Browse the list below to learn about events, educational items, resources, and additional grant opportunities available in Missoula County and across Montana. For events hosted or sponsored by Missoula Conservation District, visit our Missoula CD Events page.
Please check back frequently as many of these events may be postponed or canceled due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions. We are making our best efforts to keep this site current with the latest updates.
Coming Soon! See sections below for additional details
- There are no currently scheduled events in the coming month, but the links below contain information on many recorded webinars and free educational materials
Training & Education
Educational Materials from the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)
- Free ATTRA Publications – NCAT recently announced that is now making any of its 500+ technical publications available at no cost! Read the ATTRA announcement for more information and to start accessing these free resources.
- COVID-19 Materials for Agriculture Producers – NCAT has put together a whole suite of materials related to COVID-19’s impacts on agriculture and the latest resources as they are made available. Visit the ATTRA COVID Response webpage to access these materials, including recorded webinars on Farming During COVID: Adapting to Crisis.
Youth Education Opportunities
Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp
The 35th Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp is currently scheduled for July 18-23, 2021 at the Lubrecht Experimental Forest in Greenough. More information can be found on the Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp website.
Be AIS Aware – Materials for Middle School Teachers
Seven different teaching lessons are available from the Flathead Lake Biological Station that introduce 6th-8th grade students to aquatic invasive species (AIS) potentially threatening Montana waters. The Be AIS Aware Unit Summary overviews the lessons and unit standards each lesson covers. Two teaching trunks are available from the FLBS by contacting Holly Church at 406-872-4507. All of the printable lesson materials are also available online. For more information visit the FLBS Teaching Materials website.
Workshops & Events
NCAT Soil Health Innovations Conference – Rescheduled
The 1st Annual Soil Health Innovations Conference has been rescheduled to Monday and Tuesday, March 8-9, 2021 and will be held online. For additional information, please visit the NCAT Soil Health Innovations conference link.
2020 Watershed Symposium – Recordings & Materials
This Recordings & Materials link provides access to presentations and materials from “Summit to Stream 2020: Connecting People, Water, and Forests” held virtually October 14th -16th. The 2020 Symposium was co-hosted by the Montana Watershed Coordination Council and the Montana Forest Collaborative Network.
Grants, Conservation Funding, & Agriculture Assistance
Montana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative
The Montana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) is accepting applications for education mini-grants. GLCI Educational Mini-Grants range from $50 – $1,000 to support an educational workshop or event that focuses on the conservation and awareness of grazing lands and natural resources in Montana. Applications are accepted year-round. Visit the GLCI Mini-Grant webpage for application materials and to learn more about this program.
Montana Conservation Menu
Visit the Montana Conservation Menu for an online list of conservation programs and funding opportunities 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 Equipment Rental Program.
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.
In fall 2018, the Missoula Conservation District launched a Pollinator Initiative to help landowners in establishing beneficial pollinator habitat throughout Missoula County. Our program was modeled off the success of the Lake Co. Conservation District’s pollinator initiative. Together with assistance from Lake Co. CD and the Missoula County Weed District, the Missoula Conservation District developed two different types of pollinator seed mixes and provided them at no cost. Please read our Summer-Fall 2018 newsletter to learn more about the project.
In 2020, our planned showing of The Pollinators film had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but efforts will be taken to reschedule it in 2021. We are currently looking into obtaining more pollinator seed mix to provide local landowners as well as strengthening partnerships with other groups focused on increasing pollinator habitats, including other northwest Montana conservation districts, the Missoula County Weed District, and the National Wildlife Federation office here in Missoula.
Please check in with our Program Specialist, Bryan Vogt, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on our Pollinator Initiative program.