Carbon Conservation District to host Montana Range Days

The Carbon Conservation District, along with the local and state Montana Range Days planning committee, is hosting the annual Montana Range Days event at the Fairgrounds in Red Lodge, Montana, June 19-21.

Montana Range Days began in 1976 in Jordan, Montana, and continued throughout the years to provide an educational format to youth ages 4-19, as well as adults of all ages, to have an on-the-ground, hands-on learning experience. Rangeland professionals and landowners alike learn new and innovative ways of managing natural resources in Montana. Rangeland is the largest of those natural resources with rangelands, grazable pasture and forestlands covering 70 percent of the state.

“We are excited to have this opportunity to educate youth and others about Montana’s rangelands and all our natural resources and to showcase the Red Lodge area,” said Scott Blain, chairman for the local planning committee.

Estimating an average of 300 participants each year, this event has reached more than 10,000 people. The value of the increased knowledge and awareness of rangelands in Montana cannot be overstated, Blain said. “Montana Range Days is the premier rangeland educational event in Montana. Montana Range Days plays a critical role in educating, training, and inspiring future natural resource managers.”

There are both individual and family registration fees available to attend. Registration before June 9 is discounted. For more information, please use the contact information below.

Registration is be available online at http://www.montanarangedays.org through June 9.

After June 9, registration will be on site, at the fairgrounds in Red Lodge.

If you have any questions or require special accommodations, please contact Darlene Schwend at (406) 962-3641 ext.105 or email at mabel.schwend@mt.nacdnet.net.

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