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September 29, 9 am – noon

Owen Sowerwine Natural Area Work Day
Join our partner Flathead Audubon on their annual work day to clear trails, mow grass, and pull weeds to maintain and improve bird habitat and recreational trails at the Owen Sowerwine Natural Area. The group will gather at the Kalispell Montessori School on Willow Glen Drive at 9 am. Bring work gloves, water, and appropriate work clothing.

October 2, 12 pm

Investing in Sustainable Agriculture for Watershed Protection Webinar
The Freshwater Trust is offering a webinar on private investment opportunities to protect and more sustainably manage agricultural lands to reduce their impact on water resources. Presenters will discuss their findings on addressing this challenge in the John Day Basin of Oregon.

October 2, 6 pm

Science on Tap: Saving our charismatic megaflora Talk
Join our partners the Flathead Lakers and the Flathead Lake Biological Station for their October Science on Tap talk, at 6 pm at the Flathead Lake Brewing Company in Bigfork. Rebecca Lawrence, Native Plant Restoration Program Manager with Glacier National Park, will present her research on whitebark and limber pine restoration. $1.00 from every pint of beer sold between 5 and 8 pm is donated to the Flathead Lakers and the Flathead Lake Biological Station.

October 2-4

Montana Nonprofit Association Annual Conference
The Montana Nonprofit Association Annual Conference will be held in Helena to discuss leadership, valuing and investing in people, marketing and communication skills, fundraising, and building a resilient organizational culture to be effective in challenging times. For more information about the conference click here.

October 4, 11 am – noon

Understanding and Using Climate-Adaptation-Related Spatial Data in Regional Conservation Planning Webinar
This webinar presents spatial datasets available on and how they can be used in climate adaptation planning. The database can be used to identify key areas to enhancing resilience and adaptation of natural systems under climate change. Click here for more information.

October 6, 5 pm

Grand Opening West Valley Bird Viewing Area
Join our partners the Flathead Land Trust and MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks to celebrate the conservation of the West Valley Wetlands, the grand opening of the bird viewing area, and see sandhill cranes during the fall migration. For more information and to RSVP contact the Laura Katzman at 406-752-8293 or

October 10-12

2018 Watershed Symposium
The Montana Watershed Coordination Council is holding the 2018 Watershed Symposium, Advancing Conservation through Effective Communication, on October 10-12 at the Lodge at Whitefish Lake, in Whitefish.  For more information and to register click here.

October 24, noon

Healthy Watershed Consortium Webinar and Grant Program
The U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities is offering a webinar to learn about the Healthy Watershed Consortium Grant Program. The program focuses on land protection and stewardship of land, with emphasis 1) on developing funding mechanisms, plans, policies, or strategies to implement large-scale watershed or source water protection; 2) building programs and long-term funding commitments to implement large-scale protection of healthy watersheds; and 3) supporting innovative/ catalytic projects that may accelerate funding for or implementation of watershed protection efforts. Webinar to learn more about it. Grant applications to this program are open through February 4, 2019.

October 24, 2 pm

Peers and Pros 360 – Teaching and Learning Together by Using What Forest Landowner Peers Have to Say Webinar
Penn State Extension natural resources professionals will present a new method for engaging and organizing landowners and public educational tours and presentations using peer to peer interaction and mediated learning. To learn more or sign about about this webinar click here.

November 28, 1-3 pm

The Association of State Wetland Managers is offering a Webinar on Planning Wetland Restoration at the Watershed Level. To attend the webinar you must be (or sign up to be) a ASWM members.

December 19, 9 am – noon

Flathead River to Lake Initiative partners meeting
Mark your calendars for the next R2L Initiative quarterly meeting on December 19. For more information, contact Constanza at 883-1341 or


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