The Conservation Calendar of Montana is maintained in partnership with the University of Montana Environmental Studies program. Updated daily. Refresh/Reload often. Email event notices here. Times given are Mountain Time. 

Now until April 28 — 2021 MT Legislature in session. Info here. ..Calendar here. 

MEIC’s info on the legislature here. See also: How to Democracy. 

Jan 21 — UM’s Seeking Sustainability lecture series kicks off. Free & open to all on Thursdays at 7pm. Examines how citizens of western MT are working to build a more sustainable society. Tonight’s topic: Sustainability programs at UM & in Missoula County.  For zoom link & schedule, email request here

Jan 22 –– Celebrate the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty. Info on events here. 

Jan 23 (Sat) — Missoula Valley Winter Market  at new location — Southgate Mall (in former Lucky’s Market). 9 am to 2 pm, every Saturday through next April. 

Jan 25 (Mon) – Healing our Democracy — Breaking Down Divisions through Relationships & Citizen  Participation. An online discussion led by Dan Kemmis. 6-8pm. Register in advance here

Jan 25 — The Wild & Sacred Badger-Two Medicine, presentation by MT Wilderness Association. 7-8pm via Zoom.  Info/Register here.

Jan 25-Apr 19 –– Global Public Health Lecture Series offered online by UM. Info & registration here. Mondays at 2pm. FREE

Jan 26 – World Environmental Education Day Earth Day Network offers webinar:     Environmental Literacy to Change the World.  10 am MT  Info & Register here.

Jan 26– Missoula Faith & Climate Action meets at 4pm. Join via Zoom

Jan 26-28 –– Smart Growth America’s Equity Summit (online). Info & register here. 

Jan 27 (Wed) — Cleaning up the Parrot Tailings in Butte. Online 5-6:30 pm. All welcome. Agenda here…. Zoom link here

Jan 28–Help collect willow cuttings for stream restoration projects in the Bitterroot.  10am -4pm. For more info, email Ellie . More work days: Feb 2, 13, & 17. 

Jan 28 — Localized Living –– Join Families for a Livable Climate at 4pm for a discussion of the benefits. You are encouraged to watch the Economics of Happiness (19min) before joining the discussion. Register here to join the discussion.

Jan 28 — MT Environmental Info Center updates on environmental bills in the MT Legislature. at 5pm. Zoom link here.

Jan 28 — UM’s Seeking Sustainability lecture series continues. Free & open to all on Thursdays at 7pm. Examines how citizens of western MT are working to build a more sustainable society.Tonight’s topic — seeking a Sustainable Population.  For zoom link & schedule, email request here

Jan 28-Feb 2 — view the film 8 Billion Angels online free. Register here. ..Population Connection will lead a discussion of the film on Feb 2Register here.

Jan 28-Feb 18 — Backcountry Film Festival (online). Info & tickets here. (benefits MT Wilderness Association). 

Jan 29 (Fri) — Help with Winter Wildlife Tracking on MPG Ranch in the Bitterroot.    11am to 3pm. For more info & to register, contact jlisbon@mpgranch.com or 406-396-6285.

Jan 29-30 –Electronics Recycling event benefitting Missoula Food Bank was cancelled.

Now until April 28 — 2021 MT Legislature in session. Info here. ..Calendar here. 

MEIC’s info on the legislature here.  See also: How to Democracy. 

Now to Feb 2 — view the film 8 Billion Angels online free. Register here for film. ..Population Connection will lead a discussion of the film on Feb 2Register here for panel.

Now to Feb 18 — Backcountry Film Festival (online). Info & tickets here. (benefits MT Wilderness Association). 

Feb 1-10 — National Association of Conservation Districts annual meeting. online

Feb 2 (Tues) — Help collect willow cuttings for stream restoration projects in the Bitterroot. 10 am – 4pm. For more info, email Ellie . More work days on Feb 13, & 17. 

Feb 4 (Thurs) — Restoring Streams with Beavers’ Help — 5th webinar in a series. 1-2:30 pm Mountain time. Info & registration here. Earlier webinars can also be viewed there.

Feb 4 — Smurfit pulp mill cleanup Community Advisory Group meets online. All welcome. EPA will present Human Health Risk Assessment. To attend, email Bruce.

Feb 4 — UM’s Seeking Sustainability lecture series continues. Free & open to all on Thursdays at 7pm. Examines how citizens of western MT are working to build a more sustainable society.Tonight’s topic — Sustainable Transportation.  For zoom link & schedule, email request here

Feb 9 (Tues)  — Missoula Water Quality Advisory Council meets online 7-9pm. All welcome. Attend via Microsoft Teams at this linkAgenda: check back for info. 

Feb 9 & 10 — Montana Soil Health Symposium — Billings 

Feb 10 — Upper Columbia Conservation Commission meeting online. Contact staff

Feb 11 (Thurs) — Missoula Count Commissioners public hearing on regulating cryptocurrency mining. Online at 2pm MT. Info & how to join meeting here. 

Feb 11 —Beekeeping Workshop online offered by MUD Project, 6 pm. 

Feb 11 — UM’s Seeking Sustainability lecture series continues. Free & open to all on Thursdays at 7pm. Examines how citizens of western MT are working to build a more sustainable society.Tonight’s topic — seeking Sustainable Food Systems.  For zoom link & schedule, email request here

Feb 11-12 — Higher Education Sustainability Conference (online). Program here….Registration here. 

Feb 18 (Thurs) — Leave it Wild: Urban & Residential Spaces. Join Families for a Livable Climate for a free online discussion of how to live more sustainably on the earth. 4-5:30pm. More info & registration here. 

Feb 18 — UM’s Seeking Sustainability lecture series continues. Free & open to all on Thursdays at 7pm. Examines how citizens of western MT are working to build a more sustainable society.Tonight’s topic — Sustaining Water Systems.  For zoom link & schedule, email request here

Feb 19-28 – Big Sky Documentary Film Festival ONLINE  see over 75 films, workshops, interviews with filmmakers. Here’s how to attend. 

Feb 20 & 27 — Blacksmithing Workshops offered by MUD project, 9am. In person, space limited. 

Feb 25 — UM’s Seeking Sustainability lecture series continues. Free & open to all on Thursdays at 7pm. Examines how citizens of western MT are working to build a more sustainable society.Tonight’s topic — Sustainable Energy.  For zoom link & schedule, email request here

Now until April 28 — 2021 MT Legislature in session. Info here. ..Calendar here. 

MEIC’s info on the legislature here.  See also: How to Democracy.  

March 1-5 — American Fisheries Society-MT chapter annual meeting (online). Theme: Crossing Boundaries in Science & Management. Some info here. Check back later for updates. 

March 4  (Thurs)- –Smurfit pulp mill cleanup Community Advisory Group meets online. All welcome. Channel migration study for the area will be presented. To attend, email Bruce.

March 11 — UM’s Seeking Sustainability lecture series continues. Free & open to all on Thursdays at 7pm. Examines how citizens of western MT are working to build a more sustainable society.Tonight’s topic — Seeking Zero Waste Systems.  For zoom link & schedule, email request here

March 18 — UM’s Seeking Sustainability lecture series continues. Free & open to all on Thursdays at 7pm. Examines how citizens of western MT are working to build a more sustainable society.Tonight’s topic — Restoring Ecosystems.  For zoom link & schedule, email request here

March 25 — UM’s Seeking Sustainability lecture series continues. Free & open to all on Thursdays at 7pm. Examines how citizens of western MT are working to build a more sustainable society.Tonight’s topic — Sustainable Business Strategies.  For zoom link & schedule, email request here

March 22-26 — Fire in the Crown of the Continent Forum (online).  4 hours of programming every day. Speakers & other info here. 

APRIL IS EARTH MONTH — check back for plans. 

Now until April 28 — 2021 MT Legislature in session. Info here. ..Calendar here. 

MEIC’s info on the legislature here.  See also: How to Democracy. .  

April 17-May 15 –International Wildlife Film Festival  will be a hybrid event with online screenings & outdoor screenings around Missoula. 

April 19 — UM Retiree Association highway clean up day. Details will be on UMRA website. 

April 22 — Earth Day’s 51st birthday. check back for Montana plans. 

May 3-5 –Montana Stormwater Conference in Missoula. Info here. Theme: Resilience — Building Sustainable Communities. 

May 10-14 — American Fisheries Society Western Division annual meeting (online)Registration will be here.

May 18-20.  Innovative Solutions for Evolving Restoration Science — hosted by MT Natural Resource Damage Program working to restore the upper Clark Fork River. Fairmont Hot Springs. 

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