AffiliationLocationMissionContact InfoServices
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.4-H MT State University Extension
1108 S. Main St. Suite #4.
Kalispell, MT 59901
4-H Camp Manager, Brenda Gray, 406-885-1323
[email protected]
Ben Frentsos, 4H Program Director, (406) 758-5553
Publications/media, Youth outdoor
Art Mobile of MontanaFlathead ValleyArt Mobile of Montana program provides access to a high quality and original art exhibit with instruction by a professional artist.Art Mobile of Montana
Shelby Johnson
[email protected]
Exhibits, presentations, interactive lessons
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 Backcountry Horseman
PO Box 1192
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

[email protected]
Presentations, volunteer opportunities
Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation
Hungry 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.Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation
PO Box 903
Whitefish, MT 59937
[email protected]
Volunteer opportunities, special events,displays
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.Citizens for a Better Flathead
PO Box 771
14 3rd St. E.
Kalispell, MT 59903
[email protected]
Classroom presentations, compost garden tours, displays,publications, special events
Conrad MansionKalispellTo allow the public to enjoy this beautiful historic landmark complete with most of the original family furnishingsConrad Mansion
330 Woodland Ave.,
Kalispell, MT 59901
[email protected]
Guided tours, special events,educational trunk
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.
Creston Fish Hatchery
780 Creston Hatchery Rd
Kalispell, MT 59901
[email protected]
Tours, field trips
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.Crown of the Continent Geotourism Council
PO Box 1854
Whitefish, MT 59937
[email protected]
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).Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Northwest Land Office
655 Timberwolf Parkway, Suite 1
Kalispell, MT 59901-1215
Youth outdoor programs
(MT Youth Restoration Partnership), publications/media,grantspresentations, special events
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.Doc Wild's World
Denny Olson, 406-249-3987

1230 5th Ave East
Kalispell, MT 59901
Ellen HorowitzColumbia Fallsfield instructor, presenter, guide, consultant and writer880 Blockman Lane
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
[email protected]
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. Flathead Audubon Society
PO Box 9173
Kalispell, MT 59904
[email protected]
Education trunks, class visits, scholarships, citizen science projects, volunteer opportunities
Flathead Avalanche Center Hungry 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. Flathead Avalanche Center
10 Hungry Horse Dr.
Hungry Horse, MT 59919

[email protected]
Classes, volunteer opportunities, presentations, field courses, class visits, special events
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.Flathead Basin Commission
655 Timberwolf Pkway
Kalispell, MT 59901
[email protected]
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. Flathead Conservation District
133 Interstate Lane
Kalispell, MT 59901
[email protected]
Education trunk, class visits, field trips, grants
Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of MontanaPolsonFounded 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.Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana
32125 Biostation Lane
Polson, MT 59860
[email protected]
Presentations and programs, classes, class visits, field trips, tours, special events, volunteer opportunities, and publications/media
Flathead LakersPolsonProtecting clean water, healthy ecosystems and lasting quality of life in the Flathead Watershed since 1958.Flathead Lakers
213 1st St. W #208, PO Box 70
Polson, MT 59860
[email protected]
Tours,field trips,citizen science,volunteer opportunities, educational trunk, presentations,
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.Flathead Land Trust
33 2nd Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
[email protected]
Volunteer opportunities, tours, presentations,publications
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.Flathead National Forest
650 Wolfpack Way
Kalispell, MT 59901
[email protected]
Education trunks,field trips,citizen science, publications/media
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.Foy's to Blacktail Trails
P.O. Box 81
Kalispell, MT 59903

[email protected]
Volunteer opportunities, special events, speakers, presentations, tours, field trips
Glacier Guides & Montana Raft CompanyWest 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.Glacier Guides & Montana Raft Company
PO Box 330
West Glacier, MT 59936
[email protected]
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.Glacier Institute
137 Main Street
Kalispell, MT 59901
[email protected]
Field trips,guided hikes, youth outdoor programs, special events, presentations
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.Glacier National Park
PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936
[email protected]
Education trunks, field trips,citizen science, volunteer opportunities, youth outdoor programs
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. Great Bear Foundation
PO Box 9383
802 E. Front St.
Missoula, 59807
[email protected]
Publications/media, special events
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.
H.E. Robinson Agriculture Education Center
School Dist. 5
310 FFA Driver
Kalispell, MT 59901
Youth outdoor programs
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.Hockaday Museum of Art
302 Second Ave. E
Kalispell,MT 59901
[email protected]
Educational trunks, tours, presentations, special events, volunteer opportunities
Hungry Horse Dam Visitor Center, Bureau of ReclamationHungry HorseBOR, established in 1902 as an agency within the U. S. Department of the Interior, manages, develops, and protects water and related resources in an environmentally and sound manner in 17 western states. BOR operates 53 hydroelectric power plants, 337 reservoirs, 289 recreation sites and is the second largest producer of hydropower in the United States. Supports over 300,000 jobs in the United States.1510 Hungry Horse Dam Road (West Side Reservoir Road), Hungry Horse, MT 59919
406-387-5241 ext 345
A visitor center is open to the public from a week before Memorial Day to a week after Labor Day. Open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Staffed by trained guides. Interpretive exhibits, hundreds of construction photographs, artifacts from construction, a virtual tour video of the project construction, information regarding power production and distribution, the Columbia River System and the surrounding recreational 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.Kalispell Parks and Recreation
35 1st Ave. E. Kalispell, MT 59901
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.Leave No Trace
Contact them through their website.
Youth outdoor programs, publications/media
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
Lone Pine State Park
300 Lone Pine Rd
Kalispell, MT 59901
Youth outdoor programs, guided hikes, displays, special events
Montana Conservation CorpsKalispellEmpowering youth and young adults through hands-on conservation service and education.Montana Conservation Corps
Clifford Kipp
Youth outdoor, volunteer opportunities
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.Montana Environmental Education Association (MEEA)
[email protected]
Publications, programs, special events, grants, scholarships
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.Montana Logging Association
P.O. Box 1716
Kalispell, MT 59903
[email protected]
Publications/media, presentations, special events
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.Montana Loon Society
PO Box 1131
Seeley Lake, MT 59868
Educational trunks,publications/media, volunteer opportunities, citizen science, special events, presentations
Montana Native Plant Society- Flathead ChapterFlathead ValleyTo preserve, conserve and study Montana’s native plants and plant communitites.[email protected] Publications,special events, free monthly evening programs and field trips
Montana Wilderness AssociationKalispellWorking with communities to protect Montana’s wilderness heritage, quiet beauty and outdoor traditions, now and for future generations.Montana Wilderness Association
Whitefish Office
750 2nd St. W, Suite A
Whitefish, 59937
[email protected]
Youth outdoor programs, volunteer opportunities
Montanans for Multiple UseKalispellOur goal is to protect public access to public lands and restore the principles of multiple use and wise use to public land management.Montanans for Multiple Use
P.O. Box 2509
Kalispell, MT 59903
Presentations, special events
MT 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.Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
490 N. Meridian Rd.
Kalispell, MT 59901
[email protected]
Publications/media, presentations, displays, lesson plans, grants, education trunks
Natural Resource Conservation Service – NRCSKalispellHelping People Help the Land. A USDA agency that provides technical assistance and programs on conservation to private landowners on farm, ranch and forest land.Natural Resource Conservation Service – NRCS
133 Interstate Lane
Kalispell, MT 59901
[email protected]
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.NorthWest Montana Backcountry Horsemen
PO Box 9242, Kalispell, MT 59904
[email protected]
Presentations and programs, classes, special events
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.Northwest Montana Historical Society/Museum at Central School
124 Second Ave. E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Tours, special events
Ravenwood Outdoor Learning CenterWhitefishOur mission is to connect people with nature, community and self.Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center
[email protected]
Youth outdoor programs, special events
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. Road Scholar Montana
See website link for contact information
Guided hikes
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.Society of American Foresters
Rebecca Hendrix
Email: Flathead Chapter, [email protected]
Phone: 406-212-0905
Publications/media, presentations, speakers, K-12 lesson plans
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 Co.
Stoltze Land and Lumber Company
PO Box 1429
Columbia Falls, MT 59912 Rd
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.Stumptown Historical Society
500 Depot St Rm 101
Whitefish, MT 59937
Swan Valley ConnectionsCondonOur Mission: to conserve the intact ecosystems within and surrounding the swan valley and to strengthen the connection between people and the natural world through collaboration and experiential learning.Swan Valley Connections
6887 Hwy 83
Condon, MT 59826
[email protected]
Youth outdoor programs, guided hikes, special events, presentations and programs
The Patrol FundWhitefishThe mission of The Patrol Fund 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.The Patrol Fund
406-862-2940 (winter)
[email protected]
Classes, field courses
Tout UnlimitedKalispellMontana Trout Unlimited conserves, protects and restores Montana’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Trout Unlimited
PO Box 638
Kalispell, MT 59903
[email protected]
Youth outdoor programs, publications, special events
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.Weyerhaeuser
75 Sunset Dr.
Kalispell, MT 59901
Publications/media, grants, scholarships
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.Whitefish Legacy Partners
PO Box 1895
Whitefish, MT 59937
[email protected]
Field trips, special events, volunteer opportunities, publications/media, youth outdoor programs, guided hikes
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.Wind River Bear Institute
Use links on the website to request services. They have done presentations and events in Flathead region.
Presentations and 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
Education trunks, educational displays, presentations

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