Join us for an overview of how coal, oil and gas extraction impacts rural communities in the West, how residents adapt, how they can benefit, and impacts to farm/ranch operations and water quality, at a free presentation6-8pm Thursday October 17, 2019 at the Lewistown Public Library. The event is open to the public, and sponsored by the Central Montana Resource Council.  


Speakers Julia Haggerty, MSU associate professor of Geography, and Stephanie Ewing, MSU associate professor of Soil Biogeochemistry, will share research about experiences of landowners and communities in Montana & the rural Western US that host large-scale energy development, and impacts to farm and ranch operations. Water quality issues in Central Montana that may interact with oil and gas development will also be discussed. 


Both speakers look forward to responding to questions from the audience. 


Doors open at 6pm for social & refreshments, 6:30-7:30 presentation/QA; 7:45 drawing for two winning tickets from CMRC's 6th Annual Gun Raffle fundraiser. 


  • Occurred Thursday, October 17th, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Lewistown Public Library

712 W Main Street
Lewistown , MT 59457