Dogs on City-Owned Conservation Land
Open Space Alert - Summer, 2014
Report uncontrolled dogs to Animal Control 406-541-7387.
Dog regulations on Missoula's Conservation Lands vary between individual properties and trailheads. In addition to posted regulations, it is the responsibility of every dog owner to respect other trail users by practicing good dog etiquette.
Missoula's conservation lands are preserved to protect local flora and fauna and native habitats. Dogs can cause major negative environmental impacts if they are not managed responsibly by their owner. It's up to you to pick up after your dog and to keep your dog from chasing wildlife. Protect your dog's right to use Missoula's Conservation Lands by being a responsible owner!
Leashes required in certain areas
- Dog owners must obey all posted regulations.
- Dogs must be leashed in parking areas and within 200 yards of trailheads.
- Once outside posted leash zones dogs may be off-leash but must remain under voice restraint.
- Open Space areas may be closed to dogs to protect vegetation or wildlife, or for maintenance projects.
It is illegal in the State of Montana for any dog to chase or harass wildlife or livestock. For more information, view the Living with Wildlife Brochure (PDF). Report uncontrolled dogs to Animal Control 406-541-7387.
When not on
You know your dog better than anyone
Pick Up After Your Dog
You are required by law to remove and dispose of your dog's excrement. Disposal of your dog's excrement helps minimize the spread of disease, maintain clean water, and is a courtesy to other visitors. Mutt Mitts for poop pickup