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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 and look below to see some of the workshops LCCD has been involved with in the past!

On April 22nd, 2017 we hosted the River Stewardship Workshop:

The Lake County Conservation District Celebrated Earth Day, Saturday April 22nd. Community members came out for a fun-filled day learning about riparian zones and river stewardship, and to take part in a hands-on planting of native species. The workshop included information on restoring and maintaining a healthy riparian buffer, bank stability strategies, and tips for planting native vegetation. Participants assisted in the early stages of a restoration planting along the Swan River, where a full riparian restoration project is just beginning!


On February 9th and 10th, 2017 we hosted the Western Montana Grazing and Agriculture Conference (WMGAC):

170 people attended the Lake County Conservation District’s first annual Western Montana Grazing and Agriculture Conference in February. There were over 2 key note speakers, different panel discussions, and concurrent breakout sessions throughout the conference totaling over 25 presenters. Attendees noted their favorite part of the conference was the opportunity to meet and collaborate with other members of the agriculture community facing the same challenges on their farms and ranches. Mark your calendars now to join us for next year’s conference, which will have new presenters and topics. The 2nd Annual Western Montana Grazing and Agriculture Conference will be on January 25th and 26th, 2018 at the DoubleTree in Missoula.


On June 25th, 2016 we hosted a Country Living Workshop:

The Lake County Conservation District is sponsoring a Country Living Workshop for small acreage landowners on June 25 from 9-12 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Charlo. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about regulations covering streams, ponds and ditches, methods for controlling large and small pests, how to manage noxious weeds, and develop techniques to maximize gardens, minimize maintenance, and much more. Nine different classes will be offered—with three different topics during each of three sessions. This will enable you to make the best use of your time by only attending talks of particular interest.

The schedule will be as follows:

SESSION I – (9:15 – 10:00)     

Gardening, Cover Crop and Weed Control – Austin Allen

            Landscaping Design and Plants – Johnny Campbell

            Stream and Wetland Permitting – John Sutphin


SESSION II – (10:15 – 11:00)

            Backyard Orchards, Vineyards and Specialty Fruits – Larry Robertson

Making a Home for Pollinators – Kristi D’Agati

Forest Health and Fire Prevention – Tim Beebe


SESSION III – (11:15 – 12:00)

            Stream and Wetland Permitting – John Sutphin

Living with Wildlife – Janene Lichtenberg

Improved Grazing Strategies – David Sturman




On February 2nd and 3rd, 2016 we hosted the Winter Grazing Seminar:



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