Neil Meyer

Community leader. Conservation advocate. Award-winning logger. Good neighbor. 

Just a few ways to describe Neil Meyer, one of the Swan Valley’s greatest treasures. Neil and his equally-treasured wife, Dixie, have spent their lives in the Swan, serving as some of the valley’s most effective ambassadors through their work with the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society and Swan Valley Museum. Neil has spent his career in the woods, logging and advocating for sound forest management. He was a founding member of the Swan Citizens Ad Hoc Committee and later of Swan Ecosystem Center, serving as board chair for many years. When SEC merged with Northwest Connections, he joined the board of Swan Valley Connections and continues to be an outspoken advocate for conservation education in this role. Neil and Dixie are known for getting things done, helping others, and welcoming folks to their home to share the history of life in the Swan. They are such good neighbors they were honored by Governor Bullock with the Montana Good Neighbor award in 2016. Join us in wishing Neil and Dixie a happy 61st anniversary later this month!


Do you support sound forest management? Honor Neil and his life’s work and help us achieve another 20 years of conservation and education success by joining our $20,000 fundraising challenge! Visit for details.