The Conservation Speaker Series takes place in March and April. The series provides education and outreach on conservation topics of interest to the Madison County community . The series is free and open to the public, and is led by a partnership of the Madison Conservation District and the Ruby Valley Conservation District. We hold these events outside of normal work and school hours so as to encourage youth and family engagement.
The Madison Watershed Speaker Series is a free summer program hosted by the Madison Conservation District and Madison River Foundation to share information with the community on various watershed health related issues, topics, and projects, and identify how we as a community can protect our beloved watershed.
Madison Conservation District participates in the Southwest Montana Wildlife Speaker Series, along with other partners like Madison Valley Ranchlands Group, Jack Creek Preserve Foundation, Ruby Valley Conservation District, the Ruby Habitat Foundation, and more. In 2023, we were joined by Julie Cunningham, who shared with us her latest research on Mountain Goats in the Bridger and Madison ranges.
There is no better classroom than the land, and no better teacher than those who know it best. These tours bring attendees out onto the land to experience in-person how management approaches are tested and the results of the efforts. Held during summer and fall months, the Field Tours often have a direct tie to the topics covered in the workshop events, allowing participants a chance to witness the concepts in both settings.