm. Save the Date! 26th Annual Auction & Banquet, Saturday, September 30th, 5:00 - 9:00 pm at the University Center Ballroom, Click HERE to purchase tickets! Visit the events calendar here for more information on these events. 

Five Valley Audubon’s fall field trips and meetings.

Sept 9 - Ninepipes/Pablo; Sept 14 - NEW Songbird banding; Sept 16 - Beginner Bird Walk at Lee Metcalf NWR; Oct 7 - Golden Eagles; Oct 21 - Beginner Bird Walk at Lee Metcalf NWR; Oct 28 - Brown's Lake; Nov 4 - Lee Metcalf NWR; Nov 18 - Beginner Bird Walk at Lee Metcalf NWR; Dec 3- Mission Valley; Dec 16 - Beginner Bird Walk at Lee Metcalf NWR. Upcoming meetings (at 7-9pm in UM Gallagher Building, room L14): September 11 - Ospreys and what they teach us about the environment, with Dr. Erick Greene; October 9 - ClimateSmart, with Amy Cilimburg; November 13 - Jay Sumner of The Peregrine Institute; December 11 - Rob Domenech of Raptorview Research Institute. For more details check out the web calendar. 

Nonviolent Communication Techniques, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays.

Patrick Marsolek leads a free practice group for those interested in learning to use Nonviolent Communication Techniques more effectively. 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month. Join him to learn more about this critical skill at Inner Workings Resources. Wednesday, September 13 and 27, 12 noon, @ Rankin Peace Center , 519 S. Higgins. 

More online training. 

Fundamentals of Nonprofit Finance September 12, 2017 – 9:00am to 12:00pm; Board Boot Camp September 13, 2017, 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM (CDT). Board members will participate in board meetings and other engagements with more confidence and more knowledge about their role after attending MAP’s Board Boot Camp. Learn typical board responsibilities Identify the nuances of board authority and relationships Discuss how you would respond to specific board scenarios. 

MT Wetland Council meets, Sept 14 in Helena.

The Montana Wetland Council will hold their semi-annual meeting in Helena on September 14th at 9 am to 4pm. The meeting will discuss strategic planning for the next 5 years, and discussions from this meeting will help update the Montana Wetland and Riparian Area Strategic Framework for 2018-2022.
9:00 am          Welcome and Introductions
9:30 am          Best Practices for Non-Regulatory Wetland Programs: A Multi-State Look
9:50 am          Presentation of Lifetime Achievement Award
10:15 am        Strategic Framework Overview, History and Context
10:30 am        Strategic Direction #1: Restoration, Protection, and Management
11:00 am        Strategic Direction #2: Mapping
11:30 am        Strategic Direction #3: Monitoring and Assessment
Noon               Lunch Break
1:00 pm          Strategic Direction #4: Planning and Policy
1:30 pm          Strategic Direction #5: Vulnerable and Impacted Wetlands
2:00 pm          Strategic Direction #6: Public Communications and Education
2:45 pm          Strategic Direction #7: Montana Wetland Council Developmen
3:15 pm          2013-2017 Assessment of Accomplishments and General Discussion
LOCATION: Montana Department of Environmental Quality, 1520 East 6th Avenue, Helena (room 111). 

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Jobs and Internships

Openings at the Buttercup Market and Café.

We have two part-time staff openings that could be combined for a fulltime position. We are looking for a Weekend Line Cook and an afternoon Barista on Mondays and Tuesdays and Thursdays. Preference will be given to those with experience. Three non-family references are required. Apply by dropping off a resume, or emailing one to Molly

Montana Conservation Voters offers Fall Internships on Climate Action.

MCV seeks to provide students with the tools and experience to build a network of activists excited to work for climate action. The goals of this fall internship program are for students to: gain an understanding of grassroots organizing tactics, develop a confident and capable approach to public engagement, and to conduct successful community outreach to raise awareness about climate change and other environmental issues. Expectations and tasks: planning and recruiting for public events, data entry, and canvassing. Students can earn 2-3 college credits by working 6-9 hours per week over a 15 week semester. (45 hours of work = 1 credit). To Apply, Contact: ShaNae D'Hooge, MCV Organizer,  or call (406) 697-2887. 

MONTANA WILDERNESS ASSOCIATION WILDERNESS FELLOW POSITION AVAILABLE.

Compensation: $14/hour, Part-Time (<20 hours/week), Start Date: Position will remain open until filled; however applications will be reviewed beginning August 30th, 2017. Term: 1 year, possible extension based on funding availability. Location: Missoula, MT. Learn more details about position and application instructions by visiting Montana Wilderness Association and go to the job openings link.

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Housing

Room for rent/house sitter needed.

I am looking for a room mate/house sitter. I will be in Missoula part of the time, then you will have the house to your self when I am abroad The 2 story house is in a great Missoula location, on the riverfront bike path and within minutes to downtown. The house is on the Russell street bus line and its 2 blocks to our wonderful health food store, the Good Food Store.  The comfortable house has 2 full baths and a full kitchen, and a small yard with a deck for sitting in the sun. There is off street parking. The room is available around August 25th, flexible. Rent is $400/month  and shared utilities (energy, water, internet), you are responsible for the utilities while I'm gone. There is a month to month lease. I am looking for someone who can water the plants, pick up mail, and shovel the walk.. This is a nice opportunity to have a place to yourself for studying etc. part of the year. I am an EVST alum and long time Missoula resident. References and deposit required. Well behaved cat ok. If interested, please contact me at carlaa02@yahoo.com. (that's zero two) I can send photos.

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Miscellaneous - Resources

Helping those impacted by Lolo fire.

The Florence Civic Club has activated its Community Emergency Fund for the Lolo Peak fire victims. Donations can be made at any Farmers State Bank and Florence Ace Hardware. For more info, contact Kim Maclay at 529-4863. Also, a Go Fund Me fund has been set up to raise money for people who have been negatively impacted by the fire. More info here.   

Lolo Days, September 16th.

Lolo Days will be held at the Lolo Community center from 10am-9pm September 16th and the proceeds will go toward playground equipment for Kester Park. It will be lots of fun for the entire family with a live and silent auction taking place, BINGO, food, live music and so much more. There will be a small carnival with pony rides, a dunk tank, and bouncy houses. The Lolo Watershed Group will be on hand to answer questions about the watershed. Come out and spend the day and help this community that has been so affected by the Lolo Peak Fire of 2017. Held at the Lolo Community Center, 12345 US-93, Lolo, MT at the south end of town near the Lolo Creek Highway bridge.

Innovative video on invasive mussels and their threat to Montana waterways. 

Invasive mussels are one of the greatest threats to our beloved Flathead Lake and other waters throughout Montana. Please watch this video to learn more about this threat and what you can do to be part of the solution!>Click here

Want to buy a 'tiny house'?

There is a "tiny House" for sale at Missoula College, it's currently parked on a trailer in front of the new building on East Broadway. It was built by our Missoula College Carpentry students and Big Sky HS students and is selling for 40K. Go here for details. All proceeds benefit the Missoula College Carpentry Program.

Your student group can earn $100 by cleaning up our local environment. 

ASUM student groups can join the Neighborhood Ambassadors for Sunday Sweepers this fall. Sunday Sweepers is a chance to protect our local environment and build positive relationships with our University area neighbors by gathering recyclables and garbage on the Sundays after Griz football home games. To thank you for participating, your group will receive a $100 addition to its budget! If you’d like to help out one Sunday this fall, fill out our quick application here. Direct questions to: Jordan Lyons, Director, ASUM Renter Center at (406)243-2017. 

New book on wildland fire research. 

A Century of Wildland Fire Research: Contributions to Long-term Approaches for Wildland Fire Management: Proceedings of a Workshop. Although ecosystems, humans, and fire have coexisted for millennia, changes in geology, ecology, hydrology, and climate as well as sociocultural, regulatory, and economic factors have converged to make wildland fire management exceptionally challenging for U.S. federal, state, and local authorities. Given the mounting, unsustainable costs and difficulty translating existing wildland fire science into policy, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine organized a 1-day ...   [read more]. 

More Cider Making.

Garden City Harvest will send a truck and a team of gleaners to your yard to gather your apples and some other fruits and put them to good use. Call our Gleaning Hotline today at 406-543-4992. 

Free 4 liter glass bottles (dark glass). 

Good for cider or whatever. If interested, contact Vicki Watson

Free old fashioned microscopic slide boxes. 

Get creative & think how to repurpose these nice old wooden slide boxes and cabinets. If interested, contact Vicki Watson

Advertise your cause at the Homecoming Parade, apply by Sept 22.

Applications are now available for entry into this year’s UM Homecoming Parade, to take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in downtown Missoula. This year’s Homecoming theme is “Reflections: Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future.” Applications are available online here or by calling 406-243-5211 or toll-free at 1-877-862-5867. Applications also may be picked up in person at the Missoula Chamber of Commerce, 825 E. Front St., or at the Office of Alumni Relations and Alumni Association, Brantly Hall 115, University of Montana. Applications must be received by Friday, Sept. 22, to be eligible for the $40 early bird fee. Applications received after Sept. 22 will require a $50 registration fee, and the final deadline to submit entries is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. For more information call the UM Office of Alumni Relations at 406-243-5211 or email them

DOE Grid Reliability Study concludes Coal not preferable to renewables for reliability. 

Energy Secretary Rick Perry ordered a study to show that coal must be retained for baseload because renewables are ‘not reliable’. However, courageous DOE staff and contractors, who no doubt understood what was desired of them, chose instead to adhere to what the facts demanded of them. You can read about the report here

Mountain Film Tour comes to Big Sky MT, Sept 15-16. 

Mountainfilm on Tour travels the world, showing films from eye-popping adventure to critical environmental efforts to compelling character stories. See feature films and specials guests at this Montana location: Big Sky, MT September 15-16. More info on the Tour here. And how to host screenings here

Women Healing the World, Sept 22-24 at Boulder Hot Springs.

Celebrating Women weekend. The theme this year is Women Healing the World. The Women's Chorus will be singing on Friday night after the keynote speaker, Julia Hayes. Friday evening only is free and open to the public. for more information click here. WHEN/WHERE: Friday-Sunday, September 22-24, Boulder Hot Springs, Boulder, MT.  

Singing for Fun and Social Change. 

The Montana Women’s Chorus of Missoula is an intergenerational open and affirming community of women singing meaningful material primarily focused on peace and justice issues. The chorus seeks to empower ourselves, with the hope that the power of music can effect social change, enhancing peace and justice both locally and more globally. Practice is on Sundays from 4:00 to 5:45 pm at the UU Fellowship (the corner of Higgins & McLeod). Our Fall Session begins September 24 and will conclude December 17.  The fee for the ten week session is $100. RSVP your intention to sing this session by September 10. For information or questions contact Beth Youngblood or call (406) 327-1185 or contact Carel Schneider or call (406) 721-2482. 

UM Dining’s Bear Hugs care packages include locally made treats. 

UM Dining’s Bear Hugs Program lets you send care packages to students and others for all sorts of occasions from birthdays and holidays to a stressful finals week. Many local products are featured including tortilla chips and salsa from Casa Pablos, Kettle Corn from Korn Utopia, GEOs Coffee from Treeline Coffee, granola from Chuck and James, chocolate from Posh Chocolat, and huckleberry treats. More story here. …….Can order here. 

Lincoln Community River Park Grand Opening Celebration, Sept 9.

Enjoy an afternoon of fun and community on the Blackfoot River as we officially open the Lincoln Community River Park to the public! Food, drink, entertainment and family-friendly activities. The park is located 0.7 miles south of Lincoln on Stemple Pass Road, just south of the bridge. Driving directions can be found here. Questions? Contact Lena. When/Where: Saturday, September 9th; 11:00am - 2:00pm at The Lincoln Community River Park (view map). 

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This Newsline prepared by Vicki Watson and Laura Zanolli. Please send any comments to the Editor. 

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