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 & other deadlines. All events are open to the public. Email event notices here.

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September 2022

Many Wilderness Walks with Wild Montana (listed here) 

All September — Help distribute Tree Watering Reminder Door Hangers. Pick them up at Missoula Parks & Rec (100 Hickory). More info, email Marie

Now to Oct 2 — Bike to Barns around Missoula Fun bike tours. Info & registration here.  Offered by Community Food & Ag Coalition. 

Now to Oct 5 MT Conservation District area meetings at various sites around MT.

Now until the snow flies — Help monitor streams near Missoula . Sundays 11am-3pm. Info/signup here.  …. Help describe stream habitat  in Missoula Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 am to 4 pm..  Info/signup here.….Hosted by Watershed Education Network.

Now through October  — Great Bear Apple Drive  in Missoula. Keep bears out of trouble (& out of your yard) by collecting apples and bringing them to Western Cider  for cider.  To volunteer or request help with your apples, email Elissa at Great Bear Foundation. 

Sept 28 (Wed) –– Flathead River to Lake Initiative Meeting  9am to noon. Kalispell

Sept 29 (Thurs) —World Contraception Day

Sept 29 — Help plant trees on Missoula’s Bitterroot Spur trail. 9-11 am.  Email Amy

Sept 29 — MEIC provides Update on the Colstrip Plant, PSC, NW Energy’s rate requests. 4pm via  Zoom (<-link) . More info, email Katy 

Sept 29-30 — Principles of Biological Systems workshop — how to produce healthier, better tasting food crops. Offered in connection with the AERO Expo below.

Sept 30 (Fri) — Clean Water Celebration & Jacob’s Island cleanup in Missoula — celebrating the 50th birthday of the Clean Water Act. Info and prizes at Jacob’s Island (by UM) from 2 to 6 pm. Extra prizes for those who help clean up the island.

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

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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 1 (Sat) — Five Valleys Land Trust’s 50th  Community Celebration.  family-friendly community celebration at the Line Ranch on Missoula’s Mount Dean Stone.  Info here.

Oct 1 — Granite Headwaters fall watershed tour, near Phillipsburg, MT 9am -2:30pm. Tour mine & stream restoration efforts and fish screen projects.

Oct 1 — Volunteer with Montana Conservation Corps and Mountain Bike Missoula to help finish up The Wallman Trail in Missoula’s Rattlesnake Valley. For more info & to volunteer, email mcc@mtcorps.org

Oct 1 — Kootenai Forest Fair at Riverfront Park in Libby. 2-5pm.

Oct 1 & 2 — Plant trees with Trees for Missoula. 1-4 pm. On Oct 1, start at Skyview Park then move on to Garland & Wapikia Parks. On Oct 2, start at Sacajawea Park, then move onto Rose & Bonner Parks. Bring work gloves & water bottle. Map of parks. Questions? Email karen.sippy@treesformissoula.org  More planting on Oct 8 & 9.

Oct 2 (Sun) –Rattlesnake Creek Fall Watershed Festival & FUNdraiser. noon to 4pm at Tenspoon Winery, 4175 Rattlesnake Drive, Missoula. $5 suggested donation.  Volunteers needed. Contact info@rattlesnakecreekwatershedgroup.org

Oct 3 (Mon) — Help build beaver dam analog structures to hold water on land. near Malta. Nature Conservancy & World Wildlife Fund

Oct 4 (Tues) —  MT Water, Wastewater, & Solid Waste Action Coordinating Team meets.    10am-noon. Helena

Oct 4 –– Consistent invasive plant regulations across MT jurisdictions. webinar. 10 am.

Oct 5 (Wed) — Flathead Basin Commission meeting. Check back for info or email cassidy.bender@mt.gov.

Oct 5 — Governor’s Drought & Water Supply Advisory Committee & Drought Task Force meets DNRC HQ, MT Room, Helena.  10 am – 12:30 pm

Oct 5 — Rattlesnake Ramble Ride  in Missoula. Explore trails & parks in the Rattlesnake by bike.  Meet at 5:30 pm at Rattlesnake Elementary School parking lot. Ride will end at Rattlesnake Cafe. Map here.

Oct 5 — Maintaining a Native Plant Garden in Fall. Kathy Settevendemie of Blackfoot Native Plant Nursery, 7pm on Zoom. Register here for link. 

Oct 6 (Thurs) –Flathead Basin Commission meeting. 10am-5:30 pm, NW MT History Museum, 124 Second Ave E, Kalispell. includes discussion of Growth & Development in the basin, and a walking field trip to see a rain garden. Register to attend via zoom.  Email Cassidy.Bender@mt.gov to participate.

Oct 6 –Montana Conservation Voters’ annual party. 5-8pm, Livingston Depot Center. Get your tickets and become a sponsor HERE !

Oct 6 — Missoula Mutual Aid Masquerade. FUNdraiser for 6 nonprofits that provide food & housing assistance. 6:30-10 pm at Free Cycles (732 S. 1st W). Fun, friends, food, music, costumes, raffle, auction. More info here. 

Oct 7 (Friday) – Help plant native plants on Missoula’s Pattee Creek. To volunteer, email Mackenzie Tenan, Missoula Stormwater Utility & Conservation District.

Oct 7 –– Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Cultural Waterways Ordinance presentation  — 10:30 to 11:30 am. Join via livestream.

Oct 7 — Peter Seligmann, chairman of Conservation International, speaks at UM’s UC Theater, 1pm. Free.

Oct 7 — Party by the Peace Sign, 5-8 pm , Rankin Peace Center. 519 S Higgins, Missoula

Oct 7 — Public comments due on proposal to expand the Holland Lake Lodge on the Flathead National Forest into an upscale resort. Info & comments accepted here. 

Oct 7-9 — Bridger Raptor Festival — free workshops & raptor migration surveys. Bridger Mountain Ski Resort. Info here.

Oct 8 (Sat) — Bird Walk at Kelly Island Fishing Access, Missoula. 9-11 am, Meet at 4854 Spurgin Rd, Missoula. led by 5 Valleys Audubon.

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

Oct 8 — Moon Randolph Homestead fall gathering. Missoula’s North Hills. 5-8 pm. Family friendly fun, food (Masala), cider (Western Cider), old time music and dancing with the farm animals. Info here

Oct 8 — MT Natural History Center annual banquet and FUNdraiser. 5:30 pm. Wilma Theater in Missoula. Info & tickets here.

Oct 8 & 9 — Plant trees with Trees for Missoula. 1-4 pm. On Oct 8, start at Russell Park West,  then move on to Boyd Park. On Oct 9, start at LaFray Park, then move onto McLeod Park. Bring work gloves & water bottle. Map of parks. Questions? Email karen.sippy@treesformissoula.org

Oct 10 (Mon) — Conservation of the Long-billed Curlew. Five Valleys Audubon Monthly meeting. All welcome. 7-9pm at UM’s Interdisciplinary Science bldg room 110.

Oct 11 (Tues) — Growing native plants from seed. 7pm in UM’s Natural Science building room 207. Presentation by MT Native Plant Society. All welcome.

Oct 11 -14 – Help plant Missoula phlox on Bluebird Preserve, 9am – 3pm.  Meet at Bluebird parking lot on Grant Creek Road just north of I-90. More info, contact Grahm Johnson, Missoula Conservation Lands Coordinator, 406-214-2819,johnsong@ci.missoula.mt.us

Oct 12 — Used Outdoor Gear Sale at UM’s University Center. noon-5pm.

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

Oct 13-15 — Permaculture Water Summit – Free online global summit created to share solutions to our planet’s water crises. Presented by Oregon State University.

Oct 15 (Sat) — Beginning Bird Walk at Lee Metcalf NWR. 10 am to 1pm. Meet at Refuge Visitor Center.

Oct 15 — PEAS Pumpkin Party — UM’s organic farm invites folks to sip cider & carve pumpkins. Noon to 4 pm, 3010 Duncan, Msla. Info here.

Oct 15 — Harvest Party at UM FLAT , 4 to 7 pm. 633 S 5th St E, Missoula.  Friends, Food, Fun. Music, cider-making.  More info here.

Oct 16 (Sun) — Ride for Their Lives — BIKE with MT Student Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate from UM to Missoula area hospitals to advocate for more sustainable practices by hospitals. Meet at UM Grizzly statue at noon. Will take about 2 hours to bike 10 miles. More info/signup, email Chelsea 

Oct 18 (Tues) — The US Clean Water Act is 50 years old today. A new Clean Water Act Owner’s Manual is available here.

Oct 19 — Last day to donate a special treat to the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center‘s online auction fundraiser. Info here.

Oct 19-20 — Annual Meeting on Clark Fork Basin research. is rescheduled to next spring. More info:  Melissa Schaar of USGS

Oct 19-20 — Fall Veggie Sale at Garden City Harvest’s River Road Farm, Missoula.

Oct 21 (Fri) — Home Resource annual FUNdraiser/banquet/auction. Celebrate & support Missoula’s community sustainability center. Fun, food, friends, music. 5:30-10 pm at Missoula Fairgrounds.  More info here. 

Oct 22 (Sat) — Climate Ride Day of Action in Missoula. FUNdraiser. Info & sign up here (will need to scroll down at that site for info).

Oct 22 — Day long Birding field trip to Brown’s Lake with 5 Valleys Audubon. Meet at 9 am in NW corner of UM’s Adams Center parking lot.

Oct 24 (Mon) — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Meeting, Helena. for more info, email cassidy.bender@mt.gov.

Oct 25-26 –Montana Invasive Species Council (MISC) Summit, Helena. for more info, email cassidy.bender@mt.gov.

Oct 26 (Wed) — Help Clark Fork Coalition harvest some willows to use for a stream restoration project. Near Missoula. 1 to 4 pm.  Info here. 

Oct 27 (Thur) — Upper Columbia Conservation Commission (UC3) Meeting, Helena/hybrid. for more info, email Cassidy Bender. cassidy.bender@mt.gov.

Oct 28  (Wed) — Help with Groundwater Monitoring in Missoula’s Greenough Park. 1 to 3:30 pm. No experience required. Bike to  wells. Info/register here. next date 11/1

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November 2022

November is World Vasectomy Month — the safest & most effective way to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Be a hero.

Nov 1 (Tues) — Mullan Build project update hosted by Let’s Improve Missoula’s Reserve Street. 9-10 am via zoom. Info/register here

Nov 1 – 10 — Jeannette Rankin Peace Center’s online auction fundraiser.  Donations accepted until Oct 19 here.  Check back for auction link.

Nov 8 (Tues) — Wildflower Art . 7pm at MT Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St., Missoula.

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

Dec 3 (Sat) — Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame — banquet and awards ceremony. Helena , 3-8:30 pm.

Dec 6-7 — Beginning Farmer Training offered by National Center For Appropriate Technology, Billings.  For info, email jeffs@ncat.org

December 8-9 — Montana Organic Association annual conference, Billings. Info/register.

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January 2023

Jan 12 (Thurs) — Ecologically based invasive weed management. a talk by Bryce Christiaens, Missoula Weed District Manager. 7pm in  UM’s Gallagher Business building, room L09. MT Native Plant Society welcomes all.

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February 2023

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