2016 Markow Scholarship/Small Grant now open

2016 Markow Scholarship/Small Grant – applications due February 15

The Wyoming Native Plant Society was established in 1981 for the purpose of encouraging appreciation and knowledge of the native flora of Wyoming. Towards this end, the Society has promoted research on native plants and habitats in Wyoming through its annual scholarship program. One to three scholarships in amounts of up to $1000 are awarded each year to undergraduate, or graduate students conducting research in Wyoming. Projects may address any aspect of botany, including taxonomy, floristics, ecology, plant geography, range science, physiology, or mycology.

Contact us at wynps@wynps.org with any questions.

Applications are due February 15.

Past Scholarship and Grant Recipients

2015 WyNPS Annual Meeting

2015 WyNPS Annual Meeting – TWO SIDES OF THE TETONS

The July 10-13, 2015 joint annual meeting of the Wyoming and Idaho Native Plant Societies will feature field trips to both the east and west slopes of the Tetons. Trips will range from easy walks to all-day, strenuous hikes and include chair lift rides for tours of high alpine areas. You can register on-line at: http://idahonativeplants.org/statewide-annual-meeting/  or by using the registration form mailed with the newsletter and posted with the newsletter.

Register now for three days of exciting fieldtrips, dinner and featured speaker Dr. Dennis Knight at the Driggs City Center the evening of Saturday, July 11, and camping at Reunion Flat, our basecamp in Teton Canyon – the same low camping fee applies whether you stay one night or four nights.  It can accommodate both RVs and tents.

There are numerous other camping options in the canyon. There are a small number of cabins near Driggs that can be reserved at Teton Valley Cabins (208-354-8153, www.tetonvalleycabins.com).  To reserve a cabin, call soon and tell them you are with the Native Plant Society to get a cabin in our reserved block.

…Register now and mark your calendars for adventure!

Plant Checklists

  • Grand Teton National Park and vicinity checklist (Wyoming) – download
  • Woods Creek Fen and vicinity checklist (Idaho) – download

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.