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 blue italics. Scan ahead to check for RSVP deadlines. All events are open to the public. Email event notices here.

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May 2022

May is Bike Month – Missoula’s Bike Month Calendar here

Farmers Markets are back! Missoula Farmers Market  is 50 ! Clark Fork Market info here…. see also Guide to MT Farmers Markets here.  (will be updated in July)

May 20 — Endangered Species Day.  Here are some actions you can take

May 20 — Volunteer to work on Bitterroot River restoration projects. informal introductory meeting 2-4 pm at Skalkaho Bend Park. More info, email Bitter Root Water Forum. First workday is May 26.

May 20-22 –Bison Range Restoration Celebration — celebrates return of the bison range to the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribe.  at Bison Range & Salish Kootenai College.  Info here.  and more info here.

May 20 -22 — Master Naturalist Rendezvous in Missoula 

May 20-22 — Free veggie seedlings from Seedlings for Solidarity – Missoula. Friday 10am-1pm; Saturday noon-3pm; Sunday 4-7pm. In UM’s ECOR greenhouse next to ASUM gardens (south of UM’s golf course). Bring cups/pots etc to carry home your seedlings. Available next 2 weekends also.

May 21 (Sat) — Great Day of Planting at Missoula community gardens (10am to noon).  Volunteer info here.  Volunteers will help 9:30 to 12:30 and attend training on May 17.

May 21 — Help restore Gilbert Creek (tributary of Rock Creek east of Missoula) by planting native plants by creek. Meet on east side of East Gate Parking Lot (Missoula) to carpool to site. meet at 11 am for mid day work. Organized by Trout Unlimited. For more info, contact Richard.

May 21 — Wildflower walk on the Round Meadow Trail (near Whitefish). 9:30 am to 1 pm. Email trip leader Pat for more info.  See MT Native Plant Society’s entire summer field trip schedule here.

May 21 — Bike for Shelter — FUNdraiser for Watson Children’s Shelter, Missoula.

May 22 — RIVERFEST, Fort Missoula, noon to 4pm. FUNdraiser for Trout Unlimited WestSlope chapter. Info here. 

May 23 (Mon) — Learn about the Clark Fork Coalition’s volunteer river ambassador program — modeling/teaching safe, responsible river fun.  Noon- 1pm on Zoom. Register.  In-person training will start in mid-June.

May 23 — “We the Peoplecommunity discussions throughout Montana on the 50th Anniversary of the MT Constitution. 5:30-7:30 pm in many communities . Info here. 

May 24 (Tues) –Columbia Mountain wildflower walk (Columbia Falls). 6 pm..See MT Native Plant Society’s entire summer field trip schedule here.

May 24 -26 — Water in the West: Toward Convergent Solutions to Water Security, an interdisciplinary regional workshop in Bozeman, MT. Link works in Google Chrome; not in some browsers.

May 25 (Wed) — Pattee Canyon Native Plant Hike. 6:30 pm. meet at main trailhead (top of Pattee Canyon Road, Missoula).

May 26 (Thurs) — Montana Soil Reach focus groups — virtual meeting.. MT Conservation Districts, MT Watershed Coordination Council working with landowners to develop ways to improve soil health. 11 am- 2 pm.  Info/RSVP here.

May 26 — Volunteer to work on Bitterroot River restoration projects. 12-4 pm at Skalkaho Bend Park. More info, email Bitter Root Water Forum.

May 27-29 — Free veggie seedlings from Seedlings for Solidarity – Missoula. Friday 10am-1pm; Saturday noon-3pm; Sunday 4-7pm. In UM’s ECOR greenhouse next to ASUM gardens (south of UM’s golf course). Bring cups/pots etc to carry home your seedlings. Available next weekend also.

May 28 — The Place to BEE is Clearwater Resource Council’s Pollinator Garden. noon to 4pm. Learn about beekeeping, native plant gardening & attracting pollinators. WHERE: by Lindey’s Prime Steakhouse, 3129 MT -83 at Seeley Lake. All are welcome.

May 31 — Gardening Knowledge Sharing at Bonner Park, Missoula, 6pm. Share your questions & knowledge. Hosted by Seedlings for Solidarity. 

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June 2022

June 1 (Wed) — Upper Columbia Basin Conservation Commission  meeting, postponed to June 15

June 1 — Montana Drought Task Force Meeting. 10 am -noon. More info will be here.

June 2 (Thurs) — Join the Beaver Brigade (Clark Fork Coalition’s Beaver Conflict Resolution project). info session: noon-1pm via zoom. Register here.

June 2 — Safeguarding Our Common Home — International conference webinar. 3:30 MT. Info/Register here

June 3 — Comments due on  Missoula County Pathways & Trails Master Plan More info & how to comment here.

June 3-5 — Free veggie seedlings from Seedlings for Solidarity – Missoula. Friday 10am-1pm; Saturday noon-3pm; Sunday 4-7pm. In UM’s ECOR greenhouse next to ASUM gardens (south of UM’s golf course). Bring cups/pots etc to carry home your seedlings.

June 3-5 — Wings Across the Big Sky Bird Festival, Lewistown area. MT Audubon.

June 4 (Sat) – Montana Native Plant Society native plant sale. 8 am to 1 pm at Missoula’s Clark Fork River Market

June 4 — What’s blooming at the Buffalo Jump (near Bozeman). visit a historic ranch, managed for conservation .RSVP by emailing Jeff.

June 5, 12 & 19 — Forest Bathing at MT State Arboretum at UM, 1-3 pm,

June 6-10 — Master Naturalist course offered by MT Natural History Center, Msla

June 6-10 — Horse & Mule Packing & Wilderness Skills class. Offered by Bob Marshall Wilderness Outfitters & Back Country Horsemen of MTInfo here. 

June 7 (Tues) — Primary elections in Montana .

June 7 — Plastic & Climate Change. 5:30-7 pm. Missoula Public Library (room 410) & on Zoom. More Info & Zoom link here.

June 8 (Wed) — MT statewide TMDL Advisory Group meets. 1:30-3:30 pm via Zoom. Agenda: 2022 water quality monitoring & TMDL development priorities. For more info,email Christina Staten of MT DEQ

June 11 (Sat) –Tour of MT State Arboretum (UM campus). 11 am to noon. Meet at The Root (between Main Hall & UC). focus: Novel Trees. Monthly tours on  7/9, 8/13, 9/10, 10/8.

June 12 (Sun) — Town Bound Birding (or Bike/Walk/Bus Birding). Five Valleys Audubon hosts monthly birding events at places you can bike/walk/bus in Missoula. 8-10 am. Ft Missoula — Meet at SW parking lot where Guardsman Lane & Green Guidon meet. Search along the Bitterroot riverbank for bald eagles, grebes, herons, more

June 14 (Tues) — Farm Tour at B Bar Ranch, Big Timber, MT. Organic grass-fed beef. Free tour.  MT Organic Association. 9:30 am – 3 pm. Map

June 14 — Public info meeting on Missouri River Open Space Preservation. 7pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 1300 Ferguson Dr. Great Falls.

June 15 (Wed) — Organic Field Day at MSU’s Central Ag Research Center, Moccasin, MT. Weed management. Free. Map

June 15 — Upper Columbia Conservation Commissionmeets at Flathead Lake Biostation & via Zoom.  Contact Cassidy Bender for more info.

June 18 (Sat) — Bike-Walk MT FUNdraiser– Ride the Divide (cycle tour)

June 24-26 — Montana Native Plant Society’s long postponed annual meeting  at Timberland Campground, 8 miles north of Libby, in the Kootenai National Forest. Theme: Ferns and Forests — a celebration of Montana’s rain forest. Note: Registration is full, but there is a waiting list.

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July 2022

July 8-10 — Summer stewardship project in the Great Burn WSA — at Clearwater Crossing. next trip is July 22

July 9 (Sat) –Tour of MT State Arboretum (UM campus). 11 am to noon. Meet at The Root (between Main Hall & UC). focus: Children’s tour. Monthly tours on  8/13, 9/10, 10/8.

July 9 — Fixit Clinic — don’t toss it, fix it!.  noon to 3pm at Home Resource (1515 Wyoming, Missoula). Info/Register here. Free. More clinics on 9/10, 11/12. 

July 12-13 — Water Policy Interim Committee of the MT Legislature hybrid meeting (capitol & zoom). public welcome.  Info  & Agenda here.

July 17 (Sun) — Town Bound Birding (or Bike/Walk/Bus Birding). Five Valleys Audubon hosts monthly birding events at places you can bike/walk/bus in Missoula. 7:30-9 am. Clark Fork River Trail — For this evening walk, Meet at Bernice’s Bakery (190 S 3rd St W), and walk along the Milwaukee trail by the river. See nighthawks, mergansers, osprey & more

July 17 — SUP CUP stand-up paddle board competition on the Clark Fork River. Benefits Missoula Food Bank Info here.

July 22-24 — Summer stewardship project in the Great Burn WSA— at North Stateline Lakes  .  next trip is July 29 (photography workshop)

July 23 (Sat) — Mosses of Rattlesnake Creek. 10 am, meet at the trailhead parking at the end of Duncan Drive, Missoula. MT Native Plant Society.

July 24 (Sun) —Farm Tour of Fresh Roots Farm, Polson.  Organic fruits & veggies. Free tour, donations support MT Organic Association.  Map

July 31 — Deadline to submit comments on needed revisions in US Hardrock Mining Regulations. Info here…..    Submit comments here

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August 2022

Aug 4 (Thur) — Summer Gathering on Flathead Lake (fundraiser for Flathead Lakers). local organic food & musicInfo here. 

Aug 5-7 —  Summer stewardship project in the Great Burn WSA at Heart Lake (trail improvement)

Aug 13 (Sat) — Bitterroot River Cleanup. check back for details 

Aug 13  –Tour of MT State Arboretum (UM campus). 11 am to noon. Meet at The Root (between Main Hall & UC). focus: Campus history. Monthly tours on  9/10, 10/8.

Aug 13 — Montana Clean Energy Fair in Butte. 9 am to 3 pm. Workshops, exhibits, kids activities.

August 14 (Sun)Town Bound Birding (or Bike/Walk/Bus Birding). Five Valleys Audubon hosts monthly birding events at places you can bike/walk/bus in Missoula. 8-10 am. Maclay Flat Nature Trail — Meet in parking lot at Forest Rd 19155. Search for nuthatches, brown creepers, northern shovelers and more.

Aug 21-25 —American Fisheries Society annual meeting in Spokane. 

Aug 22-26 — Master Naturalist course offered by MT Natural History Center, Msla. at the link — may have to scroll down to August.

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September 2022

Sept 9-12 —  Summer stewardship project in the Great Burn WSA at Schley Mountain

Sept 10 (Sat) Town Bound Birding (or Bike/Walk/Bus Birding). Five Valleys Audubon hosts monthly birding events at places you can bike/walk/bus in Missoula. 8-10 am. Council Grove – meet in parking lot (11249 Mullan Rd). Search for cedar waxwings, western wood-pewees, ruby-crowned kinglets & more.

Sept 10 –Tour of MT State Arboretum (UM campus). 11 am to noon. Meet at The Root (between Main Hall & UC). focus: Native trees. Next tour on  10/8.

Sept 10 — Fixit Clinic — don’t toss it, fix it!. noon to 3pm at Home Resource (1515 Wyoming, Missoula). Info/Register here. Free. Another clinic on 11/12.

Sept 14-15 — Watershed Tours of the Rocky Mountain Front. led by MT Watershed Coordination Council & others.

Sept 16-18 — Montana Environmental Education Association annual conference. Missoula.

Sept 20 -21– Water Policy Interim Committee of the MT Legislature hybrid meeting (capitol & zoom). public welcome.  Info & Agenda here.

Sept 30-Oct 2 — AERO’s Expo 2022 at Arrow Peak Lodge by Great Falls. Theme: Resiliency & Biological Agriculture

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October 2022

Sept 30-Oct 2 — AERO’s Expo 2022 at Arrow Peak Lodge by Great Falls. Theme: Resiliency & Biological Agriculture

Oct 8 (Sat) –Tour of MT State Arboretum (UM campus). 11 am to noon. Meet at The Root (between Main Hall & UC). focus: Champion trees.

Oct 12 -14 — Annual meeting of MT Chapter of the American Water Resources Association in Butte. check back for details.

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November 2022

Nov 12 (Sat) — Fixit Clinic — don’t toss it, fix it!.  noon to 3pm at Home Resource (1515 Wyoming, Missoula). Info/Register here. Free.

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December 2022

December 2 (Fri) — Montana Organic Association annual conference. Check back for more info.

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