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Bulletin of the
Native Plant Society of Oregon
Dedicated to the enjoyment, conservation, and study
of Oregon's native vegetation
|Volume 32||Number 12||
Itís Renewal Time
In this issue
Oregon Plant Conservation Biology Program, by Bob Meinke
Summer Intern Report, by Cormac Collier
Rough and Ready Mine Update and Call for Letters
Printable Membership form
|Jan 22, Sat.||Board Meeting: 10 A.M. Leach Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave., Portland.|
|Dec. 6, Mon.||Meeting: Small Business Development Center, SE 1st & Dorian, Pendleton. Dr. Steven Link from WSU Tri-Cities campus, will give a slide presentation on "Plants of the Sand Dunes."|
|Meeting: The Cheahmill Chapter has no meeting in December.|
|Dec. 13, Mon.||Meeting: Holiday Gathering,
7:00 P.M. at Loren Russell home in Corvallis. Please bring a dessert to
share, about 20 interesting slides, photos, or show and tell items for
the annual get together. For more information please contact Loren at (policy).
New Officers for the Corvallis Chapter:
Emerald (20th Anniversary Year)
|Dec. 13, Mon.||Meeting: Holiday Gathering at 7:30 P.M. Room 110, Science Building, LCC main campus. Annual holiday party! Bring 10-12 of your favorite slides, and if you wish, a finger food snack. Your chapter will provide punch, tea, and holiday decorations. See you there! Directions: Due to construction around the LCC Science building where our meetings are held, you will have to follow a new access route. Please allow a few min. extra time to get to our meeting room. Park in the southeast corner of the south parking lot, walk down the east end of parking lot to east end of Science building. NOTE: change from fourth to second Monday this month only.|
|Jan. 8, Sat.||Field Trip: Lichen field trip to ash forest and swamp in Corvallis area led by Andrea Ruchty from OSU. Meet 9:00 A.M. at South Eugene High School. Back early P.M. Maybe lunch at Nearly Normal's? Bring hand lens and wear waterproof boots. For more information call Peggy Robinson, (policy).|
|Jan. 24, Mon.||Meeting: 7:30 P.M. Room 110, Science Building, LCC main campus. "The Beautiful Blues: A Botanical Tour of the Mountains of Northeast Oregon". Danna Lytjen, long-time botanist in northeast Oregon, will present a slide show on the diverse flora and exotic terranes of the Blue Mountains.|
|Jan. 29, Sat.||Field Trip: Winter Twigs of Alton Baker Park led by Dr. Rhoda Love. Meet 10:00 A.M. at north end of Autzen Foot Bridge. Finished by noon. Dress for rain and bring hand lens and pocket knife. $2.00 charge for winter twig key. For more information call Peggy Robinson, (policy).|
|Feb. 12, Sat.||Field Trip: Half-day local field trip to study lichens led by Daphne Stone. Meet South Eugene High School at 9:30 A.M. Prepare for rain and bring hand lens. For more information call Peggy Robinson, (policy).|
|Feb. 28, Mon.||Meeting: 7:30 P.M. Room 110, Science Building, LCC campus. "Botanizing In Baja". Gail Baker will present a slide illustrated plant ecology travelogue of the northern and southern regions of the Baja peninsula including the flora of islands in the Sea of Cortez. She has been studying plants in Baja since 1973 and her most recent visit was in March 1999.|
|For information on the High Desert Chapter, call Stu Garrett at (policy).|
|For information on the Klamath Basin Chapter, call David Lebo at (policy).|
|Dec. 1, Wed.||Meeting: 7:30 P.M. at the Discovery Center Theater in The Dalles. PROGRAM CHANGE: Jerry Igo, video maker extraordinary, and teacher of classes and leader of tours focusing on Lewis and Clark, will treat us to his newest video, "On the Trail of Lewis and Clark: Scientific Discoveries." This video shows the flora and fauna first found on the Lewis and Clark expedition at the original sites.|
|Jan. 5, Wed.||Meeting: 7:30 P.M at the Discovery Center Theatre in The Dalles. Botanist and chapter member Caitlin Cray will give a slide show on using lupines in restoration work in the National Forests, titled "Common Garden Study of Broadleaf Lupine from Mt. Hood National Forest: A Step Towards Using Native Plants without Losing Too Many Native Genes in Large Scale Revegetation Projects."|
|For information on the North Coast Chapter, call Christine Stanley, (policy).|
|Dec. 14, Tues.||Meeting: 7:00 P.M. (Room open for socializing 6:30 P.M.) Room 355, Fireside Room, First United Methodist Church, 1838 Jefferson St., Portland. This is the annual members' slide night. Bring your favorites!|
|Dec. 16, Thurs.||Meeting: 7:00 P.M. Connie and Julian Battaile will host the Annual Dessert Potluck at their home in Ashland, 1216 Tolman Creek Road. In addition, Jim Duncan and Elaine Plaisance will present "Native Plants of Morocco" a slide show of their travels. For directions, call Connie or Julian at (policy). NOTE: Please Park in the Street.|
|Meeting: Dec. 9, Thurs. Meeting: Potluck and slideshow at Hillcrest Vineyard, 240 Vineyard Lane, Roseburg. Dinner will begin at 6:30 and slideshow will follow. Call Richard Sommer at (policy) for more information.|
|For information on the Willamette Valley Chapter, call Walt Yungen at (policy).|
|For information on the William Cusick Chapter,
watch for notices in the local paper or call Barbara Russell at (policy).
|Field trips take place rain or shine, so proper dress and
footwear are essential. Trips may be strenuous and/or hazardous. Participation
is at your own risk. Please contact the trip leader or chapter representative
about difficulty, distance, and terrain to be expected on field trips.
Bring water and lunch. All NPSO field trips are open to the public at no
charge (other than contribution to carpool driver) and newcomers and visitors
are always welcome.
|The Forest Service and other agencies have set policies limiting group size in many wilderness areas to 12. The reason is to limit human impacts on these fragile areas. Each group using wilderness areas should be no larger than 12.|
They do not represent the opinions of the Native Plant Society of Oregon, unless so stated.
Historical Summary, Highlights, and Facts Regarding the Plant Conservation Biology Program at the Oregon Department of Agriculture
Passage of SB 533 resulted in an endangered plant species protection and research program (currently called the Plant Conservation Biology Program) being created within state government, housed in the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). This program officially got off the ground in February of 1988, with the hiring of one employee (Bob Meinke). Expectations were high that ODA would hire additional state-funded plant conservation staff members over the next two to three years.
In a nutshell, state laws associated with the program (i.e., ORS 564.100-564.135) provide ODA with the authority to (1) list species as endangered or threatened (after appropriate study); (2) regulate research and commercial activities associated with such taxa on state lands; and (3) provide advice on conservation efforts for listed species. This is all contingent on available public funding.
State laws do not allow the regulation of listed plant species on private lands, and do not give ODA absolute authority over other state or local agencies in the management of such species on their lands. In dealing with other state agencies ODA can only act in an advisory capacity, more or less comparable to the way the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service advises federal agencies (such as BLM and the Forest Service) regarding federal endangered species issues.
The first 19 plant species were listed as Threatened or Endangered under state law in late 1989 - there were three federally listed species at this time.
Oregon Administrative Rules were developed by Bob Meinke, concurrent with the first T/E listings (in 1989), and provided a legal framework for developing conservation plans and protection goals on state-owned lands.
NPSO and ODA initiated a jointly-funded internship program in 1989, which provided much needed early assistance with field projects - over 30 interns have served in this program through 1999.
The 1989 legislature did not provide a significant budget increase to protect plants in the field -- no additional ODA botanists were hired despite earlier expectations.
With state money not forthcoming, efforts were made to secure federal and private grants to fund program field work and increase staffing - considerable time was spent (and continues to be spent) in writing and submitting grants, resulting in enough outside funding to hire a second employee (Tom Kaye) in 1990.
Subsequent legislative sessions have not resulted in funding boosts for the program, except for nominal increases to cover inflation - for example, the annual budget for July 1999-July 2000 essentially has only enough money to cover office-related overhead, indirect costs, and the salary for one botanist. After such deductions, less than $8,000 of state money is available annually to support actual field expenses.
Based on ODA research and survey efforts, additional species were listed under state law in 1995, bringing the state total of legally protected species to 61 - the federal government has seven Oregon plant species listed by this time.
ODA-sponsored rules changes associated with the 1995 listings revise the wording of state plant conservation laws, so that state-listed species are now clearly protected on all non-federal public lands, include county, city, and school district properties, among others. This revision was based on advice from the Oregon Attorney General's office.
An estimated 650 populations of these 61 listed species (based on partially on TNC data, as well as ODA fieldwork) now fall under the regulatory and protective auspices of ODA, many of these along roadsides or in other difficult to manage sites. Keeping track of even a fraction of these becomes a daunting task without funding increases.
To enhance the program and augment staffing, a cooperative agreement was established between ODA and OSU in 1992 to allow the program to share facilities and space with the OSU Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology. Bob Meinke was appointed to the Botany faculty at OSU in 1994, permitting his supervision of OSU graduate students who work on projects beneficial to native plant conservation in Oregon. Dr. Meinke currently serves as major advisor to five grad students (4 M.S. and one Ph.D.) in this program, all of them working on rare plants.
The 1996 floods devastated parts of Salem, and virtually destroyed the ODA building, with many plant conservation biology records and pre-1995 reports lost. Operations shifted almost entirely to Corvallis and OSU at this time.
By the mid-1990's, a strong research program was established through federal grants, and by 1998, the program had three full-time employees at ODA (Bob Meinke, Steve Gisler, and Kelly Amsberry), and one at OSU (Tom Kaye). Non-state funding covers nearly all work and salaries.
To maintain the program's field efforts and staff levels, an estimated 60% of Bob Meinke's time is spent in grant acquisition and project supervision.
ODA and the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife opposed the 1999 legislative effort to repeal SB 533, and were strongly supported by NPSO and other groups. The bill to repeal (SB 1111) was ultimately tabled in committee and narrowly averted being sent to the Senate floor.
ODA expects to propose de-listing some species for the first time, in the year 2000. Luina serpentina, Mimulus patulus, and Senecio erterrae have all been shown to be secure, based on extensive multi-year evaluations by ODA. Other species may be added to the protective lists, however, including the recently named Mimulus evanescens from the Great Basin, and an as yet unnamed species of Perideridia from southern Oregon.
Bob Meinke's group at ODA and OSU has proposed and implemented 39 externally-funded projects since 1995, and is currently involved in 19 on-going research projects, all designed to protect and conserve native species. Tom Kaye, who has operated a semi-independent plant demography program for ODA at OSU since 1996, has directed studies on an additional thirteen species, with most of these long-term, multi-year projects.
Only three of the species ODA has studied since 1995 are federally listed - all others are state-listed only or are state candidates (there has been concern voiced that ODA neglects state-listed species and only works on federally-listed plants).
Several plants new to science have been uncovered through ODA fieldwork in recent years, including new species of Mimulus, Minuartia, Kalmiopsis, Castilleja, Perideridia, and Astragalus. All are rare and several are worthy of serious conservation efforts.
ODA staff has participated in many state, national, and (through OSU) international conferences, describing the results of plant conservation efforts in Oregon. Presentations on rare plant research activities have been published in leading journals, reporting on pollination, mycorrhizal, taxonomic,and species re-introduction studies led by ODA staff and grad students.
Despite the chronic lack of state funding, ODA continues to support state and local agencies and react to citizen complaints re: listed plants. The research side of the program may appear (to some observers) to be over-emphasized at the expense of addressing local botanical issues, but this is only because everyone and everything except Bob Meinke is federally funded off research-oriented grant monies - this includes all salaries, grad student support, travel, supplies, etc. Remaining staff members can only work on the projects they are specifically funded for, resulting in most of their activities being conducted on federal lands.
If and when state funding is enhanced, more positions would be hired through ODA to respond to local plant problems. As it stands, ODA must rely on the agencies or local governments that actually own state lands to police their listed species, with ODA giving advice as staffing and budget allows. ODA is always open to suggestions regarding how to improve its public service.
Discovering the Illinois Valley
Summer Intern Report
by Cormac Collier
The following is the third in a series of four articles in which NPSO/ODA interns discuss their activities during the 1999 field season. Interns were selected from a pool of applicants and worked with scientists from the Oregon Department of Agriculture/OSU Plant Conservation Biology Program to carry out research related to threatened and endangered species in Oregon. Project locations ranged from coastal beaches to serpentines of southwestern Oregon to the eastsideís high desert. Interns were jointly funded by NPSO, state, and federal dollars and plan to use their experience to further their careers in botany and biology. The following article by Cormac Collier describes his impressions from monitoring populations of Cookís desert-parsley (Lomatium cookii) in the Illinois Valley and his opinions about local mining activities (see the January 1999 NPSO Bulletin for more background on this subject). Thanks again to NPSO for contributing to botanical education and work experience.
Plant Conservation Biology Program
Oregon Department of Agriculture
Last year, I spent about three months on the road traveling from the shores of the east to the shores of the west. My continental cross ended at the Pacific Ocean south of Santa Cruz, California. Then, heading north, I puttered along the coast, stopping here and there to hike around and explore. I broke away from the blue waters at Crescent City and climbed into the hills of the Siskiyous. The beautiful Smith River flowed on my right through a tremendous gorge that reminded me of a favorite spot back in Vermont. Up and over the pass, my trusty gas guzzler took me, and down into the Illinois valley. I spent the night in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area. I woke up, made a little breakfast, sat next to a friendly tree and read a couple of chapters from my book. Looking back on it now, it was one of those memories that makes you smile.
Little did I know that a year later I would return to this special area as an intern for the Plant Conservation Biology Program. Our study plant was Cookís desert parsley, Lomatium cookii, a state listed endangered species. Two population centers are known for L. cookii, one in the agate desert north of Medford, and one here in the Illinois valley. Our project focused on three sites. All sites were sampled for plant density, and one site was also sampled for demographic data to determine the survival rates of plants.
We set to work underneath a bright sun. My eyes were slow to receive the glare, having been used to the gray tones of winter. It was just my kind of luck to settle down in Oregon to experience one of the wettest winters on record. Needless to say, I welcomed the sun with open arms. Beginning with the density plots, we counted plants in each of several life-history stages based on vegetative plant sizes (v2, v3) and number of flowering umbels on reproductive plants (r1, r2, and r3). A soothing mantra emanated from the group with sounds of "v2, v2, v3, v2, r2, v2," as we counted plants in these classes. Low budget bingo played out by dedicated botanists. In between the numbers we shared stories and amusing jokes that we had picked up through the years. The award for best joke about a 1000 ducks went to our leader Tom Kaye while the best Scottish accent fell on fellow worker Kendra Mingo.
At night we camped out along one of the Illinois River's forks. We took a few strolls here and there to check out the surrounding plant community. A beautiful patch of the alien like Pitcher Plant (Darlingtonia californica) sprang out from a moist seep on the hillside. A few Bolanderís lilies (Lilium bolanderi) broke free from the shade of the understory. Helleborine (Epipactis gigantea) and California ladyís-slipper (Cypripedium californicum) displayed their brilliant flowers along the banks of the road. It was my first opportunity to see both of these plants.
The botanical riches here in the Klamath Knot are amazing. Unfortunately the abundant diversity that this area offers is threatened by mining. As I am sure most of you are aware of, the Nicore mine project has proposed extracting nickel laterite ore in the upper headwaters region of the Rough and Ready Creek. The four mine sites are located in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness area, a rich region of relatively undisturbed beauty. The U.S. Forest Service recently issued the Final Environmental Impact Decision on the proposed mine. The Forest Service's decision allows for a 5,000 ton bulk sample to be extracted using helicopter transportation. The mine operator is required to prove that he can make a profit from the initial extraction before any further mining will be allowed. This seems like quite a task because analysts have projected a 10 million dollar loss under the current plan. Why the bulk sample is even being given the green light is rather confusing. According to the 1872 Mining Law the right to mine is allowed only when a valuable mineral has been discovered. The market for low grade laterite is at an extremely low point. Even more troubling, is that Nicore has neglected to provide the Forest Service with documents demonstrating the profitability of the mine. The alternative that the Forest Service has selected is a lot less destructive than Nicoreís initial proposal. However, this justification for this new alternative plan is preposterous.
An interesting note to the controversy surrounding the 1872 mining law concerns our project with the Lomatium cookii. One subpopulation in our study is located directly next to another existing mining claim in the Illinois Valley. The owner of that mine could obtain the option to develop the land in the future, thus throwing the fate of the lomatium habitat into the hands of some eager individual ready to plant his new garden with the latest petunia hybrids.
The 1872 Mining Law is simply an outdated mandate that calls for the reaping of a one-time devastating harvest of resources from public land in the name of western expansion. The law can be used to buy vast of parcels of public land for as low as five dollars an acre and then sell them back to the government for millions.
Well, I am sure the debate on the 1872 Mining Law will continue, and you don't need to read too much from me telling you how wrong it is. Coming from the northeast coast where mining is not as big of an issue, I was surprised at the intensity of the debate, especially within the serpentine areas of southwest Oregon. I am grateful for having had the chance to explore the rolling hills of the Kalmiopsis and splash in the crystal clear waters of the Rough and Ready. I would hate to see the uniqueness of this area spoiled.
I would like to thank the Native Plant Society of Oregon and Tom Kaye
for giving me the opportunity to learn more about plant conservation. I
would also like to thank my fellow workers Kendra Mingo, Diana Fodor, Mitchell
McGlaughlin, and Seth Bond for being such good folks and for sharing the
stories around the campfire.
Bob Powne, Dec. 31, 1926 ñ Oct. 23, 1999
Marvel Gillespie informs us with the sad news that Bob Powne passed away recently. She says: "Bob and I have been doing the Bulletin mailing for four years now, and he helped with the September labeling, etc. and took it all to the post office. A good helper, loyal, dedicated to native plants and a grand guy to know--a lot of folks, friends and family members will miss him greatly."
Opportunities for Protection of Southwest Oregon's Botanically Rich Lands in the Year Ahead
The remainder of the 20th century and the year 2000 holds great potential to achieve permanent and comprehensive protection for one of the most botanically rich areas in the nation. But this will only happen if those with an interest in southwest Oregon's Josephine ophiolite and botanical wealth are prepared to roll up our sleeves to take advantage of the periodic but rare phenomenon of an outgoing President with an environmentally friendly administration.
Rough and Ready Creek and the surrounding botanically rich Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands have one of the highest concentrations of rare plants in the nation. The West Fork Illinois River Watershed, including the Rough & Ready Creek and Oregon Mountain Botanical Areas and the Rough and Ready Creek, Woodcock Bog and French Flat Areas of Critical Environment Concern, is ranked number one out of 1400 fifth field watersheds in the number of rare plants in the state of Oregon. The Eight Dollar Mountain Botanical Area and ACEC and the Days Gulch and Babyfoot Lake Botanical Areas, just to the north, add to the botanical richness of this unique area. Generally these areas can be called the South Kalmiopsis.
The geology and great antiquity that make this sparsely timbered land so exceptional and nationally outstanding botanically also is cause for one of its greatest threats mining for nickel-laterites (ancient residual soils) and for gold. The Forest Service's guide to serpentine plant associations in northwestern California has found that surface mining is the greatest threat to rare species. The proposed Nicore Mine in the Rough & Ready Creek Watershed is a prime example of the threat. A gold mine is also currently proposed in the Eight Dollar Mountain Botanical Area and another large
gold mining operation is proposed for the Josephine Creek area.
In August, Senator Ron Wyden wrote to the President of the United States asking that he direct his administration to work with him and other interested Oregonians to secure additional protection for some extraordinary lands Rough and Ready Creek is one of the five areas in the Senator's letter. The public's job in the next several months is to support Senator Wyden's proposal to protect Rough and Ready Creek and to convince the Senator and the rest of Oregon's congressional delegation that the proposed protection must included all Siskiyou National Forest Service lands on the eastern boundary of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, from just north of the Wild and Scenic Illinois River corridor to the California border (approximately 150,000 acres), and adjacent BLM ACECs and botanically important lands. This area as an ecological whole has long deserved permanent protection and the time to achieve this is NOW.
Next, the public must let the President of the United States know that Oregon wants this larger area protected and that we support Senator Wyden's conservation initiative plus. And finally, any protective strategy must include withdrawal of the area from mineral entry. Letters to Forest Service Chief Mike Dombeck are needed asking him to immediately recommend that the Secretary of Interior withdraw Rough and Ready Creek and the South Kalmiopsis area (described above) from mineral entry in order to preserve the status quo while protective strategies are being considered.
RIGHT NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO WRITE A LETTER!
·Senator Ron Wyden, 717 Hart Senate Building, Washington, D.C. 20510-3703
·President William Clinton, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20500
·Chief Mike Dombeck, P.O. Box 96090, Washington, DC 20090-6090
Friends of the Oregon Flora Project ñ into the New Millennium
The Oregon Flora Project has big plans for the year 2000.
Members are preparing a demonstration of the electronic plant Atlas and
a checklist of Oregon sedges, rushes, lilies, and orchids. The Asteraceae
Checklist will be put online on the OSU Herbarium web site. A push will
be made to gather more plant site records for mapping. We of the Friends
Committee are grateful for the sponsorship of NPSO as we work to raise
funds to produce the new Flora of Oregon.
The Friends Committee now has seven active members.
We are currently working on grant proposals to support the project and
designing a portable information display to use next spring. We now have
over 100 Friends. As we approach the new millennium please consider a special
end of the year donation. Join if you are not a member or meet the Igo
Challenge at your next chapter meeting. Thank you NPSOers for your support!
If you would like to help, please contact Keli Kuykendall at (policy) or write her at the Friends address.
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Events
Sun., December 5, 10-noon: Fire Ecology Walk at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum.
Led by Timothy Ingelsby, Fire Ecologist, University of Oregon, this will
be a fairly strenuous hike to the summit to view the effects of the August
Wed., December 22, 10-11:30 am: Winter Solstice Celebration. With Daniel
Ray, reader and storyteller. An informal gathering to honor the solstice
and share a passion for nature as expressed in literature. Bring your favorite
readings to share or just enjoy being read to. At the Arboretum's Visitor
Center. Hot cider will be served. $2 Donation. Call 747-1504 for details.
NPSO Membership Form: print, clip and mail Membership is for the calendar year. New memberships enrolled after September 1 include the following year. Send completed form and full remittance to: Jan Dobak, NPSO Membership Chair, 2584 NW Savier St., Portland, OR 97210-2412 Name ______________________________________________ Address ____________________________________________ City _______________________________________________ State _______________ Zip+4 __________________________ Phone ______________________________________________ E-Mail _____________________________________________ Chapter (if known) ___________________________________ Is this a change of address? If so, please write your old address here: ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ Please make checks for dues and contributions payable to: native plant society of oregon DUES include monthly Bulletin and Kalmiopsis when published. Membership is for calendar year. January to December. ( ) New ( ) Renewal ( ) Student $12 ( ) Regular $18 ( ) Family $24 ( ) Sustaining $50 ( ) Patron $100 ( ) Life Membership $500 ( ) Subscription Only (Bulletin & Kalmiopsis)$18 Only for those who wish to subscribe, but do not want to have full membership status. Contributions to NPSO are tax deductible. Jean Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund $ _______ Leighton Ho Memorial Field Botany Award Fund $ _______ Rare and Endangered Plant Fund $ _______ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Membership in the Native Plant Society of Oregon is open to all. Membership applications, renewals and change of address (include old address) should be sent to the Membership Chair State officers: Chapter Presidents: State Committee Chairs: Publications
wildfire and signs of new growth. Meet at the Arboretum's Visitor Center. $3 donation (members free). Call 747-1504 for details.
Directors (to 6/2000)
Dan Luoma, Ben Fawver, Steven
Directors (to 6/2001)
Dave Dobak, Esther McEvoy, Veva
Bruce Newhouse; (policy)
Immediate Past President
Michael McKeag (policy)
Rhoda Love (policy)
Blue Mountain (Pendleton)
Jerry Baker (policy)
Kareen B. Sturgeon (policy)
Gaylee Goodrich/Esther McEvoy
Marcia Cutler (policy)
High Desert (Bend)
Stu Garrett (policy)
David Lebo (policy)
Jerry Igo (policy)
Christine Stanley (policy)
Shane Latimer (policy)
Jim Duncan & Elaine Plaisance
Umpqua Valley (Roseburg)
Richard Sommer (policy)
Willamette Valley (Salem)
Walt Yungen (policy)
Wm Cusick (La Grande)
Frazier Nichol (policy)
Jerry Igo (policy)
Conservation, East Side
Stu Garrett (policy)
Conservation, West Side
Steven L. Jessup (policy)
Jan Dobak (policy)
Budgets and Grants
Dan Luoma (policy)
Richard Greenough firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Ann Vorobik (policy)
Karl Anderson (policy)
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Last Modified December 5, 1999.
The Friends Committee now has seven active members. We are currently working on grant proposals to support the project and designing a portable information display to use next spring. We now have over 100 Friends. As we approach the new millennium please consider a special end of the year donation. Join if you are not a member or meet the Igo Challenge at your next chapter meeting. Thank you NPSOers for your support! If you would like to help, please contact Keli Kuykendall at (policy) or write her at the Friends address.
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Events
Sun., December 5, 10-noon: Fire Ecology Walk at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum.
Led by Timothy Ingelsby, Fire Ecologist, University of Oregon, this will
be a fairly strenuous hike to the summit to view the effects of the August
Wed., December 22, 10-11:30 am: Winter Solstice Celebration. With Daniel Ray, reader and storyteller. An informal gathering to honor the solstice and share a passion for nature as expressed in literature. Bring your favorite readings to share or just enjoy being read to. At the Arboretum's Visitor Center. Hot cider will be served. $2 Donation. Call 747-1504 for details.
NPSO Membership Form: print, clip and mail-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Membership is for the calendar year.
New memberships enrolled after September 1 include the following year.
Send completed form and full remittance to:
Jan Dobak, NPSO Membership Chair, 2584 NW Savier St., Portland, OR 97210-2412
State _______________ Zip+4 __________________________
Chapter (if known) ___________________________________
Is this a change of address?
If so, please write your old address here:
Please make checks for dues and contributions payable to:
native plant society of oregon
DUES include monthly Bulletin and Kalmiopsis when published. Membership is for calendar year. January to December.
( ) New
( ) Renewal
( ) Student $12
( ) Regular $18
( ) Family $24
( ) Sustaining $50
( ) Patron $100
( ) Life Membership $500
( ) Subscription Only (Bulletin & Kalmiopsis)$18
Only for those who wish to subscribe,
but do not want to have full membership status.
Contributions to NPSO are tax deductible.
Jean Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund
Leighton Ho Memorial Field Botany Award Fund
Rare and Endangered Plant Fund
Membership in the Native Plant Society of Oregon is open to all.
Membership applications, renewals and change of address (include old address) should be sent to the Membership Chair
State Committee Chairs: