Local Conservation District Goals include:
4th Grade Ag Day
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
Augmented Reality Sandbox
In 2017 LCCD made their very own Augmented Reality Sandbox. LCCD gives lessons to students using the AR Sandbox on watersheds, glaciers, and other natural resource topics. 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.
Western Montana Grazing & Agriculture Conference
Join us on JANUARY 17TH AND 18TH, 2019 at the DoubleTree in Missoula for the third annual Western Montana Grazing and Agriculture Conference. Year three 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.
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
Forage Imporvement Study Field Trials
The trials began in 2015 in pasture across the Mission Valley with the goals of increasing species diversity, imporve overall forage, and increase pollinator habitat. LCCD with the help of the Ronan Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has experimented with intereeding forbs into irrigated and dryland pastures. LCCD and NRCS technical staff monitor the interseedings each year. Learn More