Take a Walk in the Woods and Learn about Your Forests in Northwest Montana

Saturday, May 12, 2018, Trumbull Creek Educational Forest, Columbia Falls, MT
The Family Forestry Expo is an annual, week long event that offers hands-on exposure to the role forests play in our everyday lives. The yearly event takes place through the dedicated involvement of over 20 diverse organizations such as local service clubs, forest industry, government natural resource agencies, conservation groups, professional societies, local businesses, many interested individuals and numerous local donations.

Come spend the day or a few hours and explore how the different parts of a forest are connected to make up a dynamic living system; and how people and all parts of the environment are dependent on one another. Natural resource managers and specialists are on site to provide information on a wide-range of forestry and forest management topics.

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Thank you for considering a contribution to this worthy event to ensure the success of the program for years to come. Family Forestry Expo is a non-profit organization, and therefore all donations are 100% tax-deductible.

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Thank You for Another Successful Year!

In 2017, the Family Forestry Expo was scheduled for May 1 through May 6 with the theme of “Forests-Landscapes of Many Uses.” The fifth grade student portion of the event was held May 1 through May 5. On Saturday, May 6 families were invited to share in expo activities from 9am to 3pm at the Trumbull Creek Educational Forest, located about two miles north of the junction of US Highway 2 and Montana Highway 40, just west of Columbia Falls, Montana.

Over 1,300 fifth grade students attended the Monday through Friday portion of Expo and over 600 adults and families attended the weekend event. The weekday program includes a wide range of topics including archeology, fisheries, plant identification, forest management, wildlife, riparian areas, low impact camping, fire, mill tour and ‘tread lightly’, 'share the trail' demonstration.