The Lake County Conservation District works on a variety of projects to forward the mission of soil and water conservation.
4th Grade Agriculture Education Day is an annual event put on by the Lake County Conservation District for all Fourth graders in the county. Students come to learn about different aspects of the agricultural system in Western Montana. Learn More
The Envirothon is a program for 9th-12th grade students to learn more about our natural environment. Five-member teams are invited to compete at the Montana State Envirothon Competition in five areas of study: Aquatics, Forestry, Soils, Wildlife, and Rangeland. The state champion then represents Montana at the North American Envirothon Competition. Learn More
Pasture walks are free, low-key get togethers to discuss improved grazing management strategies with neighbors. They offer a hands on learning and sharing environment. We walk the fields with the producers and community members talking about agricultural practices and discussing whatever topics arise. Learn More
Join us on JANUARY 25TH AND 26TH, 2018 at the DoubleTree in Missoula for the second annual Western Montana Grazing and Agriculture Conference. Year two promises to be just as fun and informative! Livestock and crop producers as well as natural resource professionals and educators from across Montana will again converge for a two-day event. Learn More
The Lake County Conservation District both hosts and co-hosts many different conservation and natural resource related workshops. Check out the calendar for future workshops, or follow the link to learn about workshops we’ve hosted in the past. Learn More
Studies & Initiatives
The initiative began in Spring, 2017. Residents of Lake County were given seed free of cost, to establish a pollinator garden up to 2,500 square feet. The first season of the pollinator initiative was a huge success with seed given out for 90 pollinator garden plantings. In exchange for the seed the landowner agrees to prep their site to increase the plantings success rate. Learn More