The MT Conservation Calendar is maintained in partnership with the University of Montana Environmental Studies program. Updated daily. Refresh/reload often. Times given are Mountain Time. Links to more info are in bold blue italics. Scan ahead to check for RSVP & other deadlines. All events are open to the public. Email event notices here.

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February 2023

Now til May — MT Legislature in session.  .Session info here.   Thursdays MEIC offers weekly briefings. 4:30-5:30 pm. Zoom Link here.

Now til Feb 9 — MEIC’s Legislative Road Show continues. MEIC is visiting communities around the state, sharing info on environmental legislation.

Now to Feb 11 — Register for the Running Up for Air endurance event in Missoula. Benefits Climate Smart Missoula.  Info here.

Now to Feb 13 — Comment on Libby Asbestos Settlement. Info here. 

Now thru March– Centering Indigenous Knowledge Webinar Series  is every Wednesday at noon through March. Free!

Feb 5 (Sun) — Composting demonstration by Soil Cycle.  4-5pm at Imagine Nation Brewing, 1151 W. Broadway, Missoula. Free

Feb 6 & 7 — The Mountain RainOnSnow Project — a citizen science project — Meghan Collins of the Desert Research Institute will share this on Feb 6 at 6 pm at Missoula Public Library (info here) and on Feb 7 at 4 pm in UM’s Forestry building room 106.

Feb 7 & 9 — MEIC’s Legislative Road Show continues. MEIC visits communities around MT, sharing info on environmental legislation. 6-7 pm . info here: Feb 7 — Butte; …  Feb 9 — Kalispell.

Feb 8 — Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority meeting. 10:30-12:30. Public Welcome.  Agenda & Teams link here. 

Feb 8-9 — Soil Health Symposium, Billings. Hosted by MT Asso. of Conservation Districts & Natural Resources Conservation Service. Agenda  …..Registration

Feb 9 (Thurs) — Connecting People & Place in MT films featuring the Blackfoot & Big Hole Rivers. 5:30-7:30 pm at the Roxy Theater in Missoula. Info.

Feb 9 — Blue Camas Restoration in western MT. 7pm in  UM’s Gallagher Business building, room L09. MT Native Plant Society welcomes all.

Feb 9 –—Changing Freshwater Availability on the Earth, UM President’s lecture series, 7:30pm, UM’s University Center Theater & Zoom

Feb 11 (Sat) — Running Up for Air endurance event in Missoula. Benefits Climate Smart Missoula.  Info here.

Feb 11 — Bird Walk in Missoula’s Tower Street open space on the Clark Fork River. 9-11 am. Meet Five Valleys Audubon at the north end of Tower Street.

Feb 13 (Mon) — Renewable Rendezvous– a virtual gathering of those ready to make a clean energy difference. 4-5:30 pm. Info/RSVP here.   Hosted by MT Renewable Energy Association.

Feb 14 (Tues) — The Dance of Landscape Design — balancing needs of plants, pollinators & other species in a landscape. 7pm. North Valley Senior Center, 205 Nucleus Ave, Columbia Falls. MT Native Plant Society welcomes all.

Feb 14 — Invasive Species — our ecosystem legacy. presentation by Jen Mohler of Gallatin Invasive Species Alliance. 7pm at MSU’s Plant Bioscience bldg (rm 108).

Feb 15 (Wed) — Seed Starting Workshop kicks off  Garden City Harvest’s twice a month workshop series, Missoula, 7-8:30 pm. Info here.

Feb 16 (Thurs) — Virtual workshop on how to submit a proposal for funding a restoration project for the Upper Clark Fork restoration efforts. 6-7:30 pm. Info on this process and on  how to attend the meeting via Microsoft Teams is here.  Scroll down on that page to the Feb 16 public meeting.

Feb 16 — Missoula Restoration Ecology pub talks kick off with Mark Vandermeer, Watershed Consulting, speaking on Riparian Restoration. 6pm at Imagine Nation Brewing, 1151 W. Broadway Street, Missoula.

Feb 17 (Fri)  — Climate & Health Education Day in the Capital Rotunda in Helena.

Feb 18 (Sat) — Climate & Health in the 406– a conference at Carroll College. Co-sponsored by MT Academy of Pediatrics & Carroll College. Free to students & government employees.

Feb 18 — Beginning Bird Walk at Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge in the Bitterroot Valley . 10 am- 1pm. Meet at the visitor center.

Feb 19 — All day field trip to the Mission Valley to look for raptors. Meet at 8am in the NW corner of UM’s Adams Center parking lot to carpool. Five Valleys Audubon.

Feb 21 (Tues) — webinar series on Whitebark Pine management continues. noon. Register here for this & other webinars on Whitebark Pine science & management.

Feb 21-24 — MT chapter of American Fisheries Society annual meeting in Butte. In person!. Theme: Population Growth & its effects on Montana’s Fisheries & Aquatic Resources.  Email abstracts by Jan 20 to  lrosenthal@mt.gov. Register here by  Feb 17 .

Feb 23 (Thurs) — Public Lands Rally (noon to 1pm) and Conservation Lobby Day at the Montana capitol.  For more info on Rally, email Kayje or Jacob of Wild MT Democracy Team. For Lobby Day, email  Matt at MEIC.

Feb 23 — Three Rivers Collaborative meets. 3RC addresses ways to reduce the impact of recreation on the 3 rivers that converge at Missoula. all welcome. 4-5:30 pm at Great Burn Brewing,  2230 McDonald Ave.

Feb 23 — Regenerative Organic Farming talk by Bob Quinn. 6-8pm in UM Gallagher Business, room 106.  Bob Quinn started Montana Flour & Grains, Oil Barn & Big Sandy Organics,  and co- authored  “Grain by Grain” . For more info, contact Abigail at faithandclimateactionmt@gmail.com .

Feb 24 (Fri) —  International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4)  in Hamilton, MT. Doors open 6:30 pm. Benefits Bitter Root Water Forum.

Feb 27  (Mon) — Wetland Climate Resiliency.  free public talk (5-7pm) at UM’s University Center (room 332), part of Watershed Education Network’s monthly speaker series

Feb 27 — Truly Passive Greenhouse Design. 2nd in a series of monthly talks on permaculture by Paul Wheaton of Wheaton Permaculture Labs. 6-7:30 pm at Missoula Public  Library (4th floor Cooper room). Free.

Feb 28-March 3 — Association of Montana Floodplain Managers Conference, Billings. Info/register here.

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March 2023

MT Legislature in session until early May.  .Session info here.   Thursdays MEIC offers weekly briefings. 4:30-5:30 pm. Zoom Link here.

March 1 (Wed) — Indigikitchen: Fostering appreciation of Traditional Native Foods. 7pm via Zoom. MT Native Plant Society. Info, email Beth.

March 1 — Vegetable Gardening workshop — offered by Garden City Harvest in Missoula. 7-8:30 pm. Info here. 

March 2 to April 13 — Advanced Birding Workshop offered by 5 Valleys Audubon. Thursday evenings 7 to 9pm at 3201 Spurgin Road, Missoula. Email Larry. 

March 3 (Fri) — Deadline to comment on draft revision of restoration plans for the Upper Clark Fork River. Info here (scroll down on that page to the March 3 deadline)

March 3 — Montana Conservation Voters annual member celebration. 6-8 pm in Helena’s Holter Museum of Art. Fun, food, friends, music, raffle.

March 4 ! (Sat) — Land to Hand’s FREE THE SEEDS!  Seeds & Starts Fair at Flathead Community College Arts & Technology building, Kalispell. Booths can be reserved until Feb 20.

March 15 (Wed) — Rally to Defend the Montana Constitution & Conservation Lobby Day at the Capitol in Helena. For more info  email  Matt at MEIC.

March 15 — Garden Plotting workshop offered by Garden City Harvest in Missoula. 7-8:30pm.  Info here. 

March 16 –Landscaping for Pollinators — a  Restoration Ecology pub talk.  Marirose Kuhlman, Missoula County & Aimee Kelley, Great Bear Native Plants.   6pm at Imagine Nation Brewing , 1151 W. Broadway, Missoula.

March 22 (Wed) — Overview of Flathead Conservation District’s conservation programs. 7pm. MT Fish, Wildlife, Parks, 490 N. Meridian Rd, Kalispell. MT Native Plant Society welcomes all.

March 24-26 — Wild Wings celebration of spring migration of snow geese, tundra & trumpeter swans, Choteau/Freezeout Lake Wildlife Management Area.

March 25 — Missoula Seed Library Seed Swap. 11am-2pm, Missoula Public Library.  Info  will be linked here.

March 27 (Mon) — Watershed Education Network’s monthly speaker series   continues. 5-7pm at UM’s University Center (room 332).

March 27 — Connecting Industrious Youth with Elderly Landowners. Last in a series of monthly talks on permaculture by Paul Wheaton of Wheaton Permaculture Labs. 6-7:30 pm at Missoula Public  Library (4th floor Cooper room). Free.

March 29 — Improving Pollinator Habitat in your Garden. workshop offered by Garden City Harvest in Missoula, 7-8:30 pm. Info Here. 

March 29-30 –Common Good Missoula hosts a free leadership training 9am – 4pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Missoula. Register here.

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April 2023

April 12 — Managing Weeds & Pests in an Organic Garden. workshop offered by Garden City Harvest in Missoula, 7-8:30 pm. Info Here. 

April 13 (Thurs) —  Revegetating Riparian and Wetland Areas in Western Montana. 7pm inNorth Valley Library, 208 Main Street, Stevensville. All welcome. Speakers are from Geum, a local ecological restoration firm.

April 13 — Overcoming constraints to Ecological Restoration. a  Restoration Ecology pub talk.UM professor Akasha Faist.   6pm at Imagine Nation Brewing – 1151 W. Broadway, Missoula.

April 20-21– Clark Fork River Science Forum in Missoula. Hosted by UM, USGS, Upper Clark Fork Working Group & MT Natural Resource Damage Program. Info here. 

April 21 (Fri) — Clark Fork River cleanup in Missoula’s Reserve Street Bridge area, led by Reserve Street Working Group. To help, email them here.

April 22 (Sat)  — EARTH DAY is 53 years young. 

        Clark Fork River cleanup in Missoula led by Clark Fork Coalition, check back for more info.

…..   Gallatin Valley Earth Day , BozemanFun Run, 9am; Festival, 10am to 3pm at MSU’s Emerson Center.

April 22-27 — International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula. Virtual program offered April 30-May 5.

April 24  (Mon) — Rattlesnake Creek’s living resources. Ladd Knotek of MT FWP.  Watershed Education Network’s monthly speaker series   continues. 5-7pm at UM’s University Center (room 332).

April 26 (Wed)  — MT Watershed Coordination Council annual meeting, Helena. Features 2023 Montana Wetland and Watershed Stewardship Awards & the Montana Wetland Council (MWC). check back for more info.

April 26 —Soil Fertility workshop offered by Garden City Harvest in Missoula, 7-8:30 pm. Info here. 

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May 2023

May 7-11 — American Fisheries Society (Western Division) annual meeting in Idaho. Check back for more info.

May 18 — Beaver Dam Analogs & Floodplain Reconnection. a  Restoration Ecology pub talk.   Pedro Marques, Big Hole Watershed Committee & Amy Sacry, Geum Environmental Consulting.    6pm at Imagine Nation Brewing community room – 1151 W. Broadway Street, Missoula.

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June 2023

June 9-11 — Wings Across the Big Sky — MT Audubon’s annual meeting.  Great Falls.

June 23-25 — MT Native Plant Society annual meeting will be at Bannack State Park, 20 miles west of Dillon. The entire park facility have been reserved. Theme: Goldenrods, Ghosts & Gold.

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July 2023

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August 2023

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September 2023

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October 2023

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November 2023

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December 2023

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