October 17, Saturday, 10 am–2 pm
State Board Meeting
The next meeting of the NPSO State Board will be hosted by the High Desert Chapter. Location: Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave., downtown Bend, 541-385-6908.
July 15–17, 2016, Friday–Sunday
Annual Meeting 2016
The Emerald Chapter will host the 2016 NPSO Annual Meeting on a private forested 46 acre property near the majestic McKenzie River, a fifty-minute drive from Eugene. Location: McKenzie River Conference Center, Rainbow, Oregon.
For information on Blue Mountain Chapter call Jerry Baker,541-566-2244.
For questions, or to be added to the Cheahmill Chapter's email list for reminders of upcoming programs and events, please contact the Cheahmill Chapter President at ch_president@NPSOregon.org.
October 22, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: A Tale of Two Lilies.
Jordan Brown will be speaking about native plant conservation in the state of Oregon, specifically showcasing two spectacular endangered lilies: the western lily and Gentner's fritillary. The ongoing work with these two species exemplifies how our efforts can help conserve and recover imperiled plants as we gain more knowledge about them and the threats they face. Doors open at 6:45 pm for socializing, Meeting/Program starts at 7:00. Location: Carnegie Room, McMinnville Public Library, 225 NW Adams St. (corner of Hwy 99W and SW 2nd St.). Parking lot entrances on Adams and 2nd Streets. For more information, contact Lisa Blackburn, 503-538-3976 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 19, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Oregon Season Trackers.
Amy Grotta with Oregon State University Extension Service will discuss a new OSU program. Oregon Season Tracker is a localized application of the citizen scientist concept, focused on seasonal rainfall and plant monitoring. Oregon Season Tracker participates in the National Phenology Network, in which volunteers monitor selected native plants over the growing season. Doors open at 6:45 pm for socializing, Meeting/Program starts at 7:00. Location: Carnegie Room, McMinnville Public Library, 225 NW Adams St. (corner of Hwy 99W and SW 2nd St.). Parking lot entrances on Adams and 2nd Streets. For more information, contact Lisa Blackburn, 503-538-3976 or email@example.com.
For questions, information on upcoming events, or to be on the Corvallis chapter e-mail list, contact Jordan Brown at co_president@NPSOregon.org or 253-820-3934.
October 12, Monday, 7:30 pm
Talk: Acorns, Buntings and Cabernet -— Grassland Birds in our Changing Rural Landscapes.
How changes in land use, farm crops, farming methods, and residential landscaping have affected grassland birds in the Willamette Valley. Our speaker, Joel Geier, is a hydrogeologist who works seasonally on grassland bird research. His enduring passion, ever since encountering a patch of virgin prairie on the family farm, has been grassland ecology. Location: Avery House in Avery Park. For information, contact Jordan Brown at 253-820-3934 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Emerald Chapter Web site
to learn more about the latest chapter events, plant lists and botanical information about Lane County plants and the people who love them.
Conference Room at Lane County Mental Health, 2411 Martin Luther King Blvd. Turn off MLK Blvd. onto Scout Access Rd. across from Autzen and take the first left into the parking lot. The meeting room is on the right side as you face the building.
October 15, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: The Stunning Flowers and Landscapes of South Africa.
Bitty Roy and Michael Wherley will show us why South Africa is where plant people go on pilgrimage. There are expanses of desert blooms, savannah and grasslands, odd forests, and the fynbos, a Mediterranean shrubland with about 10,000 species, a large fraction of which are endemic. We will illustrate the flowers within the context of their landscapes, as well as some of their pollinators and herbivores. Location: Conference Room at Lane County Mental Health, see above for directions. For more information call 541-521-3964.
November 19, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Conserving Pollination Services in Tropical Forest Landscapes.
Pollinators and the services they provide are in decline worldwide, but the causes remain cryptic, particularly in tropical forest. Dr. Matthew Betts, associate professor of landscape ecology at Oregon State University, will summarize eight years of research designed to understand pollination dynamics in the montane tropical forests of Costa Rica. Topics include limitations to hummingbird movement, pollinator recognition by Heliconia tortuosa, and implications for coevolution and conservation. Location: Conference Room at Lane County Mental Health, see above for directions. For more information call Steven at 541-521-3964 or see http://emerald.npsoregon.org.
This is a newly formed chapter for the northern Oregon coast area. For more information, visit our Facebook page: NPSO-Filipendula Chapter, or contact Field Trip Chair Carla Cole, email@example.com.
For information, visit the High Desert Chapter website www.highdesertnpsoregon.org
, Facebook page: 'Native Plant Society of Oregon: High Desert Chapter', or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information, visit the Klamath Basin Chapter website: http://klamathbasinnps.com or contact the chapter president, Kim Elliott email@example.com
October 1, Thursday, 6:30–7:30 pm
Meeting/Program: First Chapter Meeting of the Fall!
Help us elect new officers and decide on program topics for the upcoming academic year. Location: Oregon Institute of Technology campus, DOW Center for Health Professions Room 252.
November 5, Thursday, 6:30–8 pm
Meeting/Program: Speaker and Topic TBA.
Location: Oregon Institute of Technology campus, DOW Center for Health Professions Room 252.
For information on the Mid-Columbia Chapter, contact Sara Wu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 23, Friday, 7 pm
Program: How Soils Influence Our Native Plants.
This event is on a Friday and does not meet at the usual location. James Cassidy will take us on a virtual tour of nearby Columbia Gorge sites to see what connections can be made between native plants and the soil they grow in. Cassidy is a soil scientist in the OSU Department of Horticulture. He often compares teaching to performing music. Location: Rockford Grange, 4250 Barrett Rd., Hood River. For information, contact Billy Don Robinson at 503-515-1708 or email@example.com. Directions from Hwy 84: Take the West Hood River exit #62 and turn south (away from the river). Immediately turn right on Country Club Rd. Drive 3 miles to the "T" intersection with Barrett Rd. and turn left. The Grange is on your left in 0.2 miles, a large white building with blue trim next to the Westside Firehouse.
If you would like to receive the semi-official Chapter e-mail newsletter, The Calochortus
, e-mail Don Jacobson
Facebook: Take a look at our Facebook page.
Native Plant Society of Oregon-Portland-Chapter. It will have the most up-to-date information on hike and other events as well as great plant pictures.
The Portland Chapter meets the second Thursday of most months in the Metro Building at 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland. Enter from NE Irving St. on the north side of the building and walk across the upper plaza to the entrance (not the door on 600 NE Grand Ave.). An attendant will let you in and direct you to the meeting room upstairs. Meetings and programs begin at 7 pm.
October 3, Saturday, 9 am
Field Trip: Abies ("True" Firs) Hike.
Leader Rick Shory has worked throughout the West as a Forest Service botanist. All the species of "true" fir (Abies) in the Northwest grow around Government Camp, on the southwest slope of Mt. Hood. Come learn about this important genus of conifers, how to distinguish the various species and tell them apart from other genera of trees. Location: Leave at 9:00 am from NW corner of NE Pacific St. and NE 99th Ave., near Gateway MAX station. Or meet near Government Camp at 10:30 am. Round-trip from downtown Portland, about 140 miles. Contact Rick Shory, firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-253-8100 to sign up and for location details.
October 8, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Volume 1 of the Flora of Oregon Is Here!
The first volume of the three-volume Flora of Oregon is now available, reflecting the work of dedicated staff and hundreds of volunteers over twenty years. Hear the stories of how Volume 1 developed, explore applications of the information from the introductory chapters, and discover how you can join in the exciting and meaningful work of the Oregon Flora Project with Director Linda Hardison. Meeting location: Metro Building, Portland, see above for details. Contact: Mary at email@example.com or 503-288-4340.
November 12, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Portland Area Meadows and Pollinators.
Can we all do more to bring back Oregon’s natural habitats? Join Mark Griswold Wilson, restoration ecologist and landscape designer, as he discusses the cultural history of the Willamette Valley’s prairie savannah landscape and a potential urban analog — the native plant meadow garden. He will present the idea of planting urban meadows as turf alternatives for: conserving water, improving water quality, providing habitat for pollinators, and introducing an interested gardening public to our native prairie plants. He will also identify some commonly seen urban bees and recommend native meadow plant communities to use in your own yard to provide a micro-habitat for them. Meeting location: Metro Building, Portland, see above for details. Contact: Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-288-4340.
To join the Siskiyou Chapter email list: Send an email, from the address at which you want to receive announcements, to email@example.com. No subject or message is required. You will get a confirmation email. If you would like to volunteer to lead a hike in 2015, make a suggestion, or provide feedback regarding the field trip program please contact Julie Spelletich at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SiskiyouChapterNativePlantSocietyOfOregon
October 15, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Oregon Rivers.
Author and photographer Tim Palmer will present a slide show based on his new book, Field Guide to Oregon Rivers.'This rare gem of a book is an excellent combination of art and science. Descriptions of ecology and natural history are accurately and eloquently written.'--Stan Gregory, distinguished professor of fisheries, Oregon State University. 'Here is an essential tool for anyone who paddles, fishes, explores, or wants to understand the natural history of our rivers and the challenges they face.'--John DeVoe, executive director of Oregon WaterWatch. Refreshments at 6:45 pm, meeting and program at 7:00. Location: Southern Oregon University Campus (exact location TBA). Free and open to the public. For information contact Dave at email@example.com.
This is a newly formed chapter. For more information, contact the chapter president, Alexis Brickner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit umpquavalleynativeplants.com for more information on chapter activities or to be added to our email list. Check out our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/UmpquaValleyNPSO. Not online - call Donna Rawson 541-459-2821.
For program information, contact John Savage at 503-399-8615 or Alexandra Ninneman at 503-391-4145.
Visit our Web site at http://williamcusick.npsoregon.org or contact Susan Geer at 541-963-0477 or Emelie Montgomery-Jones at 541-963-3339 for updates and general information. Chapter notices and communications are done primarily through a Google group. Members are reminded to contact Susan or Emelie if they want to be added to the Google group, or if they do not have internet access and want to be contacted by phone for events.