LOCAL PROVIDERS

AffiliationLocationMissionContact InfoServices
Backcountry HorsemanColumbia FallsOur Purpose is to perpetuate enjoyable common sense use of horses in the back country; assist government agencies in maintenance and management of the resource; and educate, encourage and solicit active public participation in wise and sustaining use of horses commensurate with our heritage and the back country resource. and use by people PO Box 1192
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

406-756-2597
bchfweb@bchmt.org
Presentations, volunteer opportunities
Wind River Bear InstituteFlorence, MTThe Wind River Bear Institute's (WRBI's) "Partners in Life" program is the only one of its kind in the world. Founded and led by veteran bear biologist Carrie Hunt, its goal is to reduce human-bear conflicts and change how problem bears are handled worldwide. The Institute is developing courses and a certification process that teach Bear Shepherding to interested agencies and people living in bear country.Use links on the website to request services. They have done presentations and events in Flathead region.Presentations and programs, volunteer opportunities
Bob Marshall Wilderness FoundationHungry HorseOne of the primary objectives of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation is to provide an opportunity for volunteers, especially youth, to develop team building skills, learn new skills including Leave No Trace backcountry ethics, and develop wilderness awareness while participating on volunteer projects.PO Box 903
Whitefish, MT 59937
406-387-3847
exec@bmwf.org
Volunteer opportunities, special events,displays
Conrad MansionKalispellTo allow the public to enjoy this beautiful historic landmark complete with most of the original family furnishings330 Woodland Ave.,
Kalispell, MT 59901
406-755-2166
info@conradmansion.com
Guided tours, special events,educational trunk
Doc Wild's WorldKalispellDoc Wild (formerly the Critterman) is just one of the alter-egos of Denny Olson. Denny strongly believes in encouraging children and adults to think about how nature and people are connected.Denny Olson, 406-249-3987
Earthlore

1230 5th Ave East
Kalispell, MT 59901
Presentations
Crown of the Continent Geotourism CouncilCrown of the ContinentThe Council serves as a source of information about the Crown of the Continent region for visitors and residents to understand, appreciate, and help preserve its geographic character, including historical, cultural and environmental heritage.PO Box 1854
Whitefish, MT 59937
406-407-0421
info@crownofthecontinent.net
Speakers, presentations, publications/media
Department of Natural Resources and ConservationKalispellHelping to ensure that Montana’s land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations” is the mission of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC).Northwest Land Office
655 Timberwolf Parkway, Suite 1
Kalispell, MT 59901-1215
406-751-2240
Youth outdoor programs
(MT Youth Restoration Partnership), publications/media,grantspresentations, special events
4-H MT State University ExtensionKalispellMSU Extension is an educational resource dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives by providing research-based knowledge to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of families, communities, and agricultural enterprises.1108 S. Main St. Suite #4.
Kalispell, MT 59901
4-H Camp Manager, Brenda Gray, 406-885-1323
loonlakemanager@gmail.com
Ben Frentsos, 4H Program Director, (406) 758-5553
Publications/media, Youth outdoor
Flathead Audubon SocietyKalispellThe Flathead Audubon Society is a local chapter of the national Audubon Society. Our mission is to: conserve birds, wildlife habitat and ecosystem diversity; promote awareness and appreciation of the natural world through education and advocacy; work with diverse groups and agencies to achieve sound decisions on natural resource issues; provide community services such as school programs, work projects, and field trips. While our efforts focus on northwest Montana, we believe in the protection of the earth and all its inhabitants. PO Box 9173
Kalispell, MT 59904
auduboneducator@gmail.com
Education trunks, class visits, scholarships, citizen science projects, volunteer opportunities
Flathead Basin CommissionKalispellThe Flathead Basin Commission was created in 1983 by the Montana Legislature to monitor and protect water quality and the natural resources in the Flathead watershed.655 Timberwolf Pkway
Kalispell, MT 59901
406-240-3453
cmiske@mt.gov
Volunteer opportunities
Flathead Conservation DistrictKalispellConservation Districts (CDs) work locally to fulfill the state’s policy to conserve soil, water, and other natural resources of the state. 133 Interstate Lane
Kalispell, MT 59901
752-4220
cingelfinger@flatheadcd.org
Education trunk, class visits, field trips, grants
Citizens for a Better FlatheadKalispellTo foster informed and active citizen participation in the decisions shaping the Flathead’s future, and to champion the democratic principles, sustainable solutions, and shared vision necessary to keep the Flathead Special Forever.PO Box 771
35 4th St. West
Kalispell, MT 59903
406-756-8993
citizens@flatheadcitizens.org
Classroom presentations, landfill and compost garden tours, displays,publications, special events
Flathead LakersPolsonProtecting clean water, healthy ecosystems and lasting quality of life in the Flathead Watershed since 1958.213 1st St. W #208, PO Box 70
Polson, MT 59860
406-883-1346
lakers@flatheadlakers.org
Tours,field trips,citizen science,volunteer opportunities, educational trunk, presentations,
displays,publications
Flathead Land TrustKalispellThe Flathead Land Trust is dedicated to the conservation of northwest Montana’s land and water legacy through voluntary agreements with private landowners.33 2nd Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
406-752-8293
flt@bigsky.net
Volunteer opportunities, tours, presentations,publications
Society of American ForestersFlathead Chapter, Kalispell, MTThe Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. The mission of the Society of American Foresters is to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and, to use the knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic of the profession to ensure the continued health and use of forest ecosystems and the present and future availability of forest resources to benefit society.Rebecca Hendrix
Email: Flathead Chapter, rebecca.hendrix@plumcreek.com
Phone: 406-212-0905
Publications/media, presentations, speakers, K-12 lesson plans
Flathead National ForestKalispellThe U.S. Forest Service, under the leadership of Chief Tom Tidwell, is entrusted with 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands. We are dedicated to the improvement of water resources, development of climate change resiliency, creation of jobs that will sustain communities and restoration and enhancement of landscapes.650 Wolfpack Way
Kalispell, MT 59901
758-5218
twenum@fs.fed.us
Education trunks,field trips,citizen science, publications/media
Montana Fish, Wildlife & ParksKalispellMontana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, through its employees and citizen commission, provides for the stewardship of the fish, wildlife, parks, and recreational resources of Montana, while contributing to the quality of life for present and future generations.490 N. Meridian Rd.
Kalispell, MT 59901
752-5501
jfraley@mt.gov
Publications/media, presentations, displays, lesson plans, grants, education trunks
Creston Fish HatcheryCrestonEstablished in 1939, Creston NFH originally provided fingerling trout for stocking waters in Glacier National Park. Today, the hatchery has four main purposes:
1.Provide trout for fishery management activities on the seven Tribal Reservations in Montana.
2.Stock fish for mitigation purposes under the Hungry Horse Dam Mitigation Program.
3.Produce trout for cooperative fishery management programs with Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks.
4.Provide fish for educational outreach programs and kids fishing ponds in NW Montana.
780 Creston Hatchery Rd
Kalispell, MT 59901
758-6868
Mark_Maskill@fws.gov
Tours, field trips
Glacier Wilderness GuidesWest GlacierOur mission is to provide exceptional active travel vacations and experiences in and around Glacier National Park while preserving and protecting Glacier's unique ecosystem using the best available ecologically sound practices.PO Box 330
West Glacier, MT 59936
387-5555
info@glacierguides.com
Guided hikes
Glacier InstituteKalispellThe Glacier Institute, a private nonprofit, serves adults and children as an educational leader in the Crown of the Continent ecosystem with Glacier National Park and Flathead National Forest at its center. Emphasizing outreach and field-based learning experiences, the Institute provides an objective and science-based understanding of the area’s ecology and it’s interaction with people.137 Main Street
Kalispell, MT 59901
755-1211
register@glacierinstitute.org
Field trips,guided hikes, youth outdoor programs, special events, presentations
Great Bear FoundationMissoulaThe Great Bear Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of bears and their habitat around the world. The Foundation was created in 1981 to be a voice for the bears. We have offices in Haines, Alaska and Missoula, Montana. PO Box 9383
802 E. Front St.
Missoula, 59807
829-9378
gbf@greatbear.org
Publications/media, special events
Hockaday Museum of ArtKalispellThe Hockaday Museum of Art's mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community and region, and preserve the artistic legacy of Montana and Glacier National Park. The Museum maintains a permanent collection and offers rotating exhibits by nationally renowned and emerging artists, in addition to a permanent exhibit of Glacier National Park art and culture. A Discovery Gallery provides hands-on activities for children that changes along with the rotating exhibits.302 Second Ave. E
Kalispell,MT 59901
755-5268
director@hockadaymuseum.org
Educational trunks, tours, presentations, special events, volunteer opportunities
Kalispell Parks and RecreationKalispellWe at Kalispell City Parks & Recreation pledge to provide leisure recreation opportunities and facilities, and maintain parks and green spaces in a consolidated effort to enrich the lives of citizens and visitors to our community. A great deal of attention, care, and effort is required to improve, maintain, and expand a sustainable urban forest, which is the continued goal of the staff and crew of KPR.35 1st Ave. E. Kalispell, MT 59901
758-7718
Youth outdoor programs, publications (urban forestry)
Leave No TraceKalispellThe member-driven Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.Contact them through their website.Youth outdoor programs, publications/media
Montana Logging AssociationKalispellFounded in 1976, the Montana Logging Association provides a unified voice for the family-owned businesses that harvest and transport timber from forest to mill in Montana.P.O. Box 1716
Kalispell, MT 59903
752-3168
mla@logging.org
Publications/media, presentations, special events
Montana Environmental Education Association (MEEA)Region 1, Kalispell, MTMEEA provides professional development opportunities for educators, both formal and nonformal. MEEA facilitates communication, cooperation, collaboration, and coordination among the varied environmental education programs in the state. It is a neutral and objective source of information related to environmental education in Montana, as well as a voice for EE's important role in the balance between societal needs and environmental quality.406-754-3137
mdm@blackfoot.net
Publications, programs, special events, grants, scholarships
Montana Loon SocietySeeley LakeTo monitor Montana's loon population; protect and enhance critical loon habitat; facilitate cooperation between government agencies, lakeshore owners and the general public on behalf of loons; identify management needs; obtain funds for these projects; and to increase public knowledge and awareness of loons.PO Box 1131
Seeley Lake, MT 59868
Educational trunks,publications/media, volunteer opportunities, citizen science, special events, presentations
Trout UnlimitedKalispellMontana Trout Unlimited conserves, protects and restores Montana’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. PO Box 638
Kalispell, MT 59903
212-0911
rdaven@putnamcomp.com
Youth outdoor programs, publications, special events
Natural Resource Conservation Service – NRCS KalispellHelping People Help the Land. A USDA agency that provides technical assistance and programs on conservation to private landowners on farm, ranch and forest land.133 Interstate Lane
Kalispell, MT 59901
752-4242
Angel.rosario@mt.usda.gov
Publications/media
Montanans for Multiple Use KalispellOur goal is to protect public access to public lands and restore the principles of multiple use and wise use to public land management.P.O. Box 2509
Kalispell, MT 59903
406-837-1363
Presentations, special events
Columbia FallsTo preserve, conserve and study Montana’s native plants and plant communitites.See our website for current contact information.Publications,special events
Glacier National ParkWest GlacierGlacier National Park preserves and protects the natural and cultural resources of this area for the enjoyment of visitors today and in the future.PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936
406-888-5837
laura_law@nps.gov
Education trunks, field trips,citizen science, volunteer opportunities, youth outdoor programs
WeyerhaeuserKalispellWorking together to be the world’s premier timber, land, and forest products company. Our commitment is to giving back to our operating communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.75 Sunset Dr.
Kalispell, MT 59901
Publications/media, grants, scholarships
Ravenwood Outdoor Learning CenterWhitefishOur mission is to connect people with nature, community and self.406-260-8620
brett@ravenwoodolc.org
Youth outdoor programs, special events
Lone Pine State ParkKalispellOur Mission is to preserve and protect our state’s heritage and the natural beauty of our public lands for the benefit of our families, communities, local economies and out-of-state visitors. Our objectives are to provide excellent land stewardship, public safety and service through recreation, innovation and education. Our goals are to provide an extraordinary experience for our visitors and to keep our state park system strong now and for generations to come.Lone Pine State Park
300 Lone Pine Rd
Kalispell, MT 59901
406-755-2706
Youth outdoor programs, guided hikes, displays, special events
Stoltze Land and Lumber Co.Columbia FallsThe Stoltze Stewardship Forestry Mission Statement:
To maintain and expand F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Co. as a successful, profitable, productive, quality oriented forest landowner.
Stoltze Land and Lumber Company
PO Box 1429
Columbia Falls, MT 59912 Rd
406-892-7000
Publications/media, special events (Forestry Expo), tours
Stumptown Historical SocietyWhitefishThe Society was founded in 1982 by a group of individuals committed to preserving the history of Whitefish and the Flathead Valley for the present and future.500 Depot St Rm 101
Whitefish, MT 59937
862-0067
Tours
Swan Ecosystem CenterCondonOur Mission: Maintain the Swan Valley's unique natural resources and ensure that a vibrant human community can sustain itself through stewardship, education, economic viability, and conservation on public and private lands.6887 Hwy 83
Condon, MT 59826
406-754-3137
info@swanecosystemcenter.org
Youth outdoor programs, guided hikes, special events, presentations and programs
Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana PolsonFounded in 1899, the Flathead Lake Biological Station (FLBS) is a world renowned research and education facility. Our Mission entails conducting Ecological Research, with an emphasis on freshwater (Limnology); Education for undergraduate and graduate students, teachers and natural resource professionals; and Outreach to provide scientific information and expertise to politicians, resource managers and the general public.32125 Biostation Lane
Polson, MT 59860
982-3301
monica.elser@flbs.umt.edu
Presentations and programs, classes, class visits, field trips, tours, special events, volunteer opportunities, and publications/media
Montana Wilderness AssociationKalispellWorking with communities to protect Montana’s wilderness heritage, quiet beauty and outdoor traditions, now and for future generations.Whitefish Office
750 2nd St. W, Suite A
Whitefish, 59937
730-2006
arobinson@wildmontana.org
Youth outdoor programs, volunteer opportunities
Women in TimberKalispellThe Purpose of Federated Women In Timber is to bring together like-minded individuals and organizations to effectively communicate our issues and influence policy that affects the health and future of our Forests. Federated Women In Timber:

- Supports sound forest management and use of forest resources.
- Recognizes America's need for social and environmental attributes of the forest and for forest products.
- Believes science and technology, combined with environmental care, can provide forest products without damaging the environment.
- Recognizes social, environmental and economic benefits of sound forest management.
2225 Dillon Rd
Columbia Falls, Montana 59912-8926
406-862-3897
Education trunks, educational displays, presentations
Northwest Montana Historical Society/Museum at Central SchoolKalispellBringing Life to History & History to Our Lives. Dedicated to cultural and educational enrichment of the community through acquisition, preservation, and display of material related to the history of Northwest Montana.124 Second Ave. E
Kalispell, MT 59901
406-756-8381
Tours, special events
Ellen HorowitzColumbia Fallsfield instructor, presenter, guide, consultant and writer880 Blockman Lane
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
752-2909
horowitz@centurytel.net
Presentations
H.E. Robinson Agriculture Education CenterKalispellFFA (Future Farmers of America) makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The Agricultural Education Mission:
Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems.
School Dist. 5
310 FFA Driver
Kalispell, MT 59901
751-3950
Youth outdoor programs
Whitefish Legacy PartnersWhitefishWhitefish Legacy Partners is a non-profit organization whose community-minded vision is to ensure conservation, recreation and education on the lands around Whitefish for future generations.PO Box 1895
Whitefish, MT 59937
406-862-3880
info@whitefishlegacypartners.org
Field trips, special events, volunteer opportunities, publications/media, youth outdoor programs, guided hikes
Road Scholar MontanaGlacier National Park and Yellowstone National ParkAt not-for-profit Road Scholar, our mission is to inspire adults to learn, discover and travel. Our learning adventures engage expert instructors, provide extraordinary access, and stimulate discourse and friendship among people for whom learning is the journey of a lifetime. See website link for contact informationGuided hikes
Foy's to Blacktail TrailsKalispellFTBT is a non-profit organization with the mission of securing historic access to trails and lands connecting Herron Park to the forest lands at Blacktail Mountain and to provide for long term stewardship of these trails. The park has clearly signed trails and a Naturalist Trail with clearly marked interpretive displays highlighting local tree species.P.O. Box 81
Kalispell, MT 59903

406-203-3939
info@FoysToBlacktailTrails.org
Volunteer opportunities, special events, speakers, presentations, tours, field trips
Flathead Avalanche CenterHungry HorseThe Flathead Avalanche Center(FAC), in partnership with Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center(FOFAC), provide avalanche education courses and advisories throughout the winter season. 
10 Hungry Horse Dr.
Hungry Horse, MT 59919

406-387-3821
fac.admin@flatheadavalanche.org
Classes, volunteer opportunities, presentations, field courses, class visits, special events
Montana Conservation CorpsKalispellEmpowering youth and young adults through hands-on conservation service and education.Clifford Kipp
406-755-3619
Youth outdoor, volunteer opportunities
The Patrol FundWhitefishThe mission of The Patrol Fun Inc. is to provide educational opportunities and financial assistance for our ski community and winter enthusiasts to further their snow safety awareness and wilderness first aid knowledge.406-862-2940 (winter)
info@thepatrolfund.org
Classes, field courses
Art Mobile of MontanaFlathead Valley and other areas in MTArt Mobile of Montana program provides access to a high quality and original art exhibit with instruction by a professional artist.Shelby Johnson
artmobilemt1@gmail.com
Exhibits, presentations, interactive lessons
NorthWest Montana Backcountry HorsemenKalispellTo ensure stock use continues on all public lands and to expose the wonders of our wilderness and wild places to the generations through fun, inspiring and thought provoking programs and partnerships; to encourage responsible horsemanship by teaching Leave No Trace principles in the backcountry.PO Box 9242, Kalispell, MT 59904
info@nwmtbch.org
Presentations and programs, classes, special events

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