Closed to the public. By appointment only until September 25, 2023. Moving to new location at 1075 South Ave West.

Moving Summer of 2023

1075 South Ave

Rocky Mountain Gardens coming Spring 2024

Collaborating for Conservation

Grow it, Preserve it, Eat it

Conserve · Restore · Protect · Learn

Missoula County Department of Ecology

Missoula County Department of Ecology strives to provide coordination, educational outreach, and training to address the needs of the public in the areas of Land Management, Youth Development, and Family and Consumer Sciences.

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Rocky Mountain Gardens and Gerald W. Marks Exploration Center

Opening Fall 2023!
We couldn’t be more excited to be working on a new facility to be one of the first new structures on the campus as part of the Fairgrounds revitalization plan. Recognizing the unique synergy of our programs, the Missoula County Department of Ecology and Extension, the Missoula Butterfly House & Insectarium, and the Conservation District are creating the premier destination for scientific and community-centered education and a place to find connection with nature and our rural heritage in the Rocky Mountain West.

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Programs Weed Prevention Plant Clinic 4-H