Programs

Missoula County Ecology and Extension

Missoula County Department of Ecology & Extension strives to provide coordination, educational outreach, and training to address the public’s needs in Land Management, Youth Development, and Family and Consumer Sciences. We actively promote and encourage cooperation with local, state, tribal, and federal partners beyond the boundaries of Missoula County to support work to advance our mission and promote positive outcomes for the benefit of Missoula County and its residents.

The Healthy Acres Healthy Communities Foundation is proud to support these programs and the services they provide making our community and lands healthy, productive and sustainable.

Major Program Areas:

Collaborative Leadership

that brings together a diversity of stakeholders and interests to develop solutions to complex problems. Program examples include development of Montana Cut Flower Association, Montana Berry Growers Association and the Montana Biocontrol Coordination Project.

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Montana Biocontrol

The Montana Biocontrol project is located in the MCWD office.  The project provides the leadership, coordination, and education necessary to enable land managers across Montana to successfully incorporate biological weed control into their noxious weed management programs.

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MISSOULA COUNTY EXTENSION 4-H

4-H is a positive youth development organization empowering young people to reach their full potential.  4-H enables America‚Äôs youth to emerge as leaders through hands-on learning, research-based 4-H youth programs and adult mentorship resulting in strong leaders in our community.

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FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

The Missoula County/Montana State University Extension FCS program focuses on empowering individual, families and communities to make informed decisions about improving life, health, and finances.

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EXPANDED FOOD AND NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM

EFNEP is a federally funded nutrition program for families and youth. Adult lessons focus on basic nutrition, food safety and budgeting. The youth programs focus on eating a variety of foods and introducing new foods, encouraging physical activity and healthy hygiene.

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MOSQUITO ABATEMENT

The Lolo Mosquito District works with the community of Lolo to minimize the impacts of mosquitoes.

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