CARDD is here to help.

We provide resources for all stages of your project, from the application to the project closeout. See below for training and education for applicants, grantees, and educators. 

Resources for Applicants

Projects with federal funding may need a Unique Entity Identifier.  Please see the Guide 

Resources for Grant Recipients

Program Training and Resources

Youth Education Resources


The Montana Envirothon is an annual natural resources competition hosted by the Cascade Conservation District. The Envirothon challenges high school students to a competition involving Range, Soils, Aquatics, Wildlife, and Forestry. The competition is comprised of a written test and oral presentation. Cash prizes are given to each team member of the top 5 teams.

More information can be found on the Cascade Conservation District website!

The Rangeland Resources Program offers college students attending a Montana College or University an opportunity to apply for the Montana Working Lands Internship Program.  

Please visit the Working Lands Internship webpage for more information. 

Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp- July 19-21, 2023
Campers entering grades 10-12 spend one week at the Lubrecht State Forest east of Missoula learning about forestry, water, soils, geology, range, wildlife and recreation

More information:


Montana Range Days- TBD

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)
The Rangeland Resources Program in coordination with the Montana Department of Agriculture has created education projects.
Projects contain posters, visual aids and a lesson plan written to Montana Office of Public Instruction standards.
By introducing young people to invasive species and their impacts, we have a better chance at preventing them and minimizing their spread in the future.

At, you can find a variety of resources and curricula designed to make youth aware of invasive species and turn that awareness into take action.