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Mt. Jumbo Hike – 4 hours (12:30 PM – 4:30 PM)
~5 mile, moderate hike starting at the Jumbo Saddle, hiking to the top of Mt Jumbo from the north and then down the south face. The hike will pass through a variety of different plant communities, focusing on City of Missoula Conservation Land’s invasive species management, active restoration projects, wildlife management in the wildland/urban interface, trails and provide you with great views of the Missoula and Clark Fork Valleys along the way.
Working Dogs for Conservation (WD4C) – 3 hours (12:30 PM – 3:30 PM)
Working Dogs for Conservation is the world’s leading conservation detection dog organization. Our dogs can detect weeds before they break the surface, animals that live below ground, and aquatic organisms invisible to the human eye. Visit the Working Dogs for Conservation International Training Center just 15 minutes from the conference hotel where you will see one or more dogs demonstrate how they train using scent equipment, how training differs for various species, view outdoor demos on the 44-acre property, and have a chance to ask WD4C staff how their invasive species training and contracting for managers across the US works and how it could work for your management needs.
National Bison Range – 5 hours (12:30 PM – 5:30 PM)
We will kick off this tour with a stop at the Bison Range Visitors Center for an introductory presentation about the rich history and culture of the area and the unprecedented transition occurring from USFWS to Tribal ownership and management. This will be followed by a drive over Red Sleep Mountain for gorgeous views of the Mission Valley and Mission Mountains with Glacier National Park in the distance as well as wildlife viewing opportunities (bison, elk, big horn sheep, antelope, bears and more!). Multiple stops along the way to discuss ventenata management and remote sensing activities that have occurred on the range as well as a history of weed management (on multiple systems) utilizing biocontrol dating back to the 1950s.
Join us for our Not A Banquet and Awards Reception on Wednesday, September 29th from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.
Bringing a guest? Add it below or purchase the stand alone Not A Banquet Awards Dinner ticket.
Flathead Lake – CSKT Lake Trout Facility at Blue Bay – 6.5 hours (10:30 AM – 5:00 PM)
Join biologists on Flathead Lake to learn about the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribe’s management of lake trout, an introduced fish species in the west. Travel from Whitefish down the east side of Flathead Lake to Blue Bay, a campground and day use area operated by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Over lunch, the participants will hear about the history and co-management of the Flathead Lake fishery, lake trout biology and the Tribes’ innovative management approach to lake trout, which includes both angler incentives with the ‘Mack Days’ fishing events and a the use of nets for capture. From there the group will split into smaller groups in order to visit three separate tours on-site: take a boat ride on the netting vessels (weather dependent); tour the lake trout processing facility where the Tribe’s non-profit Native Fish Keepers Inc. fillets, packs and freezes their fish for distribution; and learn about flowering rush, an invading aquatic plant that is threatening Flathead Lake’s habitat and recreational access.
This field trip will leaving Missoula at 10:30 AM and returning around 5 PM. Lunch provided. Hiking/trail shoes, jacket and long pants recommended.
Weed Free Products Tour – 4.5 hours (12:30 PM- 5:00 PM)
Learn how to do the NAISMA Certified Weed Free Gravel and new Mulch inspection protocols and standards by touring a local gravel pit and mulch producer in Missoula County. Many federal, state, and local lands require the use of certified weed free forage, gravel or mulch on their properties. The NAISMA Certified Weed Free Products program is the only program in North America that provides land managers with assurance that noxious weeds will not be spread through the movement of forage, hay, mulch, or gravel. In addition, the program provides continuity between participating provinces and states, maintains standards, provides guidelines, and ensures uniform training. Partnering agencies are welcome to include additional species and standards to their own programs. Participating entities are simply required to meet the NAISMA minimum standards.
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