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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 6

June 1999

ISSN 0884-599

In this issue

NPSO Fellows Chosen

We Welcome New Members

Carex Atlas Ready

Botanists Wanted

Bulletin Editor Needed

State Board Meeting Highlights

Eastside Conservation Chair Needed

NPSO Items for Sale

State News

July 30 - Aug. 1 Fri. - Sun.

Annual Meeting: The Emerald Chapter is hosting the 1999 Annual Meeting in the high country of Mackenzie Pass. See April Bulletin for registration material. CORRECTION: THE REGISTRATION FORM HAS TWO DATES LISTED AS REGISTRATION DEADLINE. CORRECT DATE IS JUNE 15.

Aug. 1, Sun.

Board Meeting: On Sunday morning at the annual meeting.

Chapter News

Blue Mountain


Meeting: No meetings in the summer.

June 3, Sun.

Field Trip: Sandy Ott will lead to see the restoration project along McKay Reservoir, a project of McKay Refuge and the Federated Tribes native plant nursery. Meet: NE corner, Pendleton Safeway parking lot, 9 A.M.



Meeting: No meetings in the summer.

June 5, Sat.

Field Trip: Cascade Head Natural Area Preserve. Join trip leader Kareen Sturgeon on a 3 mi. R.T. moderate hike to this Nature Conservancy preserve on the coast north of Lincoln City. Showy wildflowers and spectacular views. Meet: 9:30 A.M., Linfield Ave. entrance to Murdock Hall, Linfield College. Bring lunch. Limit 15, so pre-registration required. Call Kareen, ( policy), for information..

June 13, Sun.

Field Trip: Sheridan Peak ACEC. Leader: Larry Scofield, retired BLM botanist. A few short hikes, exploring this 299 acre BLM site on the crest of the Coast Range, with a population of Poa marcida (weak bluegrass). Meet: 9:30 A.M., Linfield College, south side of Murdock Hall. Bring lunch and water. For more information, call Dave ( policy).

June 19, Sat.

Field Trip: Deer Creek County Park. Leader: Dave Hanson. Rare plants, such as Wyethia, Brodieae, etc. should be blooming in the wet prairie and Kincaid's lupine and death camas in the upland. Meet at the park, 10 A.M. For more information, call Dave, ( policy).


June 14, Mon.

Meeting: 7:30 P.M. Avery House, Avery Park. Topic TBA. Call ( policy), for information.

June 5, Sat.

Field Trip: Look at sites for Delphinium pavonaceum and other species of concern. Survey historical sites for old populations, and new undocumented ones, in Benton County, around Corvallis. Meet: OSU parking lot, southwest of the Beanery, 26th and Monroe, Corvallis, 9 A.M. Call Steve Northway, ( policy), for information.

June 12, Sat.

Field Trip: Repeat of June 5 trip, to survey other area sites. Same information.

June 26, Sat.

Field Trip: Jackson-Fraizer wetlands. Explore this botanically rich Corvallis wetland via boardwalk. Meet: OSU parking lot, southwest of the Beanery, 26th and Monroe, Corvallis, 9 A.M. Contact Loverna Wilson (leader) at ( policy), for information.

Emerald (20th anniversary year)


Meeting: No meetings in the summer. We'll have our 20th birthday bash at our September meeting.

July 12, Sun.

Field Trip: Iron Mountain bird and wildflower trip with Dan Gleason of Lane County Audubon and Bruce Newhouse of NPSO. Meet: 8 A.M., S. Eugene H.S. parking lot, 19th & Patterson. Bring lunch, water, binoculars, hand lens. Group size limited; pre-registration required. Call Diane Horgan, ( policy), for information..

July 25, Sat.

Field Trip: Spirit Lake. Join Oakridge resident Barbro McCree on this trip to wildflower heaven located northeast of Oakridge. Bring sun cream, mosquito repellent, lunch, sturdy shoes, clothing appropriate for the weather. Meet: S. Eugene H.S. parking lot, 8:30 A.M., or Middle Fork Ranger District (formerly Rigdon Dist.) parking lot, off Salmon Creek Rd., 9:30 A.M. ( policy), for information.

High Desert


Meeting: No meeting until October.

June 3, Thurs.

Field Trip: Pilot Butte State Park. The Butte is a special natural feature in the urban sea of Bend. This half million-year-old volcano has intact native bunchgrass communities over much of its flanks, and springtime wildflowers abound. Unfortunately, in the last 10 years, spotted knapweed, toadflax, cheatgrass, sweetclover and mullein have begun to replace native plants. In cooperation with the State Parks Division and Pilot Butte Partners, we are pulling weeds to stop this invasion in its early stages. Bring gloves, wear sturdy footwear, and meet at the eastside parking lot at the base of the Butte at 6:30 P.M., for an hour or two of weed pulling. Call Stu Garrett, ( policy), for information. eves., for more information.

June 5, Sat.

Field Trip: The Island. The Island Natural Research Area is a remnant example of our native grasslands. Much of the local high desert probably looked like this before grazing, farming and urbanization took over. Unfortunately, even in this barely-grazed area, exotic weeds are a problem. NPSO will assist the BLM in removing medusahead from several small infested areas. This is as unique opportunity to visit the area, since the Island Research Natural Area is closed to casual hiking. We may see rattlesnakes so long pants and boots are encouraged. Call trip leader Stu Garrett, ( policy), for information.

June 12, Sat.

Field Trip: Alder Springs Thistle Attack and Nature Hike. One of the most dramatic canyons in central Oregon is Alder Springs on Squaw Creek. Exotic teasels are starting to take over here and we will cooperate with the USFS Crooked River Grasslands and the Portland Chapter of NPSO to eliminate it. Be ready for a combination work day and fun hike. Bring gloves, a weed tool, and be prepared to encounter rattlesnakes. Long pants and boots are advised. Call Stu Garrett, ( policy), for information.

June 15, Tues.

Field Trip: Metolius Basin Natural History. USFS botanist/ecologist, Katie Grenier, will take us on an easy 2 hr. hike through the spectacular pine forest of the Metolius Basin. Old-growth pine, pristine riparian areas, and wildflowers will be highlighted, but we will also learn about the weedy invasion of this area. Meet: USFS Sisters Ranger Station parking lot, 9 A.M. Call Katie, ( policy), for information.

July 13, Tues.

Field Trip: Oregon Atlas Project Survey -- Trout Creek Swamp. This will one of our surveys to look at previously poorly-botanized areas, in order to develop information for the Oregon Plant Atlas Project. We will take several hours to key-out and identify plants in this marsh in the Sisters Ranger District of the Deschutes NF. All are welcome. Bring knee or hip boots. Meet: Deschutes NF Supervisor's Office parking lot, near Pilot Butte, 8:30 A.M., or Sisters Ranger District, 9 A.M. Call Katie Grenier, ( policy), for information.

July 17, Sat.

Field Trip: Glaze Meadow and Black Butte Old-Growth Stands. This area, at the foot of Black Butte, is one of the most scenic in the Deschutes NF. We will see the rare Peck's penstemon, hike through old-growth ponderosa pine stands and explore the now ungrazed meadows. Beavers use the riparian areas along Indian Ford Creek. Maret Pajutee, USFS ecologist for the Sisters District, will tour us through the area and tell about restoration plans. Easy 4 mi. walk. Meet: Pilot Butte in Bend, 8:30 A.M., or Sisters Ranger District parking lot, 9 A.M. Call Stu Garrett, ( policy), for information.

July 18, Sun.

Field Trip: Juniper Hills Preserve. The Nature Conservancy has recently acquired an 18,000 acre preserve east of Post, Oregon, along the Crooked River. The preserve protects native grasslands, ponderosa forests and juniper woodlands. We will help to control young, invasive junipers that are expanding into grasslands ecosystems. Call Stu Garrett, ( policy), for information.

July 24, Sat.

Field Trip: Canyon Creek Meadows. Another Cascades classic! Reid Schuller, a superb botanist and probably the most knowledgeable person on the wildflowers of these meadows, will lead this 4 mi. R.T. hike, with 500 ft. elev. gain. The meadows are located in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness at the base of Three-Fingered Jack. Meet: USFS Sisters Ranger District parking lot in Sisters, 9 A.M. (NOT IN BEND). Limit 12, due to wilderness travel. Call Reid, ( policy), (for information) for pre-registration. Don't just show up!

Aug. 14, Sat.

Field Trip: Broken Top Volcano. This is our annual trek to view the spectacular scenery and alpine wildflowers in the high Cascades west of Bend. 6 mi. R.T., moderate to strenuous hike, with 1700 ft. elev. gain. Mostly off-trail hiking through the Three Sisters Wilderness, so number limited to 12. Pre-registration required. Call trip leader Stu Garrett, ( policy), for information.

Aug. 21, Sat.

Field Trip: Three-Fingered Jack area. Difficult, 12 mi. R.T. hike up toward Three-Fingered Jack, with a short, steep, cross country trek downhill, to connect with a loop trail that will pass three nice lakes. Bring a swimsuit and we can cool off in the last lake if the weather is warm. Meet at the Bend, J.C. Penny parking lot, 9:30 A.M. Wilderness travel limits trip to 12, so call Sierra Club trip leader, Alison Hamway, ( policy), for information and registration.

Klamath Basin

June 8, Tues.

Meeting: 7 P.M. Room 219, Owens Hall, OIT campus, Klamath Falls. Last meeting of the academic year. Speaker TBA. Call David Lebo, ( policy), for information.


June 2, Wed.

Meeting: 7:30 P.M. Discovery Center Theatre, The Dalles. Bruce Taylor will present a program on the Oregon Wetlands Joint Venture to acquaint us with the project's aims and accomplishments.

June 6, Sun.

Field Trip: Collect wildflower seeds for the grounds of the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, have lunch at the Center, then spread the seeds. Collect some for yourself too! Meet: Discovery Center, 9:30 A.M. Call Barbara Robinson, ( policy), for information.

June 19, Sat.

Field Trip and Weed Pull: See a beautiful Nature Conservancy preserve that is normally not accessible to the public, and help pull knapweed. Meet: Goldendale, 9:30 A.M., caravan 30 min. east to this 400 acre oak/grassland canyon preserve. Call Lynn Cornelius, ( policy), (for information) to sign up and get details on mtng. place. Limit 25.

July 7, Wed.

Meeting: 6:30 P.M. Our annual potluck at Jerry Igo's beautiful home in the heart of the Columbia Gorge's oak woodlands, 6 mi. SE of Mosier. For directions, call Barbara Robinson ( policy), for information..

North Coast


For information on the North Coast Chapter, call Christine Stanley, ( policy), for information.


June 5, Sat.

Field Trip: Saddle Mt. One of the most talked-about trails in Oregon, for its wildflowers. Trip leader Christine Stanley takes us on this moderate 5 mi. R.T. climb. Leave 8:30 A.M., east end of Cedar Hills Shopping Center parking lot. (Westbound from Portland on Hwy. 26, take exit 69-B, follow signs to Cedar Hills. Northbound on Hwy. 217, take exit to Hwy. 26 E/Cedar Hills, follow signs to Cedar Hills). Trip limit is 12, so pre-registration is required. To register, call Greg Stone, ( policy), for information.after 23.

June 8, Tues.

Meeting: 7 P.M. First United Methodist Church, 1838 Jefferson St., Portland. Mike McKeag will speak on "Field Trips and the Diversity of Settings in Oregon."

June 12, Sat.

Field Trip: See High Desert Chapter.

June 19, Sat.

Field Trip: See Mid-Columbia Chapter.

June 20, Sun.

Field Trip: Bald Mt. Along with great views of Mt. Hood, trail should lead to the spectacular Lilium washingtoniam, Calochortus subalpinus, plus the rhodies and beargrass should be in show as well. Moderate, 6 mi. R.T., with 800 ft. elev. gain. Trip leader: Beth Magnus. Meet: Gateway/99th Ave. Park & Ride, southeast corner of parking lot. (Take exit 7 off I-84, turn immediately right onto 99th Ave.) Leave 8:30 A.M. Pre-registration required. Call Beth, ( policy), for information..

July 11, Sun.

Field Trip: Sheep Canyon near Mt. St. Helens. Details later.



Officers: Newly elected officers are: Jim Duncan and Elaine Plaisance, co-presidents; Susan Nyoka, vice president.


Meeting: No meetings until September.

June 5, Sat.

Field Trip: Woodcock Fen. Led by Mike Anderson. Located on the west side of the Illinois Valley, this BLM-protected fen on Woodcock Mountain is home to the largest known community of the extremely rare purple large-flowered rush lily. We hope to see it at the peak of its bloom, along with many other sensitive species of serpentine habitats. Easy 2 mi. hike. Meet: 9 A.M., Illinois Valley Visitor Center, 201 Caves Hwy., Cave Junction.

June 13, Sun.

Field Trip: Canyon Creek. Led by Rich Nawa, ( policy), for information. Moderately strenuous 3 mi. off-trail hike to old-growth grove of fir, pine and cedar. Four mi. loop hike includes open serpentine ridges forested with Jeffrey pines. About 1000 ft. elev. Drop. Meet: 8 A.M., Illinois Valley Visitor Center, 201 Caves Hwy., Cave Junction. Wear long pants.

June 24 - 25, Thurs. - Fri.

Field Trip: Shasta Costa/Indigo. Led by Rich Nawa, ( policy), for information. Overnight car camping trip to explore old-growth groves along Shasta Costa Creek and Indigo Creek. Leave 9:30 A.M. on 24th, return 5 P.M. on 25th. Pre-registration required. Call the Siskiyou Project, ( policy), for information.

June 26, Sat.

Field Trip: King Mountain (in the Cascades east of Wolf Creek). Led by Eleanor Pugh and Don Heinze. See sub-alpine wildflowers in this distinctive B LM botanical area. Easy 1 mi. hike. Meet: 10 A.M., in front of Wolf Creek Store in Wolf Creek. Call Eleanor ( policy), for information.

June 27, Sun.

Field Trip: Kerby Peak. Led by Carl Summers. Strenuous 6 mi. R.T. hike to visit a seldom visited and unique alpine vegetation. Great views. Bring walking stick and water. Meet: 8 A.M., Selma Market.

July 3, Sat.

Field Trip: Mineral Fork. Led by Rich Nawa, ( policy), for information. 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Call for meeting place. Moderately strenuous off-trail hike to Mineral Fork roadless area in the Chetco River watershed.

July 4, Sun.

Wildflower Show: In the gazebo near the band shell in Lithia Park in Ashland. The show begins when the parade is over and continues into the afternoon. For more information, call Elaine Plaisance or Jim Duncan, at ( policy), for information.

July 10 - 11, Sat. - Sun.

Field Trip: Youngs Valley. Led by Ron Pio. Moderate to strenuous hike, with overnight camp. Possible off-trail hiking and side hikes. Depending on the group, return 7 P.M. July 11. Pre-registration required. Call the Siskiyou Project, ( policy), for information.

Aug. 7, Sat.

Field Trip: Mt. Elijah/Bigelow Lake, Siskiyou Mountains (just south of Oregon Caves). Late summer wildflowers, wildlife, evening/night hike. Bring sack supper, flashlight, water, jacket. Leaders: Maria Ulloa (( policy), for information, wildflowers); Mary Bell (wildflowers); Lee Webb (( policy), for information, wildlife). Meet: Illinois Valley Visitor Center, 201 Caves Highway, Cave Junction, 4 P.M., return by 11 P.M. Moderate to difficult hike.

Aug. 8, Sun.

Field Trip: Rough and Ready, once again. Led by Mike Anderson. Return to Rough and Ready, this time to a low-water creek crossing to a Pleistocene bench (possibly the result of a cataclysmic glacial event). Here we'll visit an unusual, flat, narrow California pitcher plant fen, which meanders across the bench. The fen is home to the sensitive and seldom seen Oregon willow herb, which, along with other attributes, has the cutest darn stigma you'll ever see! Meet: Illinois Valley Visitor Center, 201 Caves Highway, Cave Junction, 9 A.M. Easy, 3 mi. hike.

Aug. 14, Sat.

Field Trip: Red Mountain (in the high Siskiyou Mountains). Led by Barbara Mumblo (( policy), for information. Enjoy alpine wildflowers and the cool weather at high elevations in late summer. Meet: 9 A.M., USFS Star Ranger Station, 7 mi. south of Ruch on upper Applegate Rd.

Aug. 15, Sun.

Field Trip: Snorkeling the East Fork Illinois River, 1 - 5 P.M. Led by Rich Nawa. Instruction for adults and children about snorkeling techniques in small streams. Learn to identify juvenile (3-8 inch) rainbow trout, coho salmon and cutthroat trout by their distinctive markings, behavior and habitat selection. Bring a mask, snorkel, sneakers and wet suit if you have one. Meet at the Siskiyou Project office, 9335 Takilma Rd.

South Coast


For information on the South Coast Chapter, call Bruce Rittenhouse, ( policy).

Umpqua Valley

June 10, Thur.

Meeting: 6:30 PM Kanipe Memorial Park, Elkhead Rd. Annual potluck dinner. Main dish provided, bring side dishes and dessert. Call Cheryl Beyer, for information.

Willamette Valley


Meeting: No meetings in the summer.

William Cusick


Meeting: No meetings in the summer.




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.

We Welcome New Members Joining 1/1/99 - 4/28/99


Blue Mountain

Paul P. Daniello


Ann Barnes

John and Janet Nybakke



David Birkes

Clifton Cooper

Larry Davisson

Pat Gallagher

Gaylee Goodrich

Clifford H. Heselton

Doug Maguire

Louise Parsons

Kristin Skinner

Rebecca Thompson



Rob Castleberry

Ella M. Crow

Diane and Louis English

Cathy Miner

Nola J. Shurtleff

Lisa Sieracki

Margaret Smith Staines

Sandra Stewart

Josephine Von Hippel

Skye Weintraub


High Desert

Cora Gangware-Ashton

Jeff and Terri Grimm

Marjorie Kocher

KaRene Lehman

Patty Meehan

William Allister Noble

Hilary Ort

Pat Phillips

Renee and Smith Roufs



Klamath Basin

James F. Dorr

Ann duPont

Karen Ruiz

Ron Swisher



Dennis M. Carlson

Lynn Roberge

Scott Smith


North Coast

Donna Sheldon



Lisa Albert

Marylin Anderson

E.A. Berke

Jennifer Boe

Bruce Frazier

Jeff Handley

Scott and Marge Hayes

Bill Jablonski

Dave and Colleen Jannuzzi

Carolyn Jenkins

Ariana Kramer

John F. Krotchko

Robin Lee

Mary Ann and Oliver Massengale

Linda McDonnell

Claudia McNellis

Susan Nelson

Peggy O'Neill

Dan and Nancy Padberg

R.A. Rasmussen

Deborah Ratzloff

Phyllis Riggs

Fay Rowland

Gary Rule

Jennifer Shipley

Sharon Stanton

Pete Stocking

Erleen Whitney



William H. Holmes

Austin Kampmann

Bob Quaccia

Cindy Roche

Carol Weigler


Willamette Valley

Ryan Morrow

Mary Helen Socolofsky

John and Carole Stockfleth


William Cusick

Jean Wood


At Large

Pat Grace

Jerry Nyberg

Timothy S. Ross



Wilbur Bluhm Kenton Chambers Chosen NPSO Fellows

The NPSO Fellows Committee and the Board of Directors have chosen Wilbur Bluhm and Kenton L. Chambers to become Fellows of the Native Plant Society of Oregon, our organization's highest honor. The awards will be presented at this summer's Annual Meeting.

Wilbur Bluhm was born in Seward, Nebraska and took his Bachelor's Degree at the University of Nebraska and his Master's at Purdue. He completed further graduate work at the University of Illinois and Oregon State

University. In 1957 Wilbur joined the staff of OSU's Extension Service where he provided information for landscape architects, nursery persons, plant growers and the public. He retired in 1984 as Chairman of the Salem

staff. Wilbur was instrumental in organizing the Willamette Valley Chapter of NPSO in 1977. This was one of the earliest chapters to form outside Portland.


Wilbur has long championed the use of native species for landscaping and restoration. He has made numerous presentations on this subject to such groups as the International Plant Propagators' Society and the Perennial Plant Association. He has also worked with the Nature Conservancy, the Oregon Garden Project and the Berry Botanic Garden. Recently he has taught taxonomy classes at Chemeketa Community College. Wilbur was

nominated for the NPSO Fellows award by Walt Yungen on behalf of the Willamette Valley Chapter of NPSO.

Kenton L. Chambers' contribution to botany, within and outside Oregon is well known. A few of his accomplishments are: Professor of botany, Herbarium Curator, taxonomic researcher, major professor for an important cadre of graduate students, earliest compiler of Oregon's rare plant list, senior member of the Oregon Flora Project, and preparer of treatments of a good percentage of the Asteraceae, Liliaceae and other families for the Vascular Plant Checklist.

Ken was born in Los Angeles and attended Whittier College and Stanford University. His first teaching post was at Yale. Ken came to Oregon State University in 1960 where he became professor of botany and Herbarium Curator. Agrostology, one of the new courses Ken developed at OSU became one of his most popular. Ken served as major professor for 16

Ph.D. and 14 Masters students. Some of the genera worked on by his students were Claytonia, Aster, and Artemisia. He contributed to many manuals and floras such as the Jepson Manual and Flora of North America. Ken retired from OSU in 1990 with Emeritus status but can still be found in the Herbarium most days, working on the new Flora of Oregon. Ken was nominated by Rhoda Love of Emerald Chapter.

We hope you will attend the Annual Meeting, July 30 to August 1, and be present when these two very important Society members receive their awards.


NPSO Fellows Committee: Veva Stansell, Shane Latimer, Rhoda Love

Carex Atlas Ready

The Carex Working Group is pleased to announce the publication "Atlas of Oregon Carex". This publication, which documents the results of nearly seven years of sedging in Oregon, is the first occasional paper of the Native Plant Society of Oregon. The "Atlas of Oregon Carex" has 128 location maps, one for each Carex taxon in the state of Oregon. Also included are a synonymy, fun facts about sedges, a history of the project, and Oregon geography maps. Order your copy by sending a $5 check (made payable to NPSO) to: Atlas of Oregon Carex, c/o Keli Kuykendall, 4550 S.W. Nash Ave., Corvallis OR 97333-9301


Botanists Wanted to Backpack into the North Cascades


The Methow Valley Ranger District is looking for some serious botanists who are willing to backpack into some of the most beautiful country in the PNW to survey for TES plants and start a plant inventory of those areas. As a volunteer, you will be entitled to $15 per day subsistence; shuttle service between your car and the trailhead if needed; and a complimentary backpack plant press as our thanks. We will provide maps, air photos, plant lists, and an R6-TES plant guide. Some areas we are considering for survey in the Paysaten Wilderness are: Crystal Lakes and Sheep Mtn. Areas off the Larch Creek trail #502, 15 to 20 mile hike in; Bald Mtn., Beaver Creek, Remmel Mtn., Apex Pass, all off the Andrews Creek trail #504, 15 to 20 mile hike in; Goat Lakes area, off the Pacific Crest trail N #2000, a 17 mile hike in. For more information, contact Therese Olson, Methow Valley Ranger District, (509) 996-4019, or e-mail: tohlson/r6pnw_okanogon@fs.

Bulletin Editor Needed

The editor of this publication plans to resign. Anyone interested in becoming editor is urged to contact him through any of the usual means of communication.



NPSO State Board Meeting Highlights

April 17, 1999, Deschutes County Library, Bend. Meeting hosted by High Desert Chapter. Welcome by Stu Garrett.

The meeting was called to order by acting President Mike McKeag. Present: Mike McKeag, Rhoda Love, Gail Baker, Marcia Cutler, Bruce Newhouse, Walt Yungen, Jan Dobak, Dave Dobak, Bruce Barnes, Stu Garrett, Steven Jessup, Dan Luoma. Visitors: Ken and Barbara Robinson

Oregon Flora Project: Rhoda reported that Scott Sundberg and Linda Hardisan had a bouncing baby boy, Matthew William Sundberg on Sunday April 11. Treatments of the monocots are moving forward. Henny will publish an article on the genus Pyrola in the June Oregon Flora Newsletter.

Friends of the Oregon Flora: Rhoda reported that present active members of the committee are Keli Kuykendall, Esther McEvoy and Rhoda Love. Additional members are needed. At present we need a person with artistic talent and building skills to design a standing display. Meetings have been taking place monthly. As of April, approximately $6,000 had been donated in response to the Friends brochure.

West Side and East Side Conservation Chairs: Steve Jessup and Stu Garrett have been very actively involved in conservation issues in their areas. Among other projects, Steve has been working on Rough & Ready and Mt. Ashland; Stu has been working on the Oregon ORV Trail.

Membership Committee: Jan Dobak reported that the new membership roster is in the mail. If you did not order a copy you can do so now; the cost is $2.00 in person; $3.00 mailed first class.

Nominating Committee: The Dobaks reported that the following officers for 1999-2000 were elected and will be installed at the Annual Meeting: Bruce Newhouse, president; Mike McKeag, vice president; Rhoda Love, secretary; Martha Apple, treasurer; and Veva Stansell, Esther McEvoy and Dave Dobak, board members.

Internet Committee: Mike McKeag reported that Judy Castle, Portland Chapter Treasurer, has indicated an interest in maintaining the NPSO web site. She may wish to upgrade and overhaul the site. In response to a question, Mike responded that various large-memory items such as photo archives could be handled with linkages to University and other organization files.

Annual Meeting: Marcia Cutler, Annual Meeting Chair, reported that Emerald Chapter continues to work on the 1999 AM at 17-acre White Branch Youth Camp, McKenzie River Highway. The Board expressed appreciation of Marcia's work. It was asked if alcohol was permitted at White Branch; Marcia responded that it was not, nor is smoking. In the year 2000 High Desert Chapter will host the AM.

Forest Products Policy: Gail Baker reported that we are moving forward on this. Watch for e-mail from Gail and Bruce Newhouse.

Carex Atlas: Bruce Newhouse reported that OSU will print 300 copies of the new Carex Atlas in April. Selling price will be $5.00 each. Atlas includes 24 pages of maps, and will be the first Occasional Paper of NPSO.

NPSO Brochure: There is no present chairperson, however, Dave Dobak, Dan Luoma, Rhoda Love, Stu Garrett and others have had e-mail discussion about content and design. Rhoda will propose some text and Dan Luoma will design the three back panels.

Senate Bill 1111: This new bill would repeal the SASE (State Endangered Species Act of 1987), introduced and fought for by NPSO. We will be following it closely.

Field Research Grants Committee: Dan Luoma reported that we generally award 3 grants per year of $750 each, but have received 4 very high quality proposals and Dan recommends we fund 4 this year. ( 1. Darlingtonia pollination, 2. Use of fire in maintaining Cascades meadows; 3. Floristic study of Brodiaea; 4. Kangaroo Roadless Area.) Dave Dobak did a quick budget analysis: One will be a Leighton Ho grant, and another will come from the R&E fund.

Conclusion: we should be able to afford four. Action: Moved Yungen, seconded Barnes, that we fund four field research grants this season. Passed unanimously.

Thanks to Mike McKeag for filling in as Acting President. Thanks to Stu Garrett and High Desert Chapter for hosting the meeting. Next Meeting: The Annual Meeting, July 30-Aug. 1. White Branch Camp.

Rhoda Love, Acting Secretary

Eastside Conservation Chair Needed

This position involves keeping an eye on conservation concerns east of the Cascades, and, where appropriate, writing letters and making telephone calls. Stu Garrett has done this work for a number of years and interested members should contact him at 541-389-6981 evenings.

NPSO Items for Sale

Oregon Rare Wildflower Poster depicts Punchbowl Falls and three of the Columbia River Gorge’s endemic wildflowers. Text on the back describes the natural history of the Gorge and the mission of the NPSO. Available from Stu Garrett, 21663 Paloma Dr., Bend, OR 97701 (541) 389-6981. Individual may order posters at $12 each, plus $3 per order for shipping. Posters are mailed in tubes. Chapter treasures may contact Stu for wholesale prices to chapters.

NPSO Original Wildflower Poster depicts 13 Oregon wildflowers in a striking artist’s rendition. Soon to be a collector’s item. Available from Stephanie Schulz, 84603 Bristow Rd., Pleasant Hill, OR 97455, $5 each, plus $3 per order for shipping. Posters are mailed in tubes.

Conservation and Management of Native Plants and Fungi: Proceedings of an Oregon Conference on the Conservation and Management of Native Vascular Plants, Bryophytes, and Fungi. Edited by Thomas N. Kaye, Aaron Liston, Rhoda M. Love, Daniel L. Louma, Robert J. Meinke, and Mark V. Wilson, with a foreword by Reed F. Noss. Available from NPSO Conference Proceedings, 804 Jefferson Ave., La Grande, OR 97850. (541) 962-7749. SALE PRICE: $5, plus $2.50 for shipping.

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