Land Stewardship Award

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Land Stewardship Award

Landowners and residents throughout Missoula County are taking stewardship of land and water seriously and embarking on projects and practices that make a difference. Read over the Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.


We are always looking for exemplary stewards to be recognized in our annual award program. Do you know a neighbor who’s doing great work restoring, protecting, or enhancing land and natural resources? Could other landowners, residents, organizations and agencies learn from their work? 

Let us know by contacting  Missoula County Parks, Trails and Open Lands Program or filling out a nomination form.

Interested in learning more about the Land Stewardship Awardees and their stewardship practices? Check out the map below, which contains stories of each awardee as well as specific tools and techniques they used.

In many ways their success was built on assistance from local organizations for financial and technical support -- see the list below to learn more about how these organizations may be able to help you as well! 

Land Stewardship StoryMap

  Resources utilized by our land stewards:

  1. The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
  2. Missoula County Weed District
  3. Trout Unlimited
  4. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
  5. The University of Montana
  6. The Blackfoot Challenge
  7. Montana Tree Farmer Program
  8. Montana State University Cooperative Forest Stewardship Program
  9. Missoula County Conservation District
  10. Stewardship Incentive Program
  11. United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service
  12. Swan Valley Connections
  13. The Vital Ground Foundation
  14. Montana Land Reliance
  15. Various state and county landowner training including Master Gardener and Invasive Plant Management classes.
  16. University of Montana’s Lubrecht Experimental Forest
  17. The Big Blackfoot Chapter of Trout Unlimited

**Note: This list is not exhaustive