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Climate Smart Montana is a non-partisan, non-profit network with the goal of sharing information and resources to better coordinate community-based climate solutions and resiliency efforts in Montana.



Specific activities include:

  1. Collect and distribute the most relevant climate science materials, news, and resources.
  2. Share best practices and highlight success stories of communities that have adopted local climate solutions.
  3. Understand local challenges related to a shifting climate and share strategies to adapt to those changes.
  4. Facilitate community efforts to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy.
  5. Identify and obtain funds to strengthen community resilience across Montana.
  6. Encourage other communities to participate in this network and support their efforts to advance local climate solutions.

We have an unmoderated list serve ( to share information about resources, funding and educational opportunities.  For more information, contact Paul Lachapelle at


Upcoming and Past Events

October 3, 2019: Montana League of Cities and Towns 88th Annual Confernce presentation "Creating Climate Resilient Communities"

October 16, 2019: Institute on Ecosystems Rough Cut Science lecture "Creating Climate Resilient Communities"


Click here to learn more about the term 'community resiliency.'


Our partners include:

Lori and Robert Byron, MD, Montana Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate

Amy Cilimburg, Executive Director, Climate Smart Missoula

Karin Hilding, Senior Project Engineer, City of Whitefish

Deborah Hines, Co Director, South North Nexus

Robin Kelson, Board of Directors, Climate Smart Glacier Country

Paul Lachapelle, Professor, Montana State University Extension

Natalie Meyer, Sustainability Program Manager, City of Bozeman

Montana Energy Office at the Department of Environmental Quality

Nick Silverman, Hydroclimatologist, Adaptive Hydrology

Steve Thompson, Executive Director, National Center for Appropriate Technology


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