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.
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 — 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 Park. Info/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 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 — 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 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 attend, email 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 email@example.com.
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 19-21 — American Water Resources Association’s annual conference online. All welcome.
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 13 — Run for the River AND Aug 14 — Bitterroot River Cleanup. more info soon.
Aug 15-19 — Pacific Northwest Economic Summit, Big Sky MT
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..
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 25 (Sat) — Clean Energy Expo in Missoula’s Caras Park. Info 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