State & Chapter Events

Updated 3 October 2021
 


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State Cheahmill Corvallis Emerald
High Desert Klamath Basin Portland Siskiyou
Umpqua Valley Willamette Valley William Cusick

State

Annual Meeting 2022 - 'Ecological Restoration and Conservation of Willamette Valley, Coast Range, and Coastal Landscapes'
May 20-22, 2022, Spirit Mountain Lodge, Grande Ronde- hosted by the Cheahmill Chapter

Cheahmill

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, Lisa Blackburn, at ch_president@NPSOregon.org.

Check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NPSO.Cheahmill/.

Corvallis

For questions, information on upcoming events, or to be on the Corvallis chapter e-mail list, contact co_president@NPSOregon.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/CorvallisNPSO.
Monday, October 11, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Presentation during Zoom Chapter Meeting: Are fuel treatments and biodiversity conservation compatible in the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains?
Speaker: Chris Adlam, OSU College of Forestry.
Pre-registration is required for this meeting. If you would like to join the meeting please send an email to daniel.luoma@oregonstate.edu and include your Zoom name. We will be using the “waiting room” feature for enhanced security. You will receive an invitation to the meeting about one hour ahead of time. Unfortunately, requests for invitations after that point may be missed.
Sunday, October 24, 9:00 am – late afternoon
Field Trip: Mushroom Field Trip with Dan Luoma Meet at the Philomath Ace Hardware parking lot. Come prepared for the weather and mushroom hunting. Contact Dan Luoma for more information:
Saturday, October 30, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Event: Work party Fall clean up at the native plant garden at Avery house, Avery Garden, Corvallis. Contact Esther for more information at 541-990-0948 or estherco@peak.org.
Monday, November 8, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Presentation during Zoom Chapter Meeting: Gardening for Hummingbirds
Speaker: Bill Proebsting
Pre-registration is required for this meeting. If you would like to join the meeting please send an email to daniel.luoma@oregonstate.edu and include your Zoom name. We will be using the “waiting room” feature for enhanced security. You will receive an invitation to the meeting about one hour ahead of time. Unfortunately, requests for invitations after that point may be missed.

Emerald

Visit the Emerald Chapter website at emerald.npsoregon.org to learn more about the latest chapter events, plant lists and botanical information about Lane County plants and the people who love them. Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/emerald.npso/.

Sunday, October 10th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Field Trip: The Trees on the University of Oregon Campus. Led by Whitey Lueck. When visiting the tree-filled campus of the University of Oregon these days, it’s hard to believe that in 1876—the year the university was founded—the university’s first building was surrounded by a treeless expanse. In this two-hour tour, we’ll visit some of the most impressive trees in the campus’s collection, including trees native to this area, as well as species from every other continent where trees grow. Meet by the Pioneer Mother Statue base (the actual statue has been removed) in the quad between Johnson and Gerlinger halls on central campus (west of the Erb Memorial Union). We are limiting the trip to nine participants, and we ask that you please wear a mask for this tour to comply with state mandates. To sign up, click here.
Monday, October 18th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Program: Plants That Eat Truffles for Lunch! Dan Luoma will discuss a group of fascinating plants that have gourmet dietary preferences. Interactions between forest plants and their associated beneficial root fungi provide the broader context for this talk. He will give special attention to those plants without chlorophyll that depend on truffle-forming fungi to meet their nutritional needs. Dan is a retired professor of forest mycology who continues to collaborate with the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society and the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University. This talk is cosponsored with Cascade Mycological Society. The location of this program will be announced at a later date, but considering COVID restrictions, may be offered virtually through a link to be provided on our website.
Monday, November 15th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Program: Fire and Weeds: A Growing Threat to Oregon's Native Plant Communities. The forests of the Inland Pacific Northwest have historically been resistant to grass invasions and their subsequent ecological impacts. However, a recent annual grass invader, Ventenata dubia, commonly known as ventenata, has rapidly spread throughout forest mosaic ecosystems of the inland northwest where it threatens to alter fuels and fire behavior. Our speaker Claire Tortorelli, a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow at Oregon State University, will explore the factors that drive the ventenata invasion and examine how the invasion impacts native plant communities and fire. The location of this program will be announced at a later date, but, considering COVID restrictions, may be offered virtually through a link to be provided on our website.

High Desert

For information or to sign up for hikes, 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 find us on Facebook: facebook Klamath-Basin- Chapter-Native-Plant-Society-of-Oregon.

Portland

Our members receive The Calochortus, our monthly e-newsletter with field trips, programs, news, and events for the Portland area. If you are not receiving it, check your spam folder and notify us at npsopdxchapter@gmail.com of any email address change. You'll also find our monthly programs and additional field trips posted on our Meetup page at https://www.meetup.com/NPSO-Portland/.



Our Facebook page is regularly updated with current wildflower bloom status and photos; visit https://www.facebook.com/npso.portland/. Visit our chapter website at https://portlandnativeplants.org/.



Our monthly programs are now “virtual. Members will find a link to register for our second Thursday Zoom presentations in each issue of The Calochortus newsletter and below. There will be no Programs in July & August. Be sure to register on our Meetup page to be notified of summer field trips: https://www.meetup.com\ /NPSO-Portland/.
Sunday, October 10, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hike: Fall Color Stroll on Scouter Mountain, Clackamas County
Leader: Willow Elliott
We will explore the perimeter trail of the lava dome, once part of the Boring complex of volcanoes in the area. This 900 ft. elevation peak managed by Metro supports habitat for unexpected native plant species, ancient forest giants, and even the elusive “boomer” rodent.
Distance – 1 mile loop, easy sloping trail with 100 ft. elevation gain
Email Willow at npsopdxchapter@gmail.com to register and get details /meeting place.
Thursday, October 14th , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Program: Saving the sage-grouse in Oregon: where do we go from here?

Presenter: Dr. Stu Garrett
Dr. Garrett is the sage-grouse coordinator for the East Cascades Audubon Society in Bend. He will talk about the unusual biology of the sage-grouse and how it is adapting to the challenging ecology of the sagebrush steppe and deterioration of High Desert plant communities. He will discuss dwindling grouse numbers, habitat depletion, and possible restoration approaches.

Register in advance for this meeting: Zoom After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the meeting. Please don’t share it.
Monday, October 18, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Work Party at Leach Botanical Garden, Portland Join us as we plant new natives and remove invasives in the “Back 5” area being restored at the iconic former home of Lilla Leach, namesake of the lovely Kalmiopsis leachiana. Leach Botanical Garden is now a Portland City Park and world class destination for gardeners and native plant enthusiasts.
To sign up, contact crew leader Darlene Chirman at npsopdxchapter@gmail.com.
Thursday, November 11, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Program: Columbia Land Trust Project Highlights
Presenter: Glenn Lamb, Executive Director
Glenn will highlight conservation projects underway on lands adjacent to the Columbia River and its tributaries in Oregon and Washington. CLT’s mission is to conserve and care for the lands, waters, and wildlife of the region through sound science and strong relationships.

Register in advance for this meeting: Zoom

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 2018, make a suggestion, or provide feedback regarding the field trip program, please contact Katelyn Detweiler, detweiler.katelyn@gmail.com. Join us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SiskiyouChapterNativePlantSocietyOfOregon

The Siskiyou Chapter has a YouTube channel, check it out at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXFI2J9yp2AYmUzNz0jLlSw
Thursday, October 21, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Program: To be announced See our Facebook page and chapter eNews for updates. To register for this free talk: bit.ly/sisk-npso-talks
Thursday, October 28, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meeting: General Siskiyou Chapter Member Meeting We have now separated our virtual program meetings from our chapter meetings. Siskiyou chapter member meetings are the fourth Thursday of most months. To register for the member meeting by Zoom:Zoom

Umpqua Valley

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 541-643-0364.

Willamette Valley

For program information, contact John Savage at 503-799-5414, wvnpso@gmail.com.
Thursday, October 21, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Program: Coping with Climate: How our changing environment is affecting native plants and habitat restoration in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Has climate change already affected the plants in wildlands? How are they responding? What can we do to improve the future of our wild ecosystems? Using examples from recent ecological research in our region, Dr. Tom Kaye will address these questions and others in a virtual presentation about the impacts of climate change on native plants and habitats.

Dr. Kaye is founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Applied Ecology, a nonprofit organization with a mission to conserve native habitats and species through research, restoration, and education. He is also a courtesy Associate Professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University and serves as a Commission Member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) Seed Conservation Specialist Group. Tom conducts research on rare species introductions, habitat restoration, plant invasions, and plant population responses to climate change, and engages prison inmates in conservation through the Sagebrush in Prisons Project. Sourcing native plants for restoration is also a key area of interest, research, and publication for Dr. Kaye.

For more information and to register for this Zoom presentation, email John Savage at wvnpso@gmail.com.

William Cusick

Chapter notices and communications are done primarily through a Google group. For more information or to be added to the Google group, please contact Susan Geer at 541-963-0477 or susanmgeer@gmail.com. Find us on Instagram at instagram.com/wm.cusick.chapter. Our website is not currently functional.
 
 
 
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