2015 Markow Scholarship/Small Grant Call for Applications

The Wyoming Native Plant Society’s Markow Scholarship/Small Grant committee is now accepting applications.  The deadline is February 20.

Download the Request for Applications here.

Short description:

The Wyoming Native Plant Society promotes appreciation, understanding and conservation of native plants and plant communities through its annual scholarship/small grants program. Thesis research may address any aspect of botany, including floristics, taxonomy, ecology, genetics, plant geography, range science, paleontology, pollination biology, physiology, and mycology. In addition, other projects such as botany curriculum development, public native plant gardens, and other forms of research will be considered.

Study or project proposals must pertain to native plants of Wyoming. Preference will be given to proposals expected to generate research data or promote public understanding. Up to $1,000 of expenses may be covered per proposal. Awards defray direct project costs, excluding labor or conferences. Eligible expenses include:

1) Direct costs of travel, meals, and lodging for research or education projects.

2) Supply and service expenses used for the sole purpose of the project (e.g., consumable supplies such as laboratory chemicals, soil and nursery stock, and services such as phone and computer time).

Download the Request for Applications here.

2014 Annual Meeting Announcement & Registration

The Wyoming Native Plant Society’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Field Trip information is now available, and registration is now open.

This year’s meeting will be at Red Canyon Ranch, just south of Lander, Wyoming.  It will be held inconjunction with the 2014 BioBlitz, sponsoredby Audubon Rockies, The Nature Conservancy and the UW Biodiversity Institute.

Click here for more information and to register!

Updated Plant ID Reference Guide

Below is the link to the 2014 Wyoming Vascular and Nonvascular Plant Identification References document, collated and provided by Bonnie Heidel.  Included are plant ID references, including every popular and technical book that has ever been reviewed in the newsletter (and some that haven’t), all current floras of adjoining states (since Wyoming’s doesn’t have habitat description or graphics), and a phone app for the first time.

Download the reference guide here.