Montana Range Days 2017


Carbon Conservation District to Host Montana Range Days


Red Lodge, Mont., May 22, 2017–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, Mont., June 19-21, 2017.


Montana Range Days began in 1976 in Jordan, Mont., and has 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.”


Registration costs to attend the 2017 event are:

Individual:  $50.00 before June 9 and $60.00 after June 9.

Family:  $100.00 before June 9 and $125.00 after June 9.

Registration is be available online at through June 9.

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


A schedule of events can be found here. The site that describes the area tours can be found here.

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


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