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Summer Camps

sunset image of boy on fenceif you're looking for a great way to spend some time during the summer learning about and experiencing the outdoors, check out these camps and events.


Montana Youth Range Camp: Dates TBA, C Bar N Ranch, August, MT

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 fee includes meals, lodging, and supplies. Sponsorship may be available through your local conservation district.

For general questions, please contact: , Lewis & Clark Conservation District, 406.449.500, ext. 5


Montana Range Days: 2021 Dates TBA, Beaverhead Co. Fairgrounds, Dillon, MT

Montana Range Days is an annual event that celebrates the importance of rangelands in Montana! Dates and location for 2021 are yet to be determined.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).



Montana Envirothon: 2021 Dates TBA, Fergus Co. Fairgrounds, Lewistown, MT

The Montana Envirothon assists high-school age students learn more about five different natural resource areas. This program is sponsored by the Montana Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) and cooperating agencies. The Envirothon offers hands-on instruction and problem solving for environmentally concerned students. Five-member teams made up of students from the same school enrolled in grades 9-12 compete locally and regionally with the winning team advancing to the state competition. Sponsorship is available through your local conservation district. The state competition for the Envirothon is held in Lewistown.



Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp: Dates TBA, Lubrecht Experimental Forest, Greenough MT

Campers attending the Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp spend one week at the Lubrecht State Forest east of Missoula learning about forestry, water, soils, geology, range, wildlife, recreation and having a lot of fun. The camp is open to all youth entering grades 10-12. Camp fee includes meals, supplies, and lodging. Sponsorship may be available through your local conservation district.




Rangeland Resources Program Coordinator



Notice of Public Hearing

MAR 36-22-210 (Adoption of New Rules I and II regarding Rangeland Management)

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Adoption



Named in honor of Aldo Leopold, Sand County Foundation’s Leopold Conservation Award makes an impact by publicly recognizing extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. It inspires other landowners representing millions of acres, and influences the general public’s understanding of the importance of private working land in conservation.

The award is presented by the Sand County Foundation in partnership with Governor Steve Bullock’s Office, Montana Department of Agriculture, and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s Rangeland Resources Committee.

Annual finalists receive $10,000 cash and a commemorative crystal award.




2020 Award | Watch Video

C Lazy J Livestock | Malta, MT 


2019 Award | Watch Video

Milton Ranch | Roundup, MT