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Field Trips and Events

2014 Workshops, Events, Outings and Volunteer Days

June 7, 2014 Spend a Day at the Matador Ranch - Take a tour of the Conservancy's Matador Ranch and learn how we're conserving grassland birds and wildlife through science and our innovative grassbank. FREE

Pine Butte Guest Ranch Workshops 2014

May 18 – 24: Spring Naturalist Tour – Explore the plants, animals, geology and astronomy of Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front. You may come across anything from grizzly emerging from hibernation, wildflower dappled meadows, or a brilliant supernova in our dark night skies! Adult $1550

May 25 – 31: Birds of the Rockies and Prairies 1 – Spend 3 full days in the field and 4 evenings discussing your observations with ornithologist and artist David Sibley. You’ll travel the forests, prairies, and wetlands of this biologically rich landscape. A great way to build your life list! Adult $2550

May 31 – June 6: Birds of the Rockies and Prairies 2
- Spend 3 full days in the field and 4 evenings discussing your observations with ornithologist and artist David Sibley. You’ll travel the forests, prairies, and wetlands of this biologically rich landscape. A great way to build your life list! Adult $2550

June 8-11: Spring Getaway
– A special short visit for those who can’t take off for an entire week. Same hospitality, scenery, and activities; just packed into fewer days! $554

September 7-13, 2014 – Plein Air Painting with Monte Dolack
– Spend a week with a Montana original. Monte Dolack may be best known for his whimsical portrayals of wildlife in uncanny places, but he’s an extraordinary landscape painter and delightful teacher. Sign up early since this is bound to be a popular workshop! Adult $2250

September 14-20, 2014 – Nature Photography on the Rocky Mountain Front – Professional photographer joins us again for a photographic exploration during the golden days of autumn. Hone your skills and learn new techniques with this award-winning nature photographer. Adult $2050

September 20-22, 2014 (Sat-Mon) Fall Getaway Weekend – This is the perfect choice for folks who can’t get away for an entire week, but want to enjoy all the pleasures of a holiday at Pine Butte. Adult $355


Special Events


  • A Day at the Matador Ranch

    The Nature Conservancy's Matador Ranch
    June 07, 2014 - June 07, 2014

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  • Hiking Pine Butte Swamp Preserve

    Pine Butte Swamp Preserve, Choteau, Montana
    July 12, 2013

    Join us for a rare “cook’s tour” of the Pine Butte Swamp Preserve. The preserve is a haven for grizzly bears and a huge diversity of other wildlife and birds. The hike will be led by Preserve Manager Nathan Birkeland, who knows all its history and s... Learn more


  • Nature Conservancy Reception - Montana's Living Landscapes

    Holter Museum of Art - 12 East Lawrence Street, Helena, MT  406.442.6400
    February 08, 2013

    Join us for a special Nature Conservancy reception celebrating Living Landscapes: A Photographic Essay. The Nature Conservancy in Montana is proud to help sponsor this showcase of the landscapes we are conserving and the people and wildlife who live on them. February... Learn more


Volunteer Opportunities


  • Morrison Mountain Fence Pull

    Morrison Mountain- Montana Legacy Project (map)
    June 29, 2013

    Dig in, get dirty, and make a difference for wildlife in the Crown of the Continent. Join The Nature Conservancy in removing fence that’s harming wildlife on the western flank of Morrison Mountain.  We discovered an historic and unnecessary four... Learn more


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