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.

NOTE — Events may be canceled, postponed or offered online. Check links and contact info below for latest news. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES !!


Aug 4 (Tues) — Comments due on Grizzly Bear Advisory Council’s draft recommendations on grizzly management. Submit comments  here. (


Aug 5 (Wed) — Missoula City Council Land Use & Planning Committee  info meeting on proposed development on Grant Creek near I-90. Aug 5, time TBD, remote.   Info here.


Aug 6 (Thurs) –– Understanding the MT Public Service Commission. online presentation. Free registration12:30-1pm. offered by MREA. 

Aug 6 — Webinar explaining how farmers & ranchers can receive payments for ecosystem services. Free but must register here. Offered by National Center for Appropriate Technology. 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Mountain time


Aug 8 (Sat)  Bitterroot River Cleanup — info here  (also 5K run — choose your own time from Aug 7-9). )


Aug 8 — AERO Cottage Food Town Hall  Info & registration. 2-3:30 pm.

Aug 10 (Mon) — Missoula City Council  public hearing on proposed development on Grant Creek near I-90. Aug 10 (Mon), 6pm, remote.  Info here.

Aug 11 – Missoula Water Quality Advisory Council meets 7-9 pm online using this Teams link


Aug 12 & 13 — NCAT’s online webinars Energy Efficiency Technologies & building codes– Residential (8/12)   and    Commercial (8/13) 10am to 3pm. Free. 


Aug 12 — Online Screening of  American Lung Association’s Documentary Unbreathable, commemorating the 50 year anniversary of the Clean Air Act, followed by a  Montana PanelInfo on how to connect will be here.


Aug 13 — Renewable Energy & Transportation. free online presentation offered by MREA.  12:30-1pm. 


Aug 13 — Virtual Hike in Middle Fork Judith Wilderness Study area. Offered by MT Wilderness Association. 6-7pm. Info & Registration here


Aug 13 –Flathead Lakers Annual Meeting online, 7pm. Info here. 


Aug 14.  Comments due on  Blackfoot River Westslope Cutthroat Trout Conservation Project’s  Draft Environmental Assessment which is online here


Aug 15 (Sat) Run for Clean Water at Flathead Lake. 5K run. Info & registration here.

Aug 19 (Wed) —
Farmer Field Day  — online tour of a Stevensville farm with a focus on how to extend the growing season. 5pm. Info & register here. 


Aug 20 (Thurs) — Help Flathead Lake — help map Polson’s stormwater system. Morning & afternoon shifts available. Info & registration here. You will be assigned to a small group & a specific time & area to map after registering. Bring a mask. 


Aug 20 — Renewable Energy & MT National Parks  . free online presentation offered by MREA.  12:30-1pm. 


Aug 20 — Backcountry Cooking Workshop online. Offered by MT Wilderness Association. Info & Registration here5:30-6:30 pm. 


Aug 21  (Fri) —Monthly webinars on Ecosystem Restoration  … Register for series here.  … Past webinars viewable here.



Aug 23 — On Farm Floral Design Workshop–Info & register herenear Alberton. 


Aug 24-28 — Water quality monitoring with Gallatin River Task Force . Info here (scroll down to the August water quality monitoring info). 

Aug 27 (Thurs) Upper Galatin River Cleanup, 2-5pm. Info here. 


Aug 27 — Renewable Energy & Agriculture  . free online presentation offered by MREA.  12:30-1pm. 


Aug 30- Sept 3-– American Fisheries Society annual meeting will be online 

Sept 1 to Nov 17 — Online Master Naturalist Courseoffered by MT Natural History Center. More info and Registration here. 

Sept 3 (Thurs) — What’s next for Renewable Energy in MT?  . free online presentation offered by MREA.  12:30-1pm. 

Sept 12 (Sat) Home Resource’s Spontaneous Construction — turn waste into art. Info & registration here. in Missoula.

Sept 14-17 — Floodplain Resource Seminar hosted by Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation. Online. Check back for details

Sept 14-18   —  Montana Health & Climate Week  has been postponed to spring 2021. For more info, contact Peter McDonough of UM Climate Studies

Sept 14-17 — National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference (online)

Sept 14-18 — Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species — annual meeting online. Info here. 

Sept 17– Online Montana Passenger Rail Summit — how to return passenger rail service to Montana’s southern communities.Info on the Summit here.

Sept 20 — On Farm Floral Design Workshop–Info & register herenear Alberton.

Sept 23–Flathead Basin Commission meets in Polson (hopefully)For agenda & to join the meetingemail Cassidy

Sept 23-25 — Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent, Lethbridge, Alberta. More info

Sept 25-26 — Montana Faith, Science and Climate Action Conference, will be ONLINE. the FSCA website will have info as plans are finalized. 

Sept 25-27 — Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence, Clark Fork, ID

Sept 26-27 — Raptor Photography Workshop offered by MT Audubonin the Big Belts.

Sept 27 — Deadline to comment on MT Dept of Environmental Quality’s 2020 Draft Water Quality Integrated Report & 3 new assessment methods. Documents & how to comment online are here. 

Oct 1 —Missoula’s Urban Forests — Living Museum.  MT Natural History Center.  7pm.  

Missoula Conservation Voters annual celebration, Livingston, 5-8 pm.

Oct 6-8 — North American Invasive Species Management Association annual conference. will be virtual .

Oct 7-9 — Scientific Impacts to a Historic Landscape, AWRA Conference will be replaced with a series of mini-conference sessions online. Check back for updates.

Oct 14-16 — Montana Watershed Symposium,  Theme: Summit to Stream: Connecting People, Water, and Forests. To protect public health, the symposium will be replaced with a series of online events. Information will be here. 

Oct 16-17–Reimagining School Lunch–Hosted by Cultivating Connections MT

Oct 20-22.  Innovative Solutions for Evolving Restoration Science — hosted by MT Natural Resource Damage Program working to restore the upper Clark Fork River. Fairmont Hot Springs. NOTE: POSTPONED TO MAY 18-20, 2021 

Oct 20-22 — Global Conference on Sustainability  ONLINE  Theme: Mobilizing for a Just Transition 

Oct 30-Nov 1 –AERO’s 2020 Expo.  Will be online. Info will be here. 

November 3 (Tuesday)  US Election Day — VOTE!

Vote as if the Earth & Human Society depend on it — They do.

Nov 9-10 — Soil Health Innovations Conference, MSU-Bozeman. More info, contact Vince Van Meter

Plant Conservation Conference –hope to schedule to Nov.   Rescheduling info will be here. 

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Feb 9 & 10 — Montana Soil Health Symposium — Billings 

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