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Browse the list below to learn about additional grant opportunities, events, and other educational items, tools, and resources available in Missoula County and the surrounding area. For Missoula Conservation District events and sponsored events, visit our Events page.

 

Workshops & Events

Recap of the Rice Ridge Fire

February 28, 6:30-8:30 pm – Seeley Lake Elementary School, Seeley Lake Clearwater Resource Council will take a retrospective look at the fires of 2017 during this community meeting. Topics will include a regional perspective, fire and evacuation, decision structures, significant fire events, fire and fuel management information, creating a fire-resilient community. Presented by Clearwater Resource Council, in partnership with Seeley Lake Community Foundation, Swan Valley Connections, and USFS. View the flyer here.

Interseeding Legumes into Established Irrigated Pasture Workshop

March 6, 2018, 6-8 pm – North Valley Public Library, Stevensville This MSU Extension workshop will feature MSU forage specialist Emily Glunk and Lake County NRCS Conservationist Ben Montgomery. Hosts will discuss the benefits and methods of interseeding legumes into established perennial pastures to improve soil health, increase forage quality, and cut costs. View the flyer.

Montana Apple Growers Workshop Series

Multiple dates – Bitterroot Valley Visit Montana Apples for information about workshops for apple growers. Workshop topics include information on orchard establishment, pruning, integrated pest management, and growing a food business. The website also has information on how to buy, grow, and sell apples and apple products.

2018 DNRC Natural Resource and Range Youth Competitions and Camps

The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) offers several summer programs for children and youth. Programs and camps include Envirothon, Montana Range Days, Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp, and Montana Youth Range Camp. Learn more about these DNRC events and camps here.

Farmer Field Days

Community Food and Agriculture Coalition’s Farm Link Montana hosts free hands-on workshops and tours for farm hands, farmers, and ranchers on the third Wednesday of each month, May through September. Check out the Farm Link website for more details and opportunities in 2018.

Job Opportunity

Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Inspector

Statewide Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks is looking for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Watercraft Inspectors to check watercrafts and provide AIS education to recreators in multiple locations throughout the state. This is a seasonal position and training is provided. For more details and to apply, visit statecareers.mt.gov, select career opportunities, and type “Fish, Wildlife, & Parks” in the organization field.

Grants, Conservation Funding, & Agriculture Assistance

Water Quality Mini-Grant

Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana (SWCDM) is calling for applications for education and outreach projects that address nonpoint source pollution and water quality issues. Awards can be up to $3,000 and there is approximately $10,250 available this funding cycle. Any conservation district, watershed group, nonprofit, school district, local or county agency, or other entity able to manage federal funding is encouraged to apply.  Applications are due Friday, March 16, 2018. Learn more on SWCDM’s website.

Call for Ground Water Investigation Program Nominations

The Montana Ground Water Steering Committee is currently accepting nominations for Ground-Water Investigation Program (GWIP) projects to be initiated during 2019. GWIP projects are nominated to and prioritized by the Ground Water Steering Committee, and conducted by the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology (MBMG). The Program investigates site-specific water resource issues throughout Montana and is for watershed groups and communities to put forth a proposal for an existing or potential ground water issue. For more information and guidelines, visit MBMG’s GWIP page.

Montana Conservation Menu

Check out this new online menu of conservation programs available across the state. The Montana Conservation Menu was developed for landowners interested in implementing conservation practices on their land and is brought to you by Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana.

Rent Our No-Till Drill and Trailer

Learn more about our new Equipment Rental Program.

Miscellaneous

Free Science Education Posters

Missoula Conservation District has several Montana-based science education posters to give away. Poster topics include rangelands and invasive weeds. Contact us for more information or stop by the office to pick up.

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