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Montana State University Extension Climate Science is a statewide educational outreach network that provides unbiased, research-based climate science resources to practical needs identified by the people of Montana in their home communities.

Goals and Objectives

1. Increase the number of Extension educators with the skills & knowledge related to climate variability & adaptation by building a bridge with common sense, applicability, and relevance to real life.

2. Create a statewide environment that supports and encourages opportunities in education related to climate variability and adaptation through improved communication, partnerships with field Extension who know their communities best, the tools they need/want, and how to serve them best.

3. Design and deliver science-based research, education resources and engaged leadership programs related to climate variability and adaptation to benefit all Montanans through creativity, imagination, and 'outside the box' thinking.


2017 Climate Science Outreach and Education Forum 

Climate Science 101

How Montana Agriculture Can Respond to Changing Weather and Climate Patterns

2015 Montana State University Extension Climate Science Conference - View conference videos

NOAA's state summary - Montana

National Climate Assessment - Great Plains

Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network


Upcoming Events

Other Resources



Northern Plains Climate Hub - USDA

Montana Climate Office - UM

Montana Climate Assessment - IoE

WAFERx - Bioenergy and carbon capture and sequestration - MSU, USD, & UW


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montana State University and the Montana State University Extension Service prohibit discrimination in all of their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jeff Bader, Director of Extension, Extension Service, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717