The MT Conservation Calendar is maintained in partnership with the University of Montana Environmental Studies program. Updated daily. REFRESH/RELOAD often. Times are Mountain Time. Links to more info are in bold blue italics. Scan ahead to check for RSVPs, deadlines & rescheduling. All events open to the public. NOTE: Click here for other community calendars. 

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June 2024

Now thru Oct — Great Burn Conservation Alliance volunteer stewardship projects . List here. 

Now to July 10 — The Best Advice I ever Got was from a Bear — Bear-themed art exhibit. Visions West Contemporary art gallery, 34 West Main Street, Bozeman. Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5:30 pm

June 14-16 — Indigenous Food Systems & Permaculture Retreat. Sage Oasis Hot Springs, MT. Info/signup here. 

June 17 (Mon) — Public comments due on Butte Habitat Improvement Project

June 17 — Missoula planning & transportation agencies invite citizens to discuss Missoula’s Long Range Transportation Plan. 3-4:30 pm at 410 Ryman St. More info: (406) 552-6669 | IngramG@ci.missoula.mt.us

June 17:  Wildflower Hike with Montana Conservation Voters up Bozeman’s Drinking Horse Trail, 5-8 p.m. RSVP HERE

June 17-26 – How Road Ecology is Shaping the Future of our Planet — Ben Goldfarb book tour in MT   includes Livingston, Big Sky, Corvallis, Bozeman, Missoula, Whitefish.

June 18 (Tues) — Public comments due on Libby Creek Mining Operation plan

June 18 — Aquatic Invasive Species early detection/monitoring training.  Ft Peck.

June 18. Help plant Rocky Mountain Gardens Pollinator Garden with National Wildlife Federation. Missoula Fairgrounds. 4-6pm

June 18 — Presentation on impacts to the Clark Fork River if the berms fail at the Smurfit-Stone superfund site. 6-8pm at Alberton Community Center. Info here. 

June 19. Help plant Rocky Mountain Gardens Pollinator Garden. Missoula Fairgrounds. 10am-noon.   and 5-7 pm.

June 20 (Thur) — Flathead Lakers annual meeting. at The Barn on Finley Point. Details to follow.

June 20 — Climate Smart Open House. 4:30 -6pm at 103 Hickory, Missoula.

June 21 (Fri) — River Weed Rodeo! hosted by Flathead River Alliance.  Wrangle them river weeds from your raft.

June 21-23 — Old Salt Festival, Helmville, MT. Celebrate land stewardship, local food & music.

June 22 (Sat) — Green Home Tours near Stevensville.

June 23 (Sun) – O’Brien Creek hike with Wild Montana. Meet at 1pm at Maclay Flat parking lot (on Blue Mountain Road near Missoula), then carpool to trailhead. More info: Michael <myoung0896@gmail.com>

June 23 — Walk along the Missouri River with Wild Montana & Missouri River Open Lands. 2pm. Then BBQ & FUNdraiser at 4-8 pm, Great Falls. RSVP missouririveropenlands@gmail.com.

June 24-27 — Glacier National Park birding week. For info, email Andrea

June 25 — Tour of upper Clark Fork River restoration projects. 3-7pm. Info/register here.

June 26 (Wed) — Wildlife Connectivity in western MT. Lunch with wildlife experts talking about how to get wildlife safely across highways. noon – 1:30 pm at Missoula Public Library, 4th floor. More info: Missoula Regional Connectivity Group  website and Facebook page

June 28 (Fri) — Public Comment deadline for Libby Asbestos Superfund Site Fuels Reduction

June 28-30 — MT Native Plant Society’s annual meeting– Prairies to Potholes. at Camp Utmost in the Blackfoot Valley. Workshops & Field trips. all welcome.

June 29 (Sat) — Volunteer Day at Kalispell’s  Lone Pine State Park. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. RSVP HERE

June 30 (Sun) — Nature Walk at Kalispell’s Lone Pine State Park. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. RSVP HERE

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July 2024

Now thru Oct — Great Burn Conservation Alliance volunteer stewardship projects . List here. 

July Sundays, 4-4:30pm – Grounding – MTPR program examining
How do we remain grounded amidst growing climate anxiety?

Now to July 10 — The Best Advice I ever Got was from a Bear — Bear-themed art exhibit. Visions West Contemporary art gallery, 34 West Main Street, Bozeman. Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5:30 pm

July 9 (Tues) —  Grand Opening of the Quinn Institute near  Big Sandy. 10:30am-3:30 pm.  Regenerative organic ag research/education/health.

July 10 (Wed) —Held v State of MontanaSupreme Court hearing | 9:30 am in room 303 of the state capitol building in Helena. More info on Supreme Court’s website.  Note there will be watch parties in Billings (at Rock 31 ), and in Missoula at Goodworks, 129 W. Alder (RSVP on Facebook)

July 11 (Thurs) –Flathead Lake Biostation Research Cruise for donors. Info here (scroll down at that site).

July 20 — Poker Paddle FUNdraiser for Flathead Lakers, Polson. 8:30am to 1pm.

July 26-29 — Wild Rockies Field Institute celebrates 30 years ! in Missoula.  Info/RSVP.

July 27 — Composting/Organic Fertilizer Workshop. noon-2pm, Soil Cycle, Msla. Info/Register here.

July 31 (Wed) — Help Watershed Education Network take middle schoolers to sample Rattlesnake Creek in Missoula. Info & sign up here. 

July 31 – MEIC Summer Social in Bozeman, 6:30-8:30 pm at Beal Park Pavilion (415 N Black Ave). Pie and ice cream provided. RSVP to Julie at 406-443-2520 or jwintersteen@meic.org

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August 2024

Aug 2 (Fri) — Flathead Lake Biostation Open House. Info here   (scroll down at that site).

Aug 2-3 — Wild Montana’s Wildlands Festival, Big Sky, MT

Aug 7 (Wed) – Summer Soiree FUNdraiser for Flathead Lakers. Polson, 5:30-9pm.

Aug 10 (Sat) — Flathead Waters Clean Up. 9am to 3pm followed by after party 4-8pm.  More info, contact <lakers@flatheadlakers.org>

Aug 10 — Bitterroot River Clean Up <– hopefully will be updated soon.

Aug 17-18 — Montana Herbal Festival , Exploration Center, Missoula Fairgrounds

Aug 18 (Sun) — Community BBQ/FUNdraiser in Great Falls with Missouri River Open Lands. 4-7 pm. RSVP to missouririveropenlands@gmail.com

Aug 21 (Wed) – MEIC Summer Social  in Helena, 6:30-8:30 pm at Lewis and Clark Fairgrounds. Pie and ice cream provided. RSVP to Julie at 406-443-2520 or jwintersteen@meic.org

Aug 24 (Sat) — Montana Clean Energy Fair, Billings. MT Renewable Energy Association 

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September 2024

Sept 5-7 — Free Press Fest at UM — promoting civic engagement.

Sept 6 (Fri) — Clearwater Clarity: Understanding & Safeguarding Our Water Resources. hosted by Clearwater Resource Council. Time/location TBD. Speakers on water quality standards, aquatic invasive species, problems with septic systems and more.

Sept 6-8 — Household Hazardous Waste Collection days in Missoula- offered by Missoula Water Quality District. Year-round collection facility coming soon. check back for details.

Sept 12 (Thur) — Walking audit for bike-ped safety on Reserve St, Missoula. 4-5 pm. Info here.

Sept 13-15 — Wilderness Watch Celebration of the 60th anniversary o the Wilderness Act. at Wilderness Gateway Campground on the banks of the Lochsa River by the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. speakers, discussion, music, food.  Check back for more info.

Sept 14 (Sat) —Spontaneous Construction — Teams repurpose materials they find at Home Resource into useful/beautiful items. Admire their creativity while enjoying music, local food, & activities for all ages.  Info & team registration here.

Sept 15 (Sun) — Sunday Streets in Missoula, noon-4pm. University District.

Sept 18  (Wed) – MEIC Summer Social in Missoula, 6:30-8:30 pm at Silver Park Shelter. Pie and ice cream provided. RSVP to Julie at 406-443-2520 or jwintersteen@meic.org

Sept 18-21 — Watershed Tour in the Sun River Watershed led by MT Watershed Coordination Council

Sept 27 (Fri) — UM’s Environmental Law Group hosts a continuing legal education event at UM Law School. Followed by Biomes, Blues & Brews fundraiser at Freecycles. check back for details.

Sept 28 (Sat) — Missoula’s annual Climate & Clean Energy Expo.   10am-2pm in Caras Park

Sept 29- Oct 6 — 2nd annual Climate Solutions Week in Missoula

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October 2024

Oct 5 (Sat) — Fall Gathering at Moon-Randolph Homestead, Missoula.

Oct 5 — MT Conservation Voters’ Annual Gala in Livingston (5-8pm). Check back for more info.

Oct 4-6 — Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO) 50th year anniversary & Expo. Billings.

Oct 9-11 — Annual conference of MT Chapter of American Water Resources Association.  Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish. Theme: Climate Change, Wildland Fire, and their impacts on Montana’s water resources. Oral abstracts due July 26; poster abstracts due Aug 9.

Oct 25 — MT Natural History Center’s Fall Banquet/Auction.  5-9 pm in UM’s University Center Ballroom

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November 2024

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December 2024

Dec 10-12 — Montana Organic Association’s Annual Conference. Great Falls Convention Center.

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