Share your time, talent and passion for conservation

There are many ways to help protect this place and inspire the next generation of conservationists. Volunteers are vital to the success of our conservation work in the Bitterroot Valley. It was volunteers who first started the Bitter Root Land Trust, and it’s volunteers who are the backbone of the land trust today. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form below. Stephanie Sipe, Communications and Outreach Manager, will be in touch with you to explore your volunteer interests.

To learn about volunteer opportunities at BRLT, please contact Stephanie Sipe at 406.375.0956 or by email.

Conservation Needs Leadership

Where do you fit in?

Host an Informational Gathering

Gather friends together and host a casual get-together. Past examples include an informal breakfast, lunch, cocktail evening, or picnic where you invite your friends and staff update them on projects, programs, and explore conservation opportunities.


Rally Your Co-workers or Employees

Organize volunteer groups from businesses, organizations, or clubs to help maintain trails, manage weeds and brush, or provide event support. Volunteering together can be a wonderful team-building experience for your family, church, or business.


Trail and Park Enhancements

Are you looking for ways to have fun outside while making a difference? How about helping us maintain some of the trails and public parks in Hamilton?

We need seasonal help to maintain the trails at Steve Powell Park, Skalkaho Bend Park and C. Ben White Memorial. Examples of tasks include spring clean-up, weed management, maintenance of nesting boxes, and other special projects. We invite you to give Kyle Anderson, Stewardship Coordinator, a call at 406.375.0956 or email him at to discuss how you’d like to help.


Assist with Special Events

If you like meeting people, designing exhibits/displays, handing out materials, and welcoming people, we’d love to see you at our special events.

Events vary by season and some examples include Farmers Market booths, pint nights at local breweries, and our annual Barn Dance. If you’re interested, please contact Stephanie Sipe, Communications and Development Coordinator, at 406.375.0956 or email her at


Take Photos

The Bitterroot Valley is rugged and beautiful, and a photographer’s dream. We are always looking for inspiring photos of the lands, waters, and wildlife around the Bitterroot Valley, and people interacting with the land. We’d love to feature your work on social media, in our newsletters, website, and other forms of outreach and communications materials.


Lead a Walk or Field Trip

We are looking for talented folks of all ages to lead various field trips such as farm and ranch tours, birding or wildflower walks, photography hikes, yoga and meditation sessions, or fishing excursions – just to name a few. We are open to your ideas and would explore what might be a great match. Staff would help plan and accompany the trip; safety is a high priority.


Spread the Word

If you would rather stay inside, yet play a role in conservation, we have a job for you. We need your assistance with sending out mailings to get the word out about our programs, funding conservation projects, and other updates.

Stuffing and sealing envelopes, and other small projects in the office, are great ways to help make a difference. It’s also a great way to get to know our staff.


Lend Your Expertise

There are multiple ways for professionals to donate their services to conserve, and celebrate, the water, wildlife, and working lands of the Bitterroot Valley.

Opportunities may exist for GIS experts, surveyors, writers, photographers, trail designers, educators, foresters and others who wish to help further our conservation and programming work.