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.

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.

Mailing Address Change!

Our mailing address is changing from P.O. Box 2500 to P.O. Box 2449.  We have used box 2500 for a long time but when the post office remodeled some years ago, 2500 became a larger box that costs more.  The Post Office let us continue using 2500 but actually put our mail into box 2449, a smaller one.  Recently we received a note in our box saying we can no longer continue to do this so we have opted to use the less expensive box that has been meeting our needs for years.