State & Chapter Events

Updated 10 October 2014
 

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State High Desert Siskiyou
Blue Mountain Klamath Basin South Coast
Cheahmill Mid-Columbia Umpqua Valley
Corvallis North Coast Willamette Valley
Emerald Portland William Cusick

State

January 31, Saturday, 2015 10am - 2pm
State Board Meeting The next state board meeting will be hosted by the Corvallis Chapter. Location: 2087 Cordley Hall on the Oregon State University campus, parking information and directions to be provided.
May 29-31, Friday-Sunday, 2015
NPSO Annual Meeting 2015 The Mid-Columbia Chapter will host the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Native Plant Society of Oregon in Hood River. Details will appear in future Bulletins and online.

Blue Mountain

For information on Blue Mountain Chapter call Jerry Baker,541-566-2244.
Meetings: The chapter will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, continuing on into next spring. All meetings will be in the Theater Room of The Prodigal Son Brewery in Pendleton.
December 17, Wednesday, 7 pm
Meeting/Talk: Tribal Restoration Project: Umatilla NF Botany Program Joan Frazee, botany program manager on the Umatilla National Forest, will share program highlights and challenges in TES plants, invasive plants and native plants. Location: Theater Room at The Prodigal Son Brewery, 230 SE Court Ave., Pendleton. No-host food, drink and munchies available

Cheahmill

For more information, visit the chapter Web site, www.oregon-nativeplants.com. To be added to the e-mail list for upcoming programs and events, please contact cheahmillchapternpso@comcast.net.

There will be no chapter meeting in December.
January 22, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Ecological Studies of the Northern Oregon Cascades Jake Hurlbert will describe the ecology of the Cascades area, mostly from the Estacada drainage up to Mr. Hood. He will stress the relationship between the members of the Oregon biota, including mushrooms, plants, and a few insects. Hurlbert is a member of several mycological societies in the Pacific NW. Recently he developed eight regional biota studies of Oregon. Doors open at 6:45 pm for socializing. Meeting/Program starts at 7 pm. 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. For more information contact: Lisa Blackburn, 503-538-3976 or blackburnlisag@gmail.com.
February 26, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Rock Stars of the Western Cascades. Emerald Chapter member Tanya Harvey will show photos of rock-loving plants that grow in Oregon’s Western Cascades. She will talk about the different types of rocky habitats, where they can be found, and share some good locations to look for them. For information about her plant explorations, visit her website, westerncascades.com. Tanya will bring her art, photo cards, and bird ornaments for sale (see tanyaharveydesign.com). Doors open at 6:45 pm for socializing, Meeting/Program starts at 7 pm. 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. For more information contact: Lisa Blackburn, 503-538-3976 or blackburnlisag@gmail.com.

Corvallis

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.
December 8, Monday, 7 pm
Meeting: Annual Corvallis Winter Party! Come one, come all and join us for some holiday cheer and appreciation for another year with our native plants and enthusiasts. Please bring some digital images of your botanical adventures and a dessert to share with the group. Location: Loren and Flo will be hosting at their home, 3420 SW Willamette Ave., Corvallis. For more information, contact Loren at loren.russell@comcast.net.

Emerald

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.
Meeting location: 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.
December 18, Thursday, 7 pm
Event: Holiday Social and Picture Show. Bring 10 to 12 digital photos and a snack to share if you wish. Come and socialize with others who share your interest in native plants. Meeting location: Conference Room at Lane County Mental Health, see above for directions. For more information call 541-349-9999.
January 15, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Rock Stars of the Western Cascades. Tanya Harvey will show photos of rock-loving plants that grow in Oregon's Western Cascades. She will talk about the different types of rocky habitats, where they can be found, and share some good locations to look for them. For information about her plant explorations, visit her website, westerncascades.com. Tanya will bring her art, photo cards, and bird ornaments for sale (see tanyaharveydesign.com). Location: Conference Room at Lane County Mental Health, see above for directions. For more information call Kim at 541-726-8057.
February 19, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Knobcone Pine and KMX (Knobcone x Monterey Pine Cross) in Lane County. Charlene Simpson tells us about recent Lane County sightings of knobcone pine further north than previously documented. We may have an identification problem. Perhaps we are seeing the hybrid knobcone x Monterey pine cross created by geneticists for the forest products industry. To be accepted for listing by the Oregon Flora Project a taxon must be reproducing and maintaining away from cultivation. Location: Conference Room at Lane County Mental Health, see above for directions. For more information call 541-349-9999.

High Desert

For information, visit the High Desert Chapter website www.highdesertnpsoregon.org, Facebook page: 'Native Plant Society of Oregon: High Desert Chapter', or email highdesertnpso@gmail.com.

Klamath Basin

For information, visit the Klamath Basin Chapter website: http://klamathbasinnps.com or contact the chapter president, Melissa Schroeder pres@klamathbasinnps.com.
December 4, Thursday, 6 pm
Meeting: Holiday Potluck. Bring your favorite dish and an electronic copy of your favorite (up to 10) plant photos from 2014! Location: Klamath Falls Nature Conservancy office (226 Pine St.). See the chapter website for more information.

There will be no chapter meeting in January.
February 5, Thursday, 6:30–7:30 pm
Meeting/Talk: Williamson River Delta Restoration Chapter president, Melissa Schroeder, will give a talk on The Nature Conservancy's ongoing restoration efforts in the Williamson River Delta. Location: Oregon Institute of Technology Campus, DOW Center for Health Professions, Room 252.

Mid-Columbia

For information on the Mid-Columbia Chapter, contact Sara Wu.
December 18, Thursday, 7:30 pm
Meeting: Holiday Cheer! Bring a contribution for our holiday gathering. We will also have a discussion of our chapter organization (for the Handbook) and a final chance to group-edit the plans and materials for the annual meeting we’re hosting in May. Location: Room 1.366, Columbia Gorge Community College, The Dalles.

There will be no chapter meeting in January

North Coast

This chapter is currently inactive and seeking new leadership. For more information, contact vice-president@npsoregon.org.

Portland

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.

Meeting Location: The Portland Chapter meets the second Thursday of most months in the Metro Building at 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland. Enter the building at the south end of the upper plaza on Irving St. (not the door on 600 NE Grand Ave.). An attendant will direct you to the meeting room upstairs. Informal meeting is at 7 pm. Formal meeting and presentation begin at 7:15 pm.

December 11, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Member’s Party — Slide Sharing. Come with your electronic slides of native flora from Oregon and beyond for our annual year end celebration of the wildflower season. Bring holiday goodies to share. Non-members are welcome. Meeting location: Metro building, see above for details. Contact: Mary at alphiesmith@comcast.net or 503-288-4340.
January 8, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Larkspurs in the Wake of the Flood: Flower Color Diversification in a PNW Wildflower. Keith Karoly, professor of biology at Reed College, will discuss his current research on the evolution of native larkspurs in the Columbia River Gorge and western Oregon, with an emphasis on understanding how events since the last Ice Age have shaped their current diversity and distribution. For more information, visit his website: academic.reed.edu/biology/professors/kkaroly/research.html. Meeting location: Metro building, see above for details. Contact: Mary at alphiesmith@comcast.net or 503-288-4340.
February 12, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: (Rescheduled from November 2014) Forest Park: Portland’s Greatest Natural Resource. Biologist Marcy Houle will discuss the natural ecology of Portland’s Forest Park, one of the world’s largest urban parks and our nation’s only urban wilderness. Marcy has researched Forest Park for over 30 years and will highlight its history, detail the five things that make this park unique, and explain how we, as stewards, can protect its native plants and animals. Marcy will be selling her book, One City’s Wilderness: Portland’s Forest Park (3rd Ed). Meeting location: Metro building, see above for details. For information, contact Mary, alphiesmith@comcast.net or 503-288-4340.

Siskiyou

To join the Siskiyou Chapter email list: Send an email, from the address at which you want to receive announcements, to announce-join@siskiyou.npsoregon.org. No subject or message is required. You will get a confirmation email. If you would like to volunteer to lead a hike in 2013, make a suggestion, or provide feedback regarding the field trip program please contact Sasha Joachims at: sasharain71@gmail.com.
December 11, Thursday, 6:30 pm
Program: The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Jeff Jones, professional wildlands photographer, will share his art and knowledge of the Arctic. This is our annual holiday season potluck with lots of goodies and surprises. Feasting begins at 6:30, program at 7 pm. Location: Talent Community Center, 208 E. Main, Talent. For more information contact Dave at 541-535-5355.
January 15, Thursday, 7 pm
Program: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act at 50. Celebrate past victories, explore the value of wilderness, and identify present and future obstacles to expand Oregon’s wilderness. Bridget Callahan will highlight the botanical treasures of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness and discuss current campaigns to expand wilderness protections in Oregon including the Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal. Bridget is the wilderness campaign organizer for Oregon Wild. A native Oregonian, she graduated from the University of Oregon in 2008 and has since worked for political campaigns and conservation organizations across the state. Refreshments at 6:45, meeting and program at 7 pm. Location: Southern Oregon University, Cascade Science Bldg. (the old Cascades Dorms), Room CSC 114. For a campus map, visit: sou.edu/map. For more information, contact Kristi at 541-941-3744.

South Coast

This is a newly formed chapter. For more information, contact the chapter president, Alexis Brickner, alexis.brickner@gmail.com.

Umpqua Valley

Visit www.umpquavalleynativeplants.com/ for more information on chapter activities.

Willamette Valley

For program information, contact John Savage at 503-399-8615 or Alexandra Ninneman at 503-391-4145.

William Cusick

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.
 
 
 
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