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The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812-4320
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Conservation Calendar

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April 2014

April 19-26 EARTH WEEK  Missoula !!!!  CLICK HERE For Full Schedule.

   Earth Service Days, Ecopentathalon, Earth Celebration & MUCH MORE

     What's cooking for Earth Week at UM Dining Services? -- have a taste

     Click here for special Earth Day message

April 24: Coal Industry Rhetoric. by UM professor Steve Schwarze. 4-5pm; UM Forestry 301.

--Assist with Spring Bird Migration Study at MPG Ranch. 11am -3pm. More info

--Free film on worker owned coops. WHEN: April 24, 7-9pm; WHERE: Roxy Theater, Msla.

--Missoula Job Service Career Fair -- Register here

April 26 (Sat)  -- Earth Service Day 2 --more events at

--World's Largest Garage Sale at UM. 9am to 1:30pm. Details here.

--Stewardship Day at Teller Wildlife Refuge. help with wildlife habitat enhancement. WHEN: April 26 from 9am to noon. Contact or call 406-961-3507.

--Make fences wildlife friendly at MPG Ranch. 9:30am-4:30pm; More info

--Stream Restoration work on Doran Creek in the Bitterroot. Volunteer:

-- Drug Take Back Day -- help keep old medicines out of our drinking water & kids. Take meds in for proper disposal at Southgate Mall from 10am to 2pm on April 26. Or drop them off 24/7 at the permanent drop box located at the Missoula Police department. All meds accepted except pressurized canisters, sharps, and chemotherapy meds.

--Montanans for Climate Solutions rallies, April 26. Rallies in other towns here.

Missoula rally is 1-2 pm at XXXs at north end of N. Higgins. More info: 

Hamilton rally-- noon --panel discussion at City Hall. Earth Day celebration --1pm at Legion Park (food, garden & green home tours, tabling, music, sign making); 2pm Climate Rally

--Storm Drain Stenciling at UM. April 26, 2-4pm. Meet at Clapp Building. RSVP if you can, but come even if you don't.

--Meet your farmer & sample local food-- at Pattee Creek Market, Buttercup Cafe, The Market on Front in Msla -- April 26 from 10am to 3pm.

--View birds at Warm Springs ponds with 5 Valleys Audubon. meet in NW corner of UM's Adams Center parking lot on Apr 26 at 7am or at the I90 Conoco in Deer Lodge at 8:15 am. Return to Missoula 4pm. More info, call 214-1194

April 27 (Sun)-- Earth Celebration at Caras Park, noon to 5pm.  Details here

-- Urban Farm workshop at 9am, also at Caras Park. How to grow your own.

April 28-May 4 -- Peace Week at UM. More info, contact UM Students for Peace & Justice. Sponsors welcome.

April 30 (Wed)-- Clark Fork River Basin climate & water supply outlook for 2014. Water supply predictions by National Weather Service, US Geological Survey, Natural Resource Conservation Service , MT DNRC, MT Climate Office and BuRec (place your bets on who comes closest). Public welcome.

WHEN: April 30 from 10am to 1:30 pm (lunch provided); WHERE: Holiday Inn, 200 Pattee, Msla. Can also view by webinar -- reserve your space here

--Public Conversation on Clark Fork Basin water planning. Members of the Clark Fork Basin Task Force will be available to answer questions about their recommendations for the MT water plan. WHEN: April 30 from 4 to 6pm; WHERE: Holiday Inn Missoula, 200 S. Pattee.

May 2014

May 1 (Thurs) -- International Workers Day --rally at UM Oval at 2pm. Themes include: abolish student debt, pay a living wage, reform immigration, move to amend (corporations are not people; campaign spending is not free speech).

May 2-3 -- NW Clean & Affordable Energy Conference, Helena.

May 3 (Sat) -- May Day/Hey Day at the Moon Randolph Homestead. Picnic, kids activities, plant sale, demos of building pollinator nests, work projects (native plant garden, permaculture garden). WHEN: May 3 from noon to 5pm; WHERE: Missoula's North Hills,   Map here.

--1000 New Gardens picnic at UM FLAT with silent auction and live music. WHEN: May 3 from 5-8; WHERE: UM FLAT, 633 S 5th St E.

--Field trip to Brown's Lake with 5 Valleys Audubon. Meet in NW corner of UM's Adams Center parking lot at 8am on May 3. Return to Missoula by 5pm. Bring a lunch. More info, call 214-1194.

May 3 & 4 -- MUD's llama poo sale. Get the good stuff for your garden. 10am-2pm @ 1527 Wyoming, Msl

May 3 & 6 -- Volunteers needed for Bike/Pedestrian counts in Missoula. Volunteer training will be late April. To volunteer, register here  More info: (406)552-6672 or

May 4 (Mon)-- UM Sustainable Campus Committee meets. All welcome. WHEN: May 4, noon to 1:30pm; WHERE: UM's UC, Alumni Board room.

May 4-10 -- Unplug & Play Outside. Note the 2014 events

May 6 (Tues)-- Give LOCAL Missoula.  More info here

--Regulating Oversize Loads on MT highways --The MT Legislature's Revenue & Transportation Interim Committee meets for public comment on this issue. WHERE: May 6 at 2:30 pm; WHERE: Helena. Contact Megan Moore or 406-444-4496 with questions.

May 8 (Thurs) -- MUD Tool Library growth spurt celebration -- check out the bigger tool library while enjoying great food & music. WHEN: 6-9pm; WHERE: 1527 Wyoming, Missoula

May 10 (Sat)

--Stream Restoration work on Doran Creek in the Bitterroot. Volunteer:

-- Five Valleys Land Trust annual banquet & fundraiser. at UM's UC Ballroom. Dinner, live & silent auctions, live music. Starts at 5:30pm. To buy tickets CLICK HERE or for more info see  WEBSITE.

May 13-15 -- Project Effectiveness Monitoring, training offered by  Montana Watershed Coordination Council. WHEN: May 13-15; WHERE: Canyon Ferry Learning Center

May 15 (Thurs) -- Critical issues in Montana's Democracy --what's left of the MT Corrupt Practices Act? Also debate on LR 126.  Free Public forum. Hosted by Missoula Move to Amend. WHEN: May 15, 7-9pm; WHERE: Missoula City Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine. 

May 17 (Sat) -- Backyard Chickens workshop. building shelter, getting & caring for chickens. WHEN: 1-4pm; WHERE UM FLAT, 633 5th St. E., Msla.  Click here for info and to register.

May 19-23 -- Large Wildland Fires:  Social, Political and Ecological Effects. Missoula.

May 21 (Wed) -- Montana Flying Squirrel Circus -- Biologist & photographer Alex Badyaev show amazing aerial displays of flying squirrels in the Bob Marshall wilderness. WHEN: May 21 at 7pm; WHERE: MT Natural History Center, 120 Hickory, Msla. suggested donation for the center: $4.

May 22 -- Water Right Permit & Change Application workshop (permits, use change, stream depletion zone petitions, etc). WHEN: May 22, 9:30am to 3:30pm; WHERE: Wingate Hotel Conference room, 5252 Airway Blvd, Missoula. Cost: $20. NOTE: registration deadline is May 15. Email or call 406-994-1910 or 6671.

May 29 (Thurs) --Clark Fork Basin Task Force meets to work on state water plan. NOTE NEW DAY. WHEN: May 29 from 9am to 4pm; WHERE: Missoula Technology & Development Center near Missoula airport.. Open to public.

June  2014

June 1 -- Sunday Streets in Missoula. on Higgins

June 6-8 -- Montana Audubon's annual Bird Festival, Bozeman. See Brochure

June 24-27 Global Water Education Conference, Big Sky. MT

June 27-29 -- Montana Native Plant Society annual meeting. Paradise Valley

June 29 -- Summer Missoula Made Fair

July 2014

July 13-17 -- North American Congress for Conservation Biology meets in Missoula

July 26-27 -- Big Sky Fly Fishing Festival, Gallatin River.

August 2014

Aug 7-8 -- Strategies to Reduce Residential Wood Smoke -- a conference at UM. More info, contact

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September 2014

Sept 10-12 -- Annual conference of the Roundtable of the Crown of the Continent. Waterton, Alberta, Canada.

Sept 16-18 -- Wetland Regulations: Understanding goverment regulations & permitting process in MT. Offered by MT Water Center at MSU Bozeman. Details to follow.


Sept 17-20 -- Western Apiculture Society meets at UM, Missoula.

       Sept 20 -- Harvest Honey Festival also at UM

Sept 20 (Sat) -- Montana Clean Energy Fair -- WHEN: Sept 20, 9am to 4pm; WHERE: Missoula's Caras Park. Join the Montana Renewable Energy Association for its 4rd Annual Clean Energy Fair! Free workshops led by experts from around state, on solar, wind, electric vehicles, efficiency, and financial incentives.  A car show with electric, hybrid, and biofuel cars, as well as food, drinks, door prizes, and kids’ activities including model solar car races and a bouncy castle.  More info: see or call (406) 214-9405. 

Sept 21 (Sun) -- Missoula's annual Peace Party -- fundraiser for Rankin Peace Center. WHEN: Sept 21, 4:30-8pm; WHERE: Caras Park

September 28- October 4 -- Bike Walk Bus Week in Missoula

October 2014

Oct 9-10 -- American Water Resources Association-MT Ch. annual meeting, Kalispell

Oct 21-23 The Colombia River Basin Conference, Spokane, WA


February 2015

Feb 24-27 -- Montana American Fisheries Society meeting, Great Falls.


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