October 25, 2008

24th Rare Plant Conference, February 2009

The 24th Rare Plant Conference will be Feb. 11 and 12, 2009, at Idaho Power, 1221 West Idaho Street, Boise. Our keynote speaker will be Del Wiens, who has conducted plant research in Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Honduras, and many other exotic places around the globe.

The Rare Plant Conference is always a great chance to meet with friends and colleagues, and to learn the latest on rare plants of Idaho. The schedule is:


  • Tues, Feb 10:
    3:00pm - 5:30 pm: INPS board meeting -- MK Nature Center, 600 S Walnut St.
    6:30pm - 8:30 pm: social (no-host food + drinks) -- Red Feather Lounge, 246 N 8th St.

  • Wed, Feb 11:
    8:00 am - 8:30 am: registration, poster set-up -- Idaho Power, 1221 W Idaho St.
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm: welcome, species updates, posters -- Idaho Power, 1221 W Idaho St.
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: banquet, Del Wiens' presentation -- Old Spaghetti Factory, 610 W Idaho St.

  • Thur, Feb 12:
    8:00 am – 8:30 am: second day registration, poster set-up -- Idaho Power, 1221 W Idaho St.
    8:30 am – 5:00 pm: presentations, posters, closing -- Idaho Power, 1221 W Idaho St.
    5:15 pm – 6:45 pm: dinner (no-host) -- TableRock BrewPub & Grill, 705 Fulton St.
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Polygonaceae keying workshop -- Rm. 248, Science & Nursing, Boise State U.


Registration details will be posted on the INPS website in December. In the meantime, we need folks to plan conference speakers, workshops, food, and other events. If youd like to help, attend our next planning meeting Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6-8 p.m. at the MK Nature Center, or contact Lynn Kinter, conference chair, at lkinter at idfg dot idaho dot gov or 208-287-2734.

Posted by Editor at October 25, 2008 12:30 PM