Bitterroot Resilience Forum


You are Invited….
To bring your perspective to resilience planning forums hosted by a coalition of local agencies, businesses and nonprofits.

Bitterroot Resilience Forum will include:

  • Expert presentations to increase understanding of our community’s vulnerabilities to anticipated climate changes
  • Resilience planning through facilitated group discussion and deliberation
  • Defining our own local action strategies to adapt to and mitigate climate impacts
  • Exploring a spectrUM science exhibit on climate impacts
  • Intergenerational dialogue
  • Ongoing follow-up planning for resilience preparedness (Click here to see the schedule)

Forum Topics

  • Drought & Flooding
  • Smoke & Fire
  • Extreme Heat

Space is limited - Register below by October 9th.

Friday Oct. 13th 10-2pm 

Resilience Day

Dr. Bruce Maxwell will present on forum
topics followed by facilitated breakout groups
for discussion. The forum will conclude with a
selected panel of subject experts and group

Free Lunch Provided for all participants

Wed Oct. 18th 5:30-7:30pm

Resilience Night

Summary of key takeaways from Resilience Day and facilitated breakout groups for additional discussion and follow up on issues and solutions.


Hamilton City Hall
223 S 2nd Street

Can you make it?  If so, please let us know by registering below.

<span style="font-size: 20px;">Featured Speaker<br />Dr. Bruce Maxwell</span>

Dr. Bruce Maxwell, Featured Speaker Dr. Bruce Maxwell is Professor of Agroecology/Applied Plant Ecology in the Dept of Land Resources and Environmental Science at MSU in Bozeman, Montana.  Bruce holds a doctorate degree in Crop Science and Forest Ecology from Oregon State University.

Following his BS degree he spent 2 years with his wife Anne in the Peace Corps in Micronesia.  Maxwell was instrumental in creating the interdisciplinary Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems (SFBS) undergraduate degree program.  He is currently lead investigator of a project on agricultural management optimization under high uncertainty.

Maxwell was lead author for the Agriculture Sector of the Montana Climate Assessment in 2017 and was appointed by the Governor of Montana in 2019 to be on the Montana Climate Solutions Council.  He was co-author of the Montana Climate Change and Human Health Report in 2021. Maxwell has received national awards for best researcher, outstanding teaching, best peer reviewed research papers and outstanding graduate student from the Weed Science Society of America. During his career he has published over 100 scientific peer reviewed journal articles and 13 invited book chapters, chaired and been a member of numerous national agricultural and ecological research grant review panels and been a member of two National Academy of Science National Research Council Committees on Agriculture.