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. Links are in bold italics.

Saturdays — Farmers Markets!  Clark Fork River Market …. Missoula Farmers Market (Saturdays & Tuesdays)

Friday morning Bird Walks with Sacajawea Audubon at Indreland Audubon Wetlands near Bozeman. 8 – 10 am. Info here.

Now through June — Spring Shift & Transit Scavenger Hunt in Missoula. Learn more about sustainable transportation while winning prizes. Info here

June 7-July 18 — Online Course: War and the Environment. Info/register here.

June 10-12  – Farm Fresh Weekend, Missoula — enjoy the food; support the farmers. Info/registration here. 

June 10, 17 & 18 –MT Families Climate Summit. Two lunch-hour virtual workshops (June 10 and June 17) precede an in-person community power building gathering on Friday, June 18, from 12- 4 p.m. in Helena. Lunch and childcare provided. Info/register here. Followed on 6/18 by MEIC social hour (4-5pm) at Montana Wild (register here). 

June 12 (Sat) — Help remove old fences on Lavalle Creek to protect wildlife. Near Missoula. 7:30 am- 4 pm. Lunch provided by Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. Info & RSVP here.

June 12 — Help clean up litter left in the parking lot on Missoula’s Grant Creek Road near I-90. 10 am.  For more info, contact kevin@bigskycommerce.com

June 12  — Biochar Production Workshop offered by MUD. 10 am – 4 pm. Location is 20 minute drive from Missoula on Gold Creek of the Blackfoot River. Info & sign up here. 

June 12 — Native Plant Symposium at MT Audubon Center  Building in Billings. 10 am to noon. Info & Register here.  Suggested donation: $5

June 13 (Sunday) — Stream monitoring training (free) offered by Watershed Education Network in Missoula’s Greenough Park, noon to 3p m. Info and sign up here. 

June 14 (Mon) — Whitefish Trail Wildflower walk. 6 pm. To attend this wildflower hike, email MT Native Plant Society trip leader Christiane.

June 15 (Tues) — Mosey with a Naturalist at Council Grove State park. 5 – 7 pm. Info/register here. 

June 15 or 17 — Five Valleys Audubon will survey birds in the Flint Creek Valley with help of citizen scientists. To help, email Jim Brown with your preferred date.

June 16 — Harnessing the Sun & Organic Matter to control weeds (free webinar). 11 am MT.  Info & Register here. 

June 16 — Volunteer training with Watershed Education Network in Missoula. 5-6pm: training in teaching youth about watersheds; 6-7pm: training in conducting recreation surveys. More info & sign up here

June 17 (Thurs) — Mosey with a Naturalist at Council Grove State park. 10 am – noon.  Info/register here. 

June 17 — NEW Farmers Market opens at Orchard Homes in Missoula. Thursdays from 4:30 -7pm at 2537 S 3rd W. More info, email the market here.

June 17 — Free online viewing of Other Side of the Hill (trailer) followed by discussion. Focuses on the challenges of a rural transition to renewable energy. Register here. 

June 17  – End of public comment period on Missoula Long Range Transportation Plan.  Info here.   

June 17 — Open House for planning a community center in Missoula’s McCormick Park. 4:30 – 7:30 pm.in-person open house in McCormick Park. Info/register here. 

June 18 – July 1 — Online Open House for planning a community center in Missoula’s McCormick ParkInfo/register here. 

June 18 (Fri) — Weed Rodeo on the middle fork Flathead River —  Pull some weeds, enjoy some BBQ. For more info & to sign up, contact Lexi at Wild River: 406-387-2818

June 18 —Ecosystem Restoration webinar series3rd Fridays, 10 – 11 am. Topics hereSign up herePast webinars archived here.   

June 19 (Sat) North Fork Dupuyer Creek (Choteau) wildflower walk. 8:15 am. To attend this wildflower hike, call MT Native Plant Society trip leader Dave at 406-466-2161.

June 19 — Pryor Mountains rare plant search. 9 am. To attend this hike, call MT Native Plant Society trip leader Jennifer at 406-860-0223.

June 19 — Spring Wildflower walk with Clearwater Resource Council. 9 am – 4 pm. Info/signup here.

June 19  — Home Resource Fixit Clinic — Get help fixing tools, making clothes, etc. Info & registration here.  For more info, email Cassidy. In

June 19 — Fire Ecology & Mountain Meadows of Paradise Valley. 9:30 am. To attend this wildflower hike, email MT Native Plant Society trip leader Megan.

June 20 (Sun) — Highland Mountains supalpine meadow wildflower hike. To attend  this wildflower hike, email MT Native Plant Society trip leader Karen. 

June 21 (Mon) — Plant ID hike at Spring Meadow Lake State Park (Helena). 10 am. To attend this wildflower hike, email Kelsey Chapter of the MT Native Plant Society.   

June 21 — Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited annual meeting. 5:30 pm at Stave  & Hoop, downtown Missoula. 

June 21 -27 — National Pollinator Week – Help with the bumble bee count by visiting www.bumblebeewatch.org   More activities at  www.pollinator.org

June 22 – Aug 31 — Volunteer at Glacier National Park Plant Nursery, 9 am – 3 pm. Planting, weeding, helping with research. To help, contact Glacier Native Plant Nursery 406-888-7835.

June 23  (Wed) — Managing Growth in the New West — Tools for protecting ag lands & open space. Free webinar.  Features Jim Stone (Blackfoot watershed rancher) & Randy Carpenter of Future West. Info/register here.   

June 25 (Fri) — Birding by Ear  learn to recognize bird calls in a walk along the Clark Fork River. 7:30 – 10:30 am. MT Natural History Center. More info & register here. 

June 26 (Sat) — Hike Alpine Meadows of the Beartooth Mountains (Red Lodge). 9 am. To attend this hike, contact MT Native Plant Society trip leader Jennifer 406-860-0223.

June 27 (Sun) — Swan River Wildlife Refuge (Swan Lake). Joint field trip of Flathead Audubon & Flathead Chapter of MT Native Plant Society. To attendemail trip leader Cory.

June 27 — Resiliency of Native Grassland & Forests in Kelly Canyon (Bozeman). Tour this restoration project by emailing Anna.

June 29 (Tues) — 3 Rivers Collaborative meets to assess how recreation management on the rivers near Missoula is working this summer. All welcome. 4 – 5:30 pm in Missoula’s Silver Park pavilion. For more info, email  threeriverscollaborative@gmail.com.

June 30 (Wed) –Beyond Recycling  — Making  Zero Waste Work Part of a monthly webinar series. at Noon on Zoom. Info/Register forZero Waste Innovator..; 

Saturdays — Farmers Markets!  Clark Fork River Market …. Missoula Farmers Market (Saturdays & Tuesdays)

July 6 (Tues) — Help with the butterfly count on MPG Ranch in the Bitterroot Valley. Check back for info. 

July 6 –Evening Walk in Durant Canyon (Butte). To attend this wildflower hike, email trip leader Rich Prodgers.

July 8 (Thurs) — Family Forest Walk (Kalispell). 5:30 pm. To attend this wildflower  hike, email MT Native Plant Society trip leader Linda .

July 9 (Fri) –Medicinal Plants of Hyalite Canyon (Bozeman). To attend this wildflower hike, email trip leader Robyn.

July 10 (Sat) Subalpine & Alpine Meadows of the Beartooth Mountains (Red Lodge). 9 am. To attend this wildflower hike, call trip leader Jennifer at 406-860-0223.

July 10-17 —Sierra Club outing to Bob Marshall.  Info here.

July 13 (Wed) — Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority meets second Wednesday of each month, 11:30 am to 1 pm, via Microsoft Teams. Upcoming meeting links at bigskyrail.org/events.   Agendas/minutes at bigskyrail.org/meeting-documents

July 15 — Tour of Bad Rock Canyon — latest public land acquisition in Flathead Valley. Tours at 4 &  6:30 pm. For info & to sign up, contact  constanza@flatheadlakers.org  Another tour on July 22.

July 16 — Ecosystem Restoration webinar series— 3rd Fridays, 10 – 11 am. Topics hereSign up herePast webinars archived here.   UM professor Cara Nelson is a featured speaker.

July 17 — Home Resource Fixit Clinic — get help fixing tools, making clothes, etc.  Info & registration here. For more info, email Cassidy.   

July 18 — Windermere SUP Cupa stand-up paddle board competition on the Clark Fork River at Missoula. Benefits Missoula Food Bank & Watershed Education Network. Info here.

July 19-21 — American Water Resources Association’s annual conference online. All welcome.

July 22 — Tour of Bad Rock Canyon — latest public land acquisition in Flathead Valley. 3 pm. For info & to sign up, contact  constanza@flatheadlakers.org

July 24-30 —Sierra Club outing to Beartooth Glaciers.  Info here.

July 31-Aug 7 —Sierra Club outing to Glacier National Park.  Info here..

Aug 3 & 5 — Tour the Bird Friendly Garden at Story Mill Community Park (Bozeman). 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Can also tour nearby food forest and Story Mill Nature Preserve. For info & to register, email Beth. 

Aug 7 (Sat) — Wildflowers of the MT-ID border (Hoodoo Pass). 8:30 am – 5 pm. Carpool from Missoula. Info & sign up, email MT Native Plant Society trip leader Peter Lesica. 

Aug 11-12 — Montana Farm to School Summit, in Helena. Info here.

Aug 13  — Run for the River AND Aug 14 — Bitterroot River Cleanup. more info soon.

Aug 14 (Sat) — Montana Clean Energy Fair in Butte. 9am to 3:30 pm. Info here.

Aug 15-19 — Pacific Northwest Economic Summit, Big Sky MT

Aug 15-21 —Sierra Club outing to Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness.  Info here.

Aug 15 to Sept 30 — Bike to Barns adventure — Bike to the many small farms around Missoula for fun & food. Info here.

Aug 20  — Ecosystem Restoration webinar series— 3rd Fridays, 10 – 11 am. Topics hereSign up herePast webinars archived here.   Features UM professor Cara Nelson speaking on the UN’s Decade Plan.

Aug 21 — Home Resource Fixit Clinic — get help fixing tools, making clothes, etc.  Info & registration here. For more info, email Cassidy.

Aug 23-27 — World Water Week will be online.

Aug 25 — Flathead Basin Commission meets online.

Aug 29- Sept 4 —Sierra Club outing to Glacier National Park.  Info here..

Now to Sept 30 — Bike to Barns adventure — bike to the many small farms around Missoula for fun & food. Info here.

Sept 11 (Sat) — Field Identification of Sagebrush species. (South of Dillon). To attend this native plant hike,email MT Native Plant Society trip leader Rich Prodgers.  

Sept 15-17 — MT Watershed Coordination Council’s Watershed Tour along the Rocky Mountain Front. Info here.

Sept 18 —Spontaneous Construction — Missoula’s festival of creative reuse. Info here.

Sept 25 (Sat) — Clean Energy Expo in Missoula’s Caras ParkInfo here.

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 27-30 — Transboundary Cooperation conference hosted by North American Invasive Species Management Association & Montana Invasive Species Council.  Missoula, MT. Info here. 

Sept 29 (Wed) — Beyond Recycling — Making  Zero Waste Work — part of a monthly webinar series. at Noon on Zoom. Info/Register for:  Zero Waste Community Action..

Oct 6-8 — Montana Chapter of American Water Resources Association annual meeting. Info here.

Oct 27 (Wed) — Beyond Recycling — Making  Zero Waste Work — Part of a monthly webinar series. At noon on Zoom. Info/Register for:  Where do we go from here?.

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