Landowners and residents throughout Missoula County take stewardship of land and water seriously. Many embark on projects and practices that make a difference.
We aim to celebrate these exemplary stewards in our annual Land Stewardship Award program. Do you know a neighbor who’s doing great work restoring, protecting, or enhancing land, water, and other natural resources? Could other landowners, residents, organizations and agencies learn from their work? Let us know by nominating them!
Nominate a Land Steward!
Contact Kylie Paul, Natural Resource Specialist at Missoula County Parks, Trails and Open Lands Program
Nomination period open from February 20 through APRIL 30, 2019.
Learn More about the Land Stewardship Awardees and their Stewardship Practices
Click on the interactive map below (it will open in a new page), which contains stories of each awardee as well as specific tools and techniques they used.
Also head to the Parks, Trails, and Open Lands Stewardship Award Recipients webpage to see a list of awardees.
Some Resources Available to Land Stewards
In many ways the land stewardship awardees' 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!
- The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
- Missoula County Weed District
- Trout Unlimited
- Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
- The University of Montana
- The Blackfoot Challenge
- Montana Tree Farmer Program
- Montana State University Cooperative Forest Stewardship Program
- Missoula County Conservation District
- Stewardship Incentive Program
- United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service
- Swan Valley Connections
- The Vital Ground Foundation
- Montana Land Reliance
- Various state and county landowner training including Master Gardener and Invasive Plant Management classes.
- University of Montana’s Lubrecht Experimental Forest
- Clark Fork Coalition