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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Conservation districts work with schools to develop conservation education curricula and outdoor classrooms by coordinating technical and financial assistance,

and provide teaching events like Montana Envirothon, conservation field days, workshops, annual camps and tours.  


Trade Center @ the Fergus County Fairgrounds, Lewistown MT

April 20 - 21, 2020

Young minds love a challenge. The idea of matching wits with their peers excites and inspires teenagers. The Envirothon was established as a competitive, problem-

solving, natural resource event for high school students to challenge them about the environment. Thousands of high school students have met the challenge and have

come away wiser and more concerned about the natural world and their environment.


Montana Envirothon cancelled

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It is with deepest regrets, because of the continued spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, that the Montana Envirothon Steering Committee has decided to cancel the Montana Envirothon scheduled for April 20 and 21, 2020. This decision was not easy but was made in the best interest of the health and safety of our participants. We will be working on the 2021 Montana Envirothon and will be celebrating our “25” Envirothon next year.  I will be sending out more information on next year’s competition in the next few months. For the teams, I will be sending back the registration fees that were sent in.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Shonny Nordlund at


The 24th Annual Envirothon was held in Lewistown on April 29 - 30, 2019

with 34 teams registered and only 19 teams competing from across the state.

There was a horrific snowstorm that hit and many of the teams couldn't make it.


The teams consist of 5 high school students who take written tests on Forestry,

Wildlife, Range, Soils, and Aquatics. This year's current issue was "Agriculture

and the Environment: Knowledge and Technology to Feed the World."


The 2020 event will be held on April 20 and 21st in Lewistown. The topic is

"Water Resource Management: Local Control and Local Solutions."  The NCF -

Envirothon will be in Lincoln, NE in July 2020.



 2019  PHOTOS



2019 Envirothon Teams



Youth Range Camp postponed to 2021


C Bar N Ranch, Augusta, MT

August 3 - 6, 2020

Hosted by Lewis and Clark Conservation District


Youth Range Camp is a four-day program open to all students entering grades 7-12. The camp provides students the opportunity to become aware of the value and potential

of Montana’s largest resource--RANGELAND. Registration is $200, which includes meals, lodging, and supplies. Sponsorship may be available through your local

conservation district.

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Campers will be introduced to 25 of Montana’s important range plants—grasses, forbs, and shrubs—and will learn about the interaction of soils, water, plants, wildlife, and livestock on the range. The camp provides an excellent opportunity for youth of varying backgrounds to become more aware of the value and potential of Montana’s rangeland. This well organized, balanced, and educational program brings together range professionals and interested students to learn in the great outdoors. Evening programs and activities allow campers an opportunity to meet new friends and develop lasting friendships.

For general questions, please contact:

Chris Evans

District Administrator
Lewis & Clark Conservation District
790 Colleen Street
Helena MT 59601
406.449.5000 ext 5

To Register:

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    Camper's Workbook:

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    Lubrecht Experimental Forest, Greenough MT

    July 13, 2020


    Due to the COVID-19 we have changed from a overnight camp to a one-day camp, with an optional activity day. 

    Spend one day at Lubrecht Experimental Forest north-east of Missoula learning about natural resources, their management, & future career opportunities. Experience an action packed day with hands-on classes and activities. 

    Sign up for a 2nd-day of exploring Garnet Ghost town and white-water rafting the Alberton Gorge (due to social distancing restrictions transportation to the Ghost town and Cyr exit I-90 must be on your own—parents/guardians welcome to participate. Additional costs apply

    For more information, please visit


    Montana Range Days postponed to 2021


    Beaverhead County Fairgrounds, Dillon MT

    June 15 - 17, 2020


    Montana Range Days is an annual event that celebrates the importance of rangelands in Montana! This three-day competition welcomes people of all ages allowing fun for

    the entire family. The event rotates across the state every two years. The competition is separated by divisions: Buckaroos( 4-8 years); Super Starters (9-11 years); 

    Wranglers (12-13 years); Youth (14-19 years old and have not graduated from high school); and, Adult; Open Adult; Rancher Division (contest optional); and, Management

    Tour Group (no contest).  Check official website for more information:


     Range Tour postponed to 2021


    Malta MT

    September 9 & 10, 2020

    More info coming soon


    The Montana Range Tour is an annual event that is held in a different location of the state each year. The Tour provides the opportunity for farmers, ranchers, agricultural

    organizations, land management agencies and the general public to share information and gain increased expertise on natural resource issues, notably on agricultural