MSU Extension Forestry offers a variety of natural resources related educational programs for adults and youth alike.
Forest Stewardship Program
One of the primary and most consistently offered forest-landowner oriented educational programs has been the Montana Forest Stewardship Program
. The goal of this program is to help landowners assess their forests, develop short and long term objectives for their lands, and write a plan
that reflects their resource potential and personal objectives for their land.
Master Forest Steward Program
From an educational perspective we think it is important that landowners who enter the Master Forest Steward Workshop series are presented with the approach that the initial Forest Stewardship workshop is a first step in caring for their forest, and that additional information and knowledge is offered as they continue to learn about their land and adjust their management plan to meet new expectations and changes to their forest. By offering a “Master Forest Steward” curriculum we not only give landowners something to look forward to and a goal to achieve, we will present them with an acknowledgement of their commitment, and achievement.
Woody Biomass to Energy
Forestry Mini-College is a one-day educational event for family forest landowners, forestry professionals and everyone interested in forestry, featuring a series of short classes on a variety of forestry topics and current issues.
Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp
Natural Resources Youth Campers spend one week in the rustic setting of the Lubrecht Experimental Forest (east of Missoula, Montana) learning about Montana's natural resources. The accommodations are comfortable, the food is great, and the instruction and friendships are the best!
Campers learn about forestry, water, soils, geology, range, wildlife, and recreation, and they spend a half-day rafting the Alberton Gorge of the Clark Fork River. There are evening programs, guest speakers, campfires, and much more!
The camp is open to all youth ages 14-18.
MT Project Learning Tree®
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program for educators and students in PreK-grade 12. PLT is a program of the American Forest Foundation. It is one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States and abroad, and continues to set the standard for environmental education excellence.
PLT helps students learn how to think, not what to think, about the environment.
Windbreaks & Shelterbelts