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 are in bold italics. Scan ahead to check for RSVP deadlines. All events are open to the public. Email event notices here.
Sept 20-24 —UM Native American Heritage Week. Schedule here.
Sept 23 (THurs) —Ethnobotany Garden Tour, 2-2:30 p.m. @ UM’s Payne Center
Sept 23 — Join 3 Rivers Collaborative for a review of river recreation management efforts this past summer and plans for future. 4-5:30 pm at Silver Park Pavilion in Missoula. More info, email ThreeRiversCollaborative
Sept 23 — Communicating Energy & Environmental Justice — free public talk by UM alumna Dr. Catalina De Onis. at 4 pm via zoom (meeting ID 942 6132 7533, passcode 167842) .
Sept 23 — UM Climate Response Club continues biweekly meetings — Thursdays at 5:30 pm in UM Honors College. Dates: 9/23; 10/7; 10/21; 11/5; 11/19; 12/3
Sept 23 & 25 — Common Good Missoula offers community organizing workshop.
Sept 24 (Fri) — MT Environmental Education Association meets to discuss the future of environmental education in Montana. at Lone Pine State Park, Kalispell. 10 am-2 pm. RSVP by Sept 22 here. For more info (or to join via Zoom), email Garrett
Sept 24 — Move it or Lose it: a UM Webinar on Saving Endangered Species with Conservation Translocations in a Changing World. 1-3pm. Zoom link here.
Sept 24 — Opening reception of art exhibit: Avis marvelous: Ornithology in 19th Century Art & Science. 5:30-7:30 pm at UM’s Performing Arts & Radio/TV Center Paxson Gallery. The exhibit will be up Sept 24 to Jan 8, 2022. See also lecture on Sept 28 & panel on Oct 21. More info here.
Sept 24 — Kootenai Forest Fair — forest/wildlife/wildfire managers, local businesses & conservation organizations provide info, outdoor skills demos, kids activities. 3-6pm at Libby’s Riverfront Park. Info & RSVP here.
Sept 24 & 25 — Help Bitterroot Water Forum with stream restoration planting along the Burnt Fork in Stevensville. 10 am to 4pm. For more info & to RSVP, contact email@example.com there will be another work day on Oct 2.
Sept 24-27 — Bear Aware teaching trailer visits UM. in the parking lot at the M Trailhead.
Sept 25 — National Public Lands Day — check back as more events are added.
Help plant native plants along Rattlesnake Creek, 1-4 pm. for more info & to volunteer, email Clancy Jandreau of Missoula Conservation Lands
Help remove old wildlife-harming fence on Mount Jumbo, Missoula. Organized by Tangle Free MT & MT Fish, Wildlife Parks. Meet at 8 am at Mt Jumbo’s Lincoln Hills Trailhead. More info here. RSVP, email TangleFree.
Sept 25 — Mission Mountain Area Pedal to Plate, St. Ignatius – enjoy a 30 mile scenic bike tour that celebrates local farms and local food! Info and registration here
Sept 26 (Sun) — Rattlesnake Creek Watershed Group re-launch party, CANCELED for safety sake.
Sept 27 — Public hearing (online) on the Northwest Power Plan. 5-7pm MT. Info on the plan and registration for this & later hearings in October here.
Sept 27-Oct 29 — Volunteer for Montana Natural History Center’s Fall Field Trips. Various days/locations around the Missoula, Mission and Bitterroot Valleys. 9am-2pm. For more info or to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept 28 — Help Trout Unlimited collect willow cuttings for stream restoration. Meet at Trixie’s in Ovando at 1pm. For more info, contact email@example.com
Sept 28 — Public lecture on art exhibit: Avis marvelous: Ornithology in 19th Century Art & Science. 6-8 pm at UM’s Performing Arts & Radio/TV Center Masquer Theater. The exhibit will be up Sept 24 to Jan 8, 2022. See also panel on Oct 21. More info here.
Sept 28-30 — Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture conference, Billings.
Sept 29 — Federal Climate Policy –What works & what’s possible. part of a webinar series offered by MSU. Info here. noon.
Oct 2 — Help Bitterroot Water Forum with stream restoration planting along the Burnt Fork in Stevensville. 10 am to 4pm. For more info & to RSVP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Oct 1-3 — MT Audubon’s Bridger Raptor Festival
Oct 2-3 — Solar Tour in Whitefish. Virtual & in-person. Local examples of energy efficient homes, solar panels, battery backup, heat pumps.
Oct 7 — Public hearing (online) on the Northwest Power Plan. 6-8 pm MT. Info on the plan and registration for this & later hearings (Oct 12 & 14) here.
Oct 9 (Sat) — Nine Mile Community Apple Cider Festival. Bring your apples to make cider (it helps keep bears out of trouble). Also Chili cookoff & apple dessert contest. 11am- 3pm at Nine Mile Community Center (25620 Nine Mile Road, Huson).More info here.
Oct 10 (Sun) — Apple pressing party at MUD, Noon to 4 pm. — bring your clean apples. Great Bear Foundation will also be recruiting volunteers to glean more apples (to keep bears & people safe).
Oct 15 — Grand opening of MT Natural History Center’s geology exhibit Montana’s Ancient Past. 5-7pm. Free registration here, but space is limited.
Oct 16-17 — Celebrate 50 Wild Years with Great Burn Conservation Alliance in the Great Burn. Info & RSVP here.
Oct 21 — Join MEIC for a discussion of the problems with NorthWestern Energy’s gas plant proposal. 5:30-6:30 pm via Zoom. Register here.
Oct 21 — Panel discussion on art exhibit: Avis marvelous: Ornithology in 19th Century Art & Science. 6:30-8 pm at UM’s Performing Arts & Radio/TV Center Masquer Theater. The exhibit will be up Sept 24 to Jan 8, 2022. More info here.
Nov 4: Flowering Rush: Phenology, Genetic Variability and Management virtual conference; US Army Corps of Engineers
Nov 11 — Building Organizational & Community Resiliency in the New West. A half day virtual workshop offered by MT Watershed Coordination Council. Info here.
Nov 12: Invasive Watermilfoil Management, virtual conference, US Army Corps
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