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 to more info 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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November 2022

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

November — World Population reached 8 billion.  

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December 2022

Dec 3 (Sat) — Community Free Sale don’t dump it, gift it ! Donate what you don’t need; take what you do need. 9am to 3pm at Home ReSource Community Room, 1515 Wyoming St, Missoula.  Sign up here  if you want to donate items.

Dec 3 — Holiday Tree Harvest at Marshall Mountain Park, near Missoula. Noon to 3 pm. Info here. 

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

Dec 4 (Sun) — All day Birding Field Trip to Mission Valley. Meet at 8am in NW corner of UM’s Adams Center parking lot. Led by 5 Valleys Audubon.

Dec 4 — Intergenerational Advocacy for  a Livable Climate webinar series. Final installment of this 5 session Zoom series that aims to help all earth citizens develop climate advocacy skills. 6:30 to 8pm.   More info here

Dec 6-7 — Organic Academy Roadshow –Beginning Organic Farmer Training (free) offered by National Center For Appropriate Technology, in Billings. Explore regenerative, certified organic production in grains, oilseeds & pulses.Scholarships to help with cost of attending. Register here.  For info, email jeffs@ncat.org  Register by Nov 21.

Dec 7 (Wed) — Incentives & Rebates for your home energy projects in the Inflation Reduction Act . Noon via zoom. Info/register here.

Dec 7 — Coldwater fishes in an uncertain future. a talk by Robert Al-Chokhachy, USGS research biologist. NOON at MSU’s Bykker Auditorium in Chem/Biochem building or via WebEx.  Part of MT Institute of Ecosystem’s webinar series

Dec 7 — Upper Clark Fork River Advisory Council Meeting on annual project & financial updates. 1-3:30 pm, Deer Lodge.  Open to the public on Microsoft Teams.

Dec 7  — UM Climate Response Club — last meeting of the semester. Share holiday treats while continuing work on  Zero Waste campaign. 6:30 pm in UM’s University Center 126. All welcome.

Dec 7 — The Secret Lives of Montana Plants. a talk by naturalist Shane Sater, hosted by MT Native Plant Society. 7pm on Zoom. Register here for link.

Dec 8 — Planning Meeting for Climate Advocacy Day (which will be Jan 20 in Helena at Capitol). 1pm via zoom. To get zoom link, email Lyndsey

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

Dec 10 (Sat)  — Bird Walk on Missoula’s  Milwaukee Trail by the river, led by 5 Valleys Audubon. 9-11 am. Meet at Bernice’s Bakery, 190 S 3rd W. More info.

Dec 10 — Second Saturdays, MT Audubon Center (Billings) offers Bird Walks (8:30-10 am) and Family Programs (10:30 am to noon). More info, email Larry 

Dec 10– MT Audubon Center  (Billings) Holiday Market. 10am-2pm. Nature inspired gifts.

Dec 12 (Mon) — Bird Medicine — a talk by nature photographer Uschi Carpenter. Hosted by 5 Valleys Audubon. 7 to 9 pm in UM’s Interdisciplinary Science rm 110. More info.

Dec 13 (Tues) — Our Missoula Civic Academy – the start of a process to include all voices in efforts to address affordable housing & climate action. 6-8 pm in Missoula County Fairgrounds Commercial Building. All welcome. Info/register here. 

December 13 & 15 — Solar Electricity for Homes/Business class at The Life Long Learning Center, Missoula, 6-8pm  – Learn more and register

Dec 14  (Wed) — Conservation Conversations  , featuring Brita Olson (Lower Clark Fork Watershed Group) on Restoring Native Riparian Vegetation despite Reed Canarygrass. Noon via zoom. Info here.

Dec 14  — NOTE NEW DATE & SITE:  MT Sierra Club Climate Equity Book Club meets to discuss Emergent Strategies: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds (pg 5-173). 6-7 pm at Home Resource (1515 Wyoming St. ) . RSVP here . For more info, email Lyndsey 

Dec 14  — Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority meets. 11 am to 12:30 pm via Microsoft Teams.  (meeting links here) All welcome.

Dec 15 (Thurs) — Montana Drought Task Force  Meets online  1-3:30 pm.

Dec 17 (Sat) — Missoula Christmas Bird Count led by 5 Valleys Audubon. For more info & to volunteer, email Larry Weeks. 

Dec 17 —  Revival Comedy Benefit for Families for a Livable Climate. Enjoy a night of laughter while supporting climate outreach efforts. WHERE:  ZACC, 216 W. Main, Missoula.  Doors open at 7pm, show at 7:30. $10 tickets at the door. More info here.

Dec 19 (Mon) — MT Environmental Information Center Holiday Party.  6-8 pm at Myrna Loy Theater, Helena. More info, email Peyton

Dec 20 — Conservation of High-Elevation Pines — part of a monthly webinar series. noon-1pm. Register here for the whole series. View past webinars here.

Dec 21 — Winter Solstice/northern hemisphere –– many cultures celebrate this time as daylight begins to lengthen — with gratitude to the sun and earth for their gifts.  Just a few examples:  here    and  here   and  here.

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January 2023

Jan 2-6 — Certified Garden Master Course at Wheaton Labs (west of Missoula) with instructor Helen Atthowe. Cost $1150, but some scholarships available. Includes 3 simple meals a day.  Free outdoor camping, but for indoor rental,  visit permies.com/wiki/rentals.

Jan 6 (Fri) — Nature’s Best Hope — a talk by author/entomologist Doug Tallamy. 7-8:30 pm via Zoom and in-person at MSU’s Emerson Center Crawford Theater. Info here.

Jan 7 (Sat) — Rocket Mass Heater Tour at Wheaton Labs, west of Missoula. Learn about wood powered, clean burning, high efficiency heaters. Info here. 

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.

Jan 20 (Fri) — Climate Advocacy Day at the MT Legislature in Helena. Check back for more info.

Jan 23 — Earth Friendly Heat from Rocket Mass Heaters. 1st in a series of monthly talks on permaculture by Paul Wheaton of Wheaton Permaculture Labs. 6-7:30 pm at Missoula Public  Library. Free.

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February 2023

Feb 1 — Deadline to submit films to the International Wildlife Film Festival (set for April 22-27 in Missoula).

Feb 17 — Climate & Health Education Day in the Capital Rotunda in Helena.

Feb 18 — Climate & Health in the 406– a conference at Carroll College. Co-sponsored by MT Academy of Pediatrics & Carroll College. Free to students & government employees.

Feb 21-24 — MT chapter of American Fisheries Society annual meeting in Butte. In person!. Check back for more info.

Feb 27  — Truly Passive Greenhouse Design. 2nd in a series of monthly talks on permaculture by Paul Wheaton of Wheaton Permaculture Labs. 6-7:30 pm at Missoula Public  Library. Free.

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March 2023

March 27 — Connecting Industrious Youth with Elderly Landowners. Last in a series of monthly talks on permaculture by Paul Wheaton of Wheaton Permaculture Labs. 6-7:30 pm at Missoula Public  Library. Free.

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April 2023

April 22 — Earth Day is 53 years young. 

April 22-27 — International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula. Virtual program offered April 30-May 5.

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May 2023

May 7-11 — American Fisheries Society (Western Division) annual meeting in Idaho. Check back for more info.

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June 2023

June 23-25 — MT Native Plant Society annual meeting will be at Bannack State Park, 20 miles west of Dillon. The entire park facility have been reserved. Theme: Goldenrods, Ghosts & Gold.

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