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April 20, 2014

2014 Pahove Chapter Native Plant Sale

INPS Members Only Sale: Friday, April 25th, 5-7pm

Public Sale: Saturday, April 26th, 10am-1pm

There will be no waiting lines at the entrance again this year.
You can also renew or purchase your membership at the sale.

Location: MK Nature Center
600 South Walnut, Boise

2014 Plant Sale Availability List

Posted by Editor at 10:41 AM

March 29, 2014

Eriogonum Society/INPS Annual Meeting

Initial Announcment
The 2014 Eriogonum Society meeting will be centered in Twin Falls, Idaho, giving us the opportunity to explore the botanical and geological wonders of the middle Snake River Plain, including the Bennett Hills and Gooding City of Rocks, the South Hills (southern Sawtooth National Forest), and the Craters of the Moon. This will be a joint meeting of the Eriogonum Society and the Idaho Native Plant Society, giving us the opportunity to make new friends and take advantage of the cumulative knowledge of some of Idaho's most accomplished professional and amateur botanists.

Meeting Dates
The meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 22, with an optional post-meeting tour of Craters of the Moon National Monument and Fish Creek Canyon on Monday, June 23.

Other details
Other details such as lodging information (hotels and campgrounds), registration, meals, classes, field trips, and meeting schedule are provided on the Eriogonum Society's website (see below).

Please visit the Eriogonum Society's website to register for the joint meeting. www.eriogonum.org.

Posted by Editor at 04:52 PM

Pahove Chapter April 8th presentation

When: Tuesday, April 8th at 7pm
Where: MKNC
What: "Irrigated Wet Meadows, Livestock, and Ducks - Debunking the Bias" presented by Chris Colson with Ducks Unlimited

Flood-irrigated wet meadows on private working lands in the Snake River Plain provide the critical staging resources for migrating waterbirds and replaces our lost floodplain functions. The maintenance of this agricultural practice is critical to continental waterbird populations and basic human values and services often taken for granted..

Posted by Editor at 04:34 PM

January 08, 2014

Pahove Chapter January Presentation

Where:MKNC
When: Tuesday, January 14, 7pm
What: Glimpsing Flowers near Turkish and Croatian archaeological site by Caroline Morris

Carline Morris will brighten this winter evening by giving us a glimpse of some spring and summer flowers she encountered growing near archaeological sites in Turkey and Croatia. Maybe you can help identify some of the mystery plants.

Posted by Editor at 09:52 PM

October 24, 2013

INPS Photo Contest -Deadline Extended to Nov.1st

Good news for all you busy shutterbugs! The INPS Photo Contest deadline has been extended to November 1st. Hopefully that will give more of you the opportunity to get your photos submitted.

Contest is open to INPS members across the state. This is an excellent opportunity for plant lovers to share their most remarkable photos and earn a chance to win a prize. Winning photos will be published in Sage Notes and in addition, may be used for the INPS website image library, education and outreach materials, or future calendars.

Photos must be of plants native to Idaho. This can include close-up shots of individual species or landscape shots of multiple plants in their native habitat. See contest rules and entry form on the INPS website. Photos may be submitted through November 1, 2013. http://www.idahonativeplants.org/

ENTRY FORM

PHOTO CONTEST RULES

ENTRY FORM_word version

PHOTO CONTEST RULES_word version

Posted by Editor at 09:03 PM

October 10, 2013

26th IDAHO RARE PLANT CONFERENCE

The 26th Idaho Rare Plant Conference has been postponed due to the uncertainty associated with the partial government shutdown. We hope to reschedule for February, so please watch for upcoming information.

We will be contacting those who had already registered. I apologize for those who had made travel and other plans. I hope that all of you can join us for the rescheduled date.

Please continue to check the INPS web page (http://www.idahonativeplants.org/rpc/Conference.aspx) for information. I also encourage you to become familiar with the rare plant electronic forum (link on the INPS web page) as a way to review and share information on rare plants before the conference. Contact me for additional information.

Again, I am very sorry for the inconvenience.

Thanks!

Beth Corbin
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Posted by Editor at 09:40 PM

July 14, 2013

2013 INPS Photo Contest Reminder

Announcing the INPS Photo Contest
You still have July and August to turn in your amazing photos for our contest.

The Idaho Native Plant Society is open to all members of INPS across the state. This is an excellent opportunity for plant lovers to share their most remarkable photos and earn a chance to win a prize. Photos may be used for the INPS image library on the website, education and outreach documents, Sage Notes, and future calendars.

Photos must be of plants NATIVE to Idaho. This can include close-up shots of species or landscape shots of multiple plants in their native habitats. The contest rules and the entry form can be opened by clicking on the links below. The contest start and end dates will be March 31, 2013 and August 30, 2013.

ENTRY FORM

PHOTO CONTEST RULES

Posted by Editor at 10:01 AM

June 16, 2013

ANNUAL MEETING-May Update

Annual Meeting Friday, June 21st-Monday, June 24th Boise, Idaho

Click on the following link to view the latest update regarding the annual meeting. This update includes a meeting schedule along with some necessary items to bring.

Annual Meeting May Update

Posted by Editor at 08:13 PM

May 03, 2013

2013 Joint Annual Meeting with the INPS & the American Penstemon Society

This year's annual meeting will be held June 21-24, 2013 in Boise.
There will be plenty of interesting opportunities to botanize and socialize.
Please see the articles in the February issue of Sage Notes for more information.
Click below to access the registration form and more detailed information about lodging, field trips, banquet meals, and the reception at the IBG.

Registration Form

Meeting Information

Posted by Editor at 09:43 PM

UPDATE RE: ANNUAL MEETING

I hope you are making your plans to come to Idaho and scout out some penstemons with us in June. We are certainly excited to host y’all. Meeting plans are coming together well.

There is still a little too much snow to get up in the hills and check the field trip sites. We hope to get on with our final scouting trips shortly. We have had adequate winter moisture to give us the potential for a great wildflower show. If mother nature gives us a little spring moisture to carry us to our meeting date, we should be treated to a memorable display.

Registration is open and we have quite a number of people who have already signed up. You can get registration information on either the APS or INPS web sites. Call or email me if you have any questions about meeting arrangements or accommodations.

Pulling off one of these meetings is never trouble-free, and this year is no exception. I need to inform you of one change to our plans. We arranged with the Owyhee Plaza Hotel to be the center of activities. Representatives of the hotel called us last week and informed us that they are selling the building and converting the guest rooms to condominiums. So, as of next month, the hotel will no longer accept reservations for lodging. They will, however, maintain their meeting room services and we will still have all of our meetings and presentations at the Owyhee Plaza. What will be missing is your opportunity to stay in the guest rooms at this interesting, historical old building.

So, here is the scoop on what you need to do. Make room reservations at another nearby motel. We have provided a list of possibilities in the registration materials posted on the web sites. We have made arrangements for the Safari Inn (one block away from the Owyhee Plaza Hotel) to serve as our main guest lodging facility. Their toll-free reservation number is 1-800-541-6556. Their agreed rates are comparable to or slightly less than those quoted by the Owyhee Plaza. I often stay at the Safari Inn when I am on business in Boise and have found it to be a nice place. If you already have reservations at the Owyhee Plaza Hotel, they have agreed to transfer those reservations to the Safari Inn. Hopefully, you have been informed of this change. Again, contact me if you have questions.

I am getting excited for the meeting and to see all of my old friends (meaning friends I have known a while, not gray-haired geezers; but maybe the difference is indistinguishable). See you in June.

Stephen Love
Research Professor, Superintendent
University of Idaho - Aberdeen R & E Center
1693 S 2700 W
Aberdeen, ID 83210
Ph. 208-397-4181

Posted by Editor at 11:00 AM

April 06, 2013

NATIVE PLANT WEEK

It's officially native plant appreciation week (April 28, 2013-May 4, 2013).
Read the Governor's Proclamation.

Native Plant Week

Posted by Editor at 06:06 PM

Adventures in Xeriscaping

PAHOVE CHAPTER APRIL 18, 2013 PRESENTATION AT THE MKNC @ 7PM
"Adventures in Xeriscaping" presented by Peggy Faith of Xeric Gardening

Peggy Faith has been working in the horticulture industry for 24 years.
She gained her many skills from apprenticeships, continuing education, and "hands on dirt time".

Her successful business, Xeric Gardening has been operating in the Treasure Valley for five years.

The presentation will touch on microclimates, soil types, hardscaping Feng Shui, and native plant choices for your unique xeriscape.

Posted by Editor at 05:06 PM

March 10, 2013

The Cedars of Lebanon and Lichen Cover as an Indicator of Forest Health presented by Roger Rosentreter


World traveler and lichen expert, Roger Rosentreter will take us
on a journey to Lebanon, a country well known for its symbolic
cedar trees which proudly appear on their national flag.


MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut, Boise
Thursday March 14, 7pm

A variety of environmental pressures are affecting the cedar forest habitats. Seven nature reserves have been established for forest protection but some individual cedars in the Ehden Reserve are not growing well.Their impaired health and slow growth is limited to specific sites and to young cedars growing in the shade of large deciduous trees. The abundant lichen cover on trees in the Reserve is an indication of unhealthy trees and are viewed as a symptom and not the causal agent of the tree's problem. We believe that the presence of lichens themselves is not harming or killing the cedar trees. Rather, lichens are a symptom or indicator of other underlying stressors upon the cedars. Lichen cover is a good indicator of forest interactions and ecological processes (Rogers et al. 2011).

Posted by Editor at 06:15 PM

February 10, 2013

**New INPS Plant List approved by INPS Board on January 23, 2013**

Please see details of INPS Plant List and INPS Board decision at: http://www.idahonativeplants.org/rpc/Conference.aspx.

Posted by Editor at 09:37 PM

January 13, 2013

Fire Ecology: Past, Present and Future

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 7:00 p.m. White Pine Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Penny Morgan, Professor, UI College of Natural Resources,
Director of the Wildland Fire Program
Topic: Fire Ecology: Past, Present and Future
Location: 1912 Center, Great Room, 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho (between Adams and Van Buren)

Penny was born, raised, and educated in the West. Her current research focuses on some of the broad challenges facing people in the West: How will changing climate influence fire occurrence and severity? Where, when and why do fires burn severely? How do bark beetles affect crown fire hazard in forests and burn severity? What drives landscape dynamics, and how can we best manage landscape change? How does vegetation recover following large fires, and how does post-fire management affect weeds and other vegetation regrowth? She is committed to helping people understand and use science in natural resources management.

Suggested reading: July 2012 editorial from the Denver Post written by Tony Cheng, Colorado State University: Are Colorado forests just tinder?

For more information visit the University of Idaho's Wildland Fire Program at
http://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/frfs/fire

Posted by Editor at 03:06 PM

November 05, 2012

PAHOVE CHAPTER NOVEMBER 2012 PRESENTATION

THURSDAY, November 8th at 7pm at the MKNC

Danielle Clay presents "An Ode to Our Foes". Danielle will explore the medicinal uses of many of our common garden "foes" and help us understand their value.

AND

Kimi-Jo Slayton presents "Re-Wilding the Native Hoop". Kimi-Jo will share a video overview of ethno-botanicals with a specific story of traditional land management practices of the first nations people.

Posted by Editor at 05:01 PM

April 07, 2012

ASTRAGALUS WORKSHOP

Save-the-Date!
June 27-28, 2012

College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho

The Pahove Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society and the College of Idaho are proud to offer another plant identification workshop.

This year's 2-day workshop will focus on members of the genus Astragalus and will be led by Idaho's very own Michael Mancuso and Don Mansfield.

Please join us as we listen and learn via lecture, lab, and field trips!

Contact Karen Colson at karen_colson@fws.gov if you would like to receive
registration information.

Cost will be $50.00 and includes lunch both days!

Posted by Editor at 10:30 AM

January 07, 2012

Pahove Chapter January Meeting at the MKNC

Movie Night!
at the MK Nature Center, 600 South Walnut, Boise
Tuesday, January 10th
7pm - 9pm
Board Meeting 6:00pm-6:45pm (open to all members)
Announcements 6:45pm-7:00pm

Snacks and beverages will be available.

Double Feature:
The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies
Follow the 2000 mile trip to a sanctuary in the highlands of Mexico.

Hummingbirds, Magic in the Air
Hummingbirds are the tiniest of birds, yet they are some of the toughest,
most energetic creatures on the planet. Their unique flying abilities give them
unmatched maneuverability, but at the cost of a supercharged metabolism that keeps them on the edge of survival. Hummingbirds spend most their lives in fast forward, but now high-speed video lets us enter their world.

Posted by Editor at 07:11 PM

November 27, 2011

PAHOVE CHAPTER ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

MEET US AT THE OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY

IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BOISE

610 WEST IDAHO STREET

6:30—8:30 PM

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011


Order from a delicious menu that includes
Crisp Salad, Fresh Bread, Entrée from (our menu)*,
Spumoni Ice Cream, and Coffee, Hot or Iced Tea, or Milk

NO HOST BAR AVAILABLE FOR ALCOHOL OR SOFT DRINKS
ADULTS - $15 . KIDS UNDER 18 - $7
INCLUDES TAX & GRATUITY . VEGETARIAN OPTION*


RSVP MUST BE RECEIVED
BY MONDAY, DECEMBER 5

WHAT TO BRING...

Friends and Family, a plant themed gift to exchange ($5 limit), and
your best holiday appetite.

Celebrate this season with the Pahove Chapter.


Posted by Editor at 07:14 PM

November 20, 2011

RPC: 2011 Conference Results

Click here

Posted by Editor at 01:20 PM

November 08, 2011

Pahove Chapter-November Presentations

Thursday, November 10th @ 7pm

Elaine Walker shares her experience writing a gardening column for the Idaho Statesman. AND Alayne Blickle, creator/director of Horses for Clean Water, explains how Best Management Practices for horse and livestock owners are beneficial for livestock health, farm productivity, and environmental health.

Posted by Editor at 09:02 PM

October 18, 2011

RPC: 2009 Conference Results in PDF Format (statewide)

Click here

Posted by Editor at 10:10 PM

October 16, 2011

2011 RARE PLANT CONFERENCE AGENDA (Draft)

Tuesday October 18 - The Reef, 6th & Main, Hemingway Room
6:30 - 8:30 pm Kick-off Social - Lynn Kinter (organizer)

Wednesday October 19 – Idaho State BLM Office, 1387 S. Vinnell Way, 2nd Floor
7:45 - 8:30 Registration – Jody Hull

8:30 - 8:45 Welcome, Logistics – Roger Rosentreter

8:45 - 9:00 Introduction to Process, Objectives, Lists Review – Beth Corbin

9:00 – 9:30 Rank Calculator Overview – Lynn Kinter

9:30 – 9:45 BREAK

9:45 – 10:30 Large Group Ranking Exercise: Sedum valens – Beth Corbin

10:30 – 11:15 Large Group Ranking Exercise: Astragalus cusickii var. packardiae – Gillian Wigglesworth

11:15 – 12:00 Large Group Ranking Exercise: Pinus albicaulis – Lynn Kinter

12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH

1:00 – 4:00 Regional Breakout Sessions
North: Chair LeAnn Abell
Scribes: Danielle Clay, Beth Colket, Holly Beck
South: Chair Don Mansfield
Scribes: Justin Fulkerson, Gillian Wigglesworth, Kathi Kershaw

4:00 – 4:30 Regroup, Critique, Next Steps – Beth Corbin

4:30 Adjourn to M.K. Nature Center

M.K. Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut
5:30 – 8:00 Potluck dinner – Caroline Morris (coordinator)

Thursday October 20 – Boise Front Field Trip
Time and location to be announced at Wednesday’s meeting – Mike Mancuso


Posted by Editor at 03:29 PM

FIELD TRIP to BOISE FOOTHILLS

Michael Mancuso, a Boise botanist, will lead a field trip to monitoring and conservation sites in the Boise Foothills on Thursday, October 20th.

Details of the field trip will be announced on Wednesday at the Rare Plant Conference.

Posted by Editor at 03:10 PM

October 06, 2011

LUNCH & T-SHIRT ORDERS DUE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011

If you plan on attending the Rare Plant Conference on October 19 & 20th, please remember to send in your registration form which includes the option of ordering lunch for Wednesday, October 19th, and/or ordering a t-shirt. This year's t-shirt design is Owyhee clover and bees printed in silver graphic.

Posted by Editor at 09:53 PM

September 25, 2011

25th RARE PLANT CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (OCT. 18-20, 2011)

October 18: Kick-off Social. 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
The Reef, 6th & Main, Hemingway Room. No host drinks, appetizers, dinner.

October 19: Rank Calculator Demonstration & Rare Plant Assessments.

---------------7:45 am - 5:00 pm Idaho State BLM Office, 1387 S. Vinnell Way, Sagebrush Room. Statewide session in the morning, regional break-out sessions in the afternoon.

---------------Potluck Dinner. MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut.

October 20: Field Trip: Rare Plant Monitoring & Conservation Efforts in Boise Foothills. Details TBA. Led by Boise botanist Michael Mancuso.

Please complete this form and email to INPS.treasurer@gmaildotcom or mail to INPS Rare Plant Conference, P.O. Box 9451, Boise, ID 83707

The Registration Form is also located under the Rare Plant Conference link (on the left).

Posted by Editor at 05:17 PM

June 10, 2011

2011 Annual INPS Meeting at the CITY OF ROCKS/CASTLE ROCK STATE PARK

Annual Meeting information:The Loasa Chapter is hosting the 2011 INPS Annual Meeting at the City of Rocks National Reserve and at the adjacent Castle Rocks State Park, both headquartered at Almo, in southcentral Idaho.

Our gathering on June 24–26, 2011, affords great opportunities to observe native
flora in a large variety of habitat types and unusual rock formations popular with climbing enthusiasts.

INPS received a welcome letter from Wallace Keck, Superintendent of City of Rocks
National Reserve and Park Manager for Castle Rocks State Park. In addition, Wallace and his staff have created a facebook profile at https://wwwdotfacebookdotcom/CastleRocksStatePark to which they have been posting daily photos of wildflowers in bloom, all neatly identified. They
now have over 75 different photos posted at their 2011 wildflowers album! There is also much information and many maps posted at their websites
http://parksandrecreationdotidahodotgov/parks/castlerocksdotaspx and http://wwwdotnpsdotgov/ciro, including a 1995 complete annotated checklist of vascular plants.

If you have not already sent in your reservation form please do so immediately, as we need it to arrange for the Saturday dinner and to plan for camping.

DIRECTIONS:
From Interstate 84 take exit 216 (Declo); go south on Idaho 77 south through
the small town of Declo across old US hwy 30, and on south through the town of Albion to the Conner Creek junction, then turn right (southwest) on through Elba and to the south side of Almo. The visitor center in Almo will be on the left (east) side of the road. Maps are available there at any time, but the center closes at 4:30pm.

Our evening programs will be at the Ranch House unit of the Castle Rocks State Park,
northwest of Almo, on the Big Cove Road (2800 S). This road is about 2 miles north of Almo, on the Elba-Almo road. Go west on the Big Cove Road for less than 2 miles to the Ranch House. If we have inclement weather, we will meet in the Park warehouse southeast of the Visitor Center in Almo. This warehouse also includes a large conference room in the upper floor.

FRIDAY
2-5pm – Registration for the INPS annual gathering will be at the Visitor Center in Almo, in order to provide you with a pass to the State Park, to direct you to camping, and to get a tally of those going on the North Fork Circle Creek tour tomorrow (see below) to arrange for shuttles. For those arriving later, registration will continue at the Ranch House. We suggest you arrive early, to take advantage of the Visitor Center before it closes at 4:30pm.

--6pm – Dinner with grilled sausages for the group, at the Ranch House. Sausages, buns, condiments, paper plates, and napkins will be provided. Please bring your own utensils and beverages. Also, please bring an appetizer, salad, or dessert to share.

--7pm -- Wallace Keck, Superintendent of the National Reserve and Manager for the State Park, will give us an orientation of the area. As he is very knowledgeable about the flora, fauna, and geology of the area, he will be able to answer many questions.

SATURDAY: 9am – Meet for the field trips
Almo Creek wetlands and adjacent sagebrush-grass and pinyon-juniper types within the Ranch Unit of Castle Rocks State Park: This unit has a good network of trails and interesting microclimates adjacent to the many granite monoliths used by rock climbers. The wetlands area has uneven footing but the walk is otherwise fairly easy, generally within a mile of the facilities at the ranch house. Meet at the Ranch House and walk from there.

North Fork Circle Creek drainage: This would involve a shuttle to the upper edge of the drainage, within the City of Rocks National Reserve, and walking four miles downhill through several habitat types to the Circle Creek Overlook. This trail would provide the best opportunityto see a variety of habitat types plus superb vistas, but there are no facilities along the way. We are expected to be gone from 9am to 2pm; be prepared for this. Those wishing to catch the shuttle at the Visitor Center should meet there at 8:30am; all others will meet at Bread Loaves
on the west side of the National Reserve. This is the ideal trip, as it will be lead by Wallace Keck, Park Manager, and goes through the greatest variety of habitat types.

Emery Canyon: This field trip involves a minimum amount of walking—a riparian area and a hillside are alongside the road. This option allows the opportunity to drive to other sites within the area, and we will always be close to the cars. We will meet at the Bread Loaves Campground turnoff.
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Be prepared: All field trips will require plenty of water and sun protection. Packing a light lunch is advisable.
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SATURDAY EVENING – 6pm – meet at the Ranch House for the annual meeting, dinner, and a special speaker: Dr. Stephen L. Love, Research Professor and Superintendent of the University of Idaho Research and Extension Center at Aberdeen, will speak to us about the buckwheats of Idaho and their use in landscaping.

SUNDAY- Field trips are optional; let us know if you are interested. Please remember that checkout time at the campgrounds is 1pm.

Posted by Editor at 10:59 PM

May 29, 2011

WILDFLOWER COLORING BOOK

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Pahove Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society have published this educational coloring book featuring native wildflowers found in southern Idaho.

Posted by Editor at 01:13 PM

April 17, 2011

2011 Native Plant Appreciation Week - April 24-30


It's official! Idaho's Native Plant Appreciation Week for 2011
is April 24-30. Celebrate the diversity and beauty of Idaho's native
plants and plant communities. Contact your local chapter for
information on events in your area.


Posted by Editor at 01:51 PM

March 26, 2011

2011 Pahove Chapter Native Plant Sale

Celebrate Native Plant Appreciation week with the Pahove Chapter
Saturday, April 30, 2011, 10am-1pm
at the MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut, Boise (behind the Fish and Game)
INPS "Members Only" Sale:
Friday April 29, 2011 5pm-7pm
(Your membership can be renewed at the sale.)

Download file

Information about sun/shade requirements, drought tolerance, and plant form is included on the list.

Posted by Editor at 04:35 PM

Support Oregon's Owyhee Canyonlands Campaign by exploring the W. Little Owyhee River

Join supporters of Oregons Owyhee Canyonlands Campaign, the Native Plant Society of Oregon, and the Idaho Native Plant Society for a four-day adventure into the West Little Owyhee River June 9th-12th!
A group of aspiring, professional and retired botanists are getting together to explore this remote stretch of Wild and Scenic River canyon for rare and sensitive plant species over the course of three days and three nights. We plan to establish a base camp at Anderson Crossing and venture both up and down-canyon and into the neighboring playas in search of species like Owyhee sage (Artemisia papposa), Owyhee River stickseed (Hackelia ophiobi) and Shockley's Ivesia (Ivesia schockleyi )
No prior botany experience required! Self supported camping gear and some experience in the backcountry is needed-- car camping is an option.
Space is limited, so please contact the Oregon Owyhee Canyonlands Coordinator Chris Hansen at 541-709-1576 or chansen at onda dot org to reserve your spot today.

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Posted by Editor at 03:56 PM

Hike the canyons of Leslie Gulch to celebrate National Trails Day

On June 4th 2011, the Owyhee Canyonlands Campaign will be sponsoring a family hike into the canyons of Leslie Gulch to celebrate National Trails Day! Both families and individuals are encouraged to join us as we explore the fascinating rock formations of a SE Oregon gem. Bring a sack lunch, water and a spirit of adventure---carpooling available. Space is limited, so please contact Chris Hansen at 541-709-1576 or chansen at onda dot org to reserve your spot today!

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Posted by Editor at 03:53 PM

March 19, 2011

INPS Vol 33(1)-February 2011 issue

The current issue of Sage Notes is now accessible online and in color.
Visit-http://www.idahonativeplants.org/news/SageNotesFeb2011.pdf
In this issue
Bitterroot's Wet Forests
Introduction of the new Sage Notes Editor
Fortynine Meadows project
INPS Annual Meeting
and more...

Posted by Editor at 03:02 PM

February 21, 2011

INPS Entry Form

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Posted by Editor at 04:20 PM

INPS Photo Contest

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Posted by Editor at 04:19 PM

February 18, 2011

Announcing the INPS Photo Contest

The INPS Photo Contest Committee is announcing the 2011 Photo contest in the February Sage Notes. Please see the rules for the photo contest (use the second link above) and the entry form (use the first link above) which must accompany the submitted photos. Photos must be of Idaho wildflowers, habitats, or scenery.

An entry form must accompany each entry. The photo may be sent as an attachment via email to inps-photo@idahonativeplants dot org. The entry form may be cut and pasted into a Word Document and attached to the email. Alternately, photos may be sent by mail or UPS. Please see the rules document for instructions.

The deadline for the photo submittal will be July 31, 2011 in order to give the committee time to judge the photos. We hope you will have many opportunities to take the perfect photo as well as to check your existing files for special photos. We will require photos to be submitted in high-resolution digital format, so if you have slides or printed photos you wish to enter, please have them digitized before entering them.

Thanks in advance for your photo contributions. Questions concerning the rules or entry form can be sent to inps-photo at photosinps at gmail dot com.

Posted by Editor at 04:26 PM

January 06, 2011

Pahove Chapter January presentation

Date: Thursday, January 13th , 2011
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: The MK Nature Center, 600 South Walnut, Boise

“Honey Bees Aren’t the Only Pollinators in Town” by Entomologist, Jim Ryan
This is a follow-up to our November movie night when we viewed “Queen of the Sun”, a stunning film about bee keeping and colony hive collapse disorder of honey bees.
Many types of animals are part of the pollination process. Some of these include bats, birds and even land mammals. But, the most common pollinator is insects. Insect pollination is crucial to most gardens and is as simple as insects like bees, butterflies and wasps flying from flower to flower in order to collect nectar. In the process, pollen collects on their bodies and rubs off on other flowers that they visit. This fertilizes the flower and the plant will then grow seeds and the fruit that is around the seeds. (www.gardeningknowhow.com)

Our presenter, Jim Ryan, has a BS in Entomology from U.C Berkeley and is the president of the Idaho Entomology Group. Jim will share some his vast knowledge of insect pollinators, mixed with a little humor and some pollinator philosophy.

“Basic bat facts and some interesting tidbits on pollinating bats in North America”, an introduction from Brenda Beckley of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

Brenda is sometimes referred to as the “bat lady” due to her passion for these fascinating mammals.

This presentation is free and open to the public.
Questions? Call Susan at 867-6188

Posted by Editor at 08:06 PM

November 26, 2010

PAHOVE CHAPTER Holiday Party, Potluck, & Gift Exchange

Location: MKNC
Date: Friday, December 10, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Bring your favorite food to share
Bring a gift to exchange (<$5)
Bring a guest to share in the fun

PLEASE RSVP SUSAN
@ 867-6188 IF ATTENDING

Posted by Editor at 02:17 PM

November 04, 2010

FLYER for MOVIE NIGHT

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Posted by Editor at 09:02 PM

PAHOVE CHAPTER MOVIE NIGHT

GREETINGS PAHOVE CHAPTER MEMBERS!

Join us for MOVIE NIGHT featuring “QUEEN OF THE SUN”

on Monday, November 15th, 7:00 pm

at the MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut Street

(please see the above flyer for details)

Posted by Editor at 08:54 PM

September 21, 2010

Sept 2010 Sage Notes

SageNotesSept2010.pdf Requires Acrobat Reader

In this Issue

2010 Annual Meeting
Letter from the President
Chasing the Wild Mushroom
3rd Annual Idaho Botanical Foray
Hager Lake Workshop
INPS News
Chapter News

Posted by Editor at 09:10 AM

May 27, 2010

May 2010 Sage Notes is now online

SageNotesMay2010.pdf    Requires Acrobat Reader  

In this Issue

Lifetime Achievement Award
Letter from the President
The Vaccinium Mystique
INPS State Meeting Announcement
ERIG Project Report
Idaho Rare Plant Observation Form
INPS Election Ballot
INPS News
Chapter News


Posted by Editor at 09:01 PM

December 23, 2009

Native Flora Workshop March 23-24, 2010

Idaho State University, Wood River Room, Pocatello, Idaho

The Sah-Wah-Be Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society is pleased to sponsor the 1st Idaho Native Flora Workshop. Co-hosts include: The Idaho Museum of Natural History, Ray J. Davis Herbarium, and the Idaho State University Department of Biological Sciences.

Theme: Back to Basics in Field Identification

Held in alternate years between Idaho Rare Plant Conferences, this workshop provides opportunities to learn more about our native flora and to network with fellow native pant enthusiasts and professionals. All plant aficionados who want to learn more about native plants in Southeast Idaho and improve their field identification skills are encouraged to attend. Professional botanists from Southeast Idaho and surrounding states will speak on topics of local interest and lead the workshops.

Tentative Conference Schedule:

There will be a no host social on Monday evening, March 22 from 6:30-8:30 pm for anyone coming in early at, Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. 1st Ave.

The conference will start Tuesday, March 23, with registration and poster submissions starting at 8:30am. Presentations by professional botanists on different aspects of native flora common to Southeast Idaho and surrounding states promise to be educational and interesting.

On the evening of the 23rd we will hold our dinner banquet. This is a great opportunity to socialize with botany friends of old, as well as make new acquaintances. Our scheduled speaker is H. Wayne Phillips who will present Wild Orchids of Montana and Idaho. The banquet will be just down the hall from the conference at the Pond Student Union Ballroom. The banquet is open to all conference attendees, INPS members and their guests.

Included in the Wednesday morning session will be a presentation by NatureServ on how they rank plant species followed by a panel discussion on the same topic from professional ranking botanists from Idaho and surrounding states

Wednesday afternoon there will be keying workshops on the Tribes of Asteraceae and the Tribes of Poaceae. Each session will last 2 hours from 1:00-3:00pm and from 3:00-5:00pm. Sessions will run concurrently.

A $35 registration fee ($15 for students) is due by February 28th. Registration submitted on March st or later will be $45 ($25 for students). Cost of the banquet will be $21.00 per person.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns, and thank you for your interest. Janet Bala, Organizing Committee (208) 282-2815 (work) (208) 317-3824 (cell)

balajane at isu dot edu

Posted by Editor at 08:50 AM

Native Flora Workshop March 23-24, 2010

Idaho State University, Wood River Room, Pocatello, Idaho

The Sah-Wah-Be Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society is pleased to sponsor the 1st Idaho Native Flora Workshop. Co-hosts include: The Idaho Museum of Natural History, Ray J. Davis Herbarium, and the Idaho State University Department of Biological Sciences.

Theme: Back to Basics in Field Identification

Held in alternate years between Idaho Rare Plant Conferences, this workshop provides opportunities to learn more about our native flora and to network with fellow native pant enthusiasts and professionals. All plant aficionados who want to learn more about native plants in Southeast Idaho and improve their field identification skills are encouraged to attend. Professional botanists from Southeast Idaho and surrounding states will speak on topics of local interest and lead the workshops.

Tentative Conference Schedule:

There will be a no host social on Monday evening, March 22 from 6:30-8:30 pm for anyone coming in early at, Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. 1st Ave.

The conference will start Tuesday, March 23, with registration and poster submissions starting at 8:30am. Presentations by professional botanists on different aspects of native flora common to Southeast Idaho and surrounding states promise to be educational and interesting.

On the evening of the 23rd we will hold our dinner banquet. This is a great opportunity to socialize with botany friends of old, as well as make new acquaintances. Our scheduled speaker is H. Wayne Phillips who will present Wild Orchids of Montana and Idaho. The banquet will be just down the hall from the conference at the Pond Student Union Ballroom. The banquet is open to all conference attendees, INPS members and their guests.

Included in the Wednesday morning session will be a presentation by NatureServ on how they rank plant species followed by a panel discussion on the same topic from professional ranking botanists from Idaho and surrounding states

Wednesday afternoon there will be keying workshops on the Tribes of Asteraceae and the Tribes of Poaceae. Each session will last 2 hours from 1:00-3:00pm and from 3:00-5:00pm. Sessions will run concurrently.

A $35 registration fee ($15 for students) is due by February 28th. Registration submitted on March st or later will be $45 ($25 for students). Cost of the banquet will be $21.00 per person.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns, and thank you for your interest. Janet Bala, Organizing Committee (208) 282-2815 (work) (208) 317-3824 (cell)

balajane at isu dot edu

Posted by Editor at 08:50 AM

December 03, 2009

Winter 2009 Sage Notes available

In this Issue


Hottest Native Plants Calendar Sale
Letter from the President
Insect Flower Visitors
Carex Workshop Redux
Saw-Wah-Be trip report
Book Review
INPS News
Chapter News

Sage Notes Winter 2009

Posted by Editor at 08:45 PM

Winter 2009 Sage Notes available

In this Issue


Hottest Native Plants Calendar Sale
Letter from the President
Insect Flower Visitors
Carex Workshop Redux
Saw-Wah-Be trip report
Book Review
INPS News
Chapter News

Sage Notes Winter 2009

Posted by Editor at 08:45 PM

November 05, 2009

The Fall Florilegium: A Gathering of Asters

We are looking to start a new INPS Chapter in the Idaho Falls area. Please join us for a short informational meeting and then a presentation about the Asters (Daisies) by Dr. Gary Baird of BYU-Idaho.

When: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 7-9 PM

Where: Idaho Falls Fish & Game Office
4279 Commerce Circle, Idaho Falls, ID

The Fall Florilegium: A Gathering of Asters.

Autumn wildflowers are often overshadowed by the spectacular change in color of the surrounding forests. The majority of these wildflowers belong to the Aster or Sunflower family, which is well represented in Eastern Idaho. Members of this plant family can be found blooming from early spring to late fall, although most bloom late and thus form the largest part of our autumnal flora. In particular, the asters are a diverse and varied part of our flora that can sometimes be difficult to sort. In this brief look at our fall wildflowers, we will consider the beauty and variety of asters found in Eastern Idaho.

Posted by Editor at 12:04 AM

October 09, 2009

Pahove chapter movie night

Join us Wednesday, October 14th at 6:30 p.m. for "Movie Night" at the MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut.

Following a brief business meeting, we will be showing the spectacular Nova Presentation of:

First Flower: Nova "First Flower"

Nova explores the evolution of blooming plants in this program that tags along with botanists on a hunt for the world's first flower. Scientists follow clues from a floral fossil to China's Hengduan Mountains, a gold mine of plant biodiversity. While experts make new discoveries in China, researchers at Britain's Kew Gardens attempt to unravel the secrets of plant genetics to gain a more complete picture of the evolution of flowers.

(Bob Moseley gave a talk on the botany of the Yunnan region at the 2006 Idaho Rare Plant Conference.
Slides on the area from Bob Moseley of the Nature Conservancy)

As always, there will be snacks and beverages. See you there!

On the horizon -

* November 17th Plant restoration projects in our community
* December 17th Annual Holiday Party (food, fun, and gift exchange)
* Dr. Jim Smith of BSU is hosting monthly, evening plant identification workshops from October through March. For more information please visit http://www.boisestate.edu/biology/idahobotforaypost.shtml

Posted by Editor at 04:37 PM

June 27, 2009

INPS State Meeting 2009

When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 26, 27, and 28, 2009
Where: Buffalo Campground, Group Loop E, Island Park, Idaho.
Island Park is approximately 80 miles northeast of Idaho Falls on Hwy. 20.

Complete information:

INPS Meeting 2009

Posted by Editor at 08:06 AM

June 05, 2009

2009 Native Plant Week

It's official.

Posted by Editor at 06:44 PM

May 16, 2009

INPS Photo Contest Announcement

The INPS calendar committee is planning to produce a calendar for 2010. To obtain the best photographs of Idaho wildflowers, habitats, and scenery there will be a photo contest. Please see the rules for the photo contest (rules link) and the entry form to accompany the submitted photos (pdf link). If you have trouble with the pdf form of the entry form, please click here for a web version (html link). An entry form must accompany each entry. The deadline for the photo submittal will be July 31, 2009 in order to give the committee time to judge the photos and produce the calendar. We hope you will have many photo opportunities to take the perfect photo as well as checking your existing files for special photos. For this first year we will require photos submitted to be in high-resolution digital format so if you have slides or printed photos you wish to enter please have them digitized before entry.

The calendar will use 12 photos, one per month, and possibly some additional smaller photos. All photographers will be acknowledged. The calendar design is still in progress, but our plan is to use one photo approximately 6" in height x 9" in width (landscape mode) or approximately 7.5" in height x 5" in width (portrait) for each month.

Thanks in advance for your photo contributions. Questions concerning the rules or entry form can be sent to inps-photo at idahonativeplants dot org.

INPS Photo Contest Entry Form

INPS Photo Contest Instructions

Posted by Editor at 07:06 PM

April 27, 2009

Summer 2009 Sage Notes Available

In this Issue
Bear River Seed Collection
Letter from the President
2009 INPS Annual Meeting Registration Form
INPS Photo Contest
Chapter News
Link

Posted by Editor at 01:22 PM

February 17, 2009

Spring sage notes now here

In this Issue
Macrofungi of the South Hills
Letter from the President
Renewal Reminder
INPS Rare Plant Conference
New ERIG Grant Opportunities
INPS 2009 Officer Candidates
2009 INPS Annual Meeting Registration Form
Native Plants News
Chapter News
Link

Posted by Editor at 12:03 PM

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 12:30 PM

April 17, 2008

Sah-Wah-Be Chapter Spring 2008 News

Please read the Sah-Wah-Be chapter section of this website for detailed write-ups on these topics and others.

New Officers: A slate of officers was unanimously elected at the annual meeting April 7, with Barbara Nicholls selected to be this year's president.

Death Valley: Eighteen Native Plant Society members and friends experienced a great week in Death Valley March 22-30, enjoying the plants, geology, history, museums, and tourist attractions of the area. Botanist Karl Holte was the group's guide.

Field Trip Schedule: A May 3 field trip in the Mink Creek area south of Pocatello to search for spring bloomers will kick off the Sah-Wah-Be chapter's Southeast Idaho May-September field trip season. Late snows and cold weather have delayed the appearance of spring flowers, but hopefully conditions will have improved by May. A potluck supper at Holtes' house will follow the field trip. For more information, call 208-241-6289. Eighteen Monday evening and weekend trips have been planned for 2008. Come join us!

Native Plant Awareness Week: As part of our observance of Earth Day (April 22) and Native Plant Awareness Week (April 28-May 3), Sah-Wah-Be chapter will once again set up an information table at the Pocatello Environmental Fair on Saturday, April 26. INPS brochures, information on native plants, free starts of plants, and soil and seeds for children to plant on site will be available to visitors to the fair.

Posted by Editor at 12:02 PM

February 11, 2008

Spring Sage Notes Now Available


Sage Notes Spring 2008

Posted by Editor at 04:24 PM

January 31, 2008

Spring Break Trip to Death Valley!

SPECIAL TO ALL INPS MEMBERS AND FRIENDS

An Invitation to a Spring Break Trip to Death Valley! (March 22-30, 2008)

Several Sah-Wah-Be chapter members from Pocatello have decided to go to Death Valley during the week of Idaho State University's Spring Break (March 22-30) to enjoy the flowers and DV's unique and varied habitat. An invitation is extended to any others, INPS members or not, who are tired of winter cold and snow to join us on this adventure to one of Earth's natural wonders.

Although this year may not be as good as the "Big Bloom of 2005," purported to have been the best DV flower display in 100 years, there are apt to be a great many flowers because of this winter's abundant rainfall in southern California. Karl Holte, who enjoyed DV twice in 2005 and a number of times in years past when he took his classes there during ISU's Spring Break, has agreed to be a "flower guide" for anyone who wishes to accompany him throughout the area for a week of botanizing and touristy sight-seeing of the natural areas and the historical sites, including the Devil's Golf Course, Scotty's Castle, borax mining sites, charcoal kilns, Zabriski Point, Golden Canyon, Artist's Drive, Badwater, and Titus Canyon...weather, time, and roads permitting, plus interest shown. During March, the National Park Service also provides daily field trips plus nightly lectures at the Visitors Center.

Most of us plan to arrive in DV on Monday, March 24, and some of us will likely stay through Sunday, March 30. We propose that our group all be based in the Furnace Creek Area, if possible, which includes the National Park Visitors Center and various types of accommodations for camping, RVs, and hotel rooms. Barbara Nicholls has been gathering information for this trip by phone and on the Web. Please refer to the Sah-Wah-Be section on this website for a more elaborate report of this proposal and the very detailed information she has gathered on accommodations, including suggestions and reservation phone numbers. Barbara adds, "Time is of the essence for making your reservations, as March 22-30 is not only Spring Break for many but also Easter week....and I had much better luck getting information by phoning rather than relying on the internet."

Come join us! Whenever you can arrive, however much you care to participate with the group, or however long you can stay, we will welcome your company! But please let us know your plans. Again, refer to the Sah-Wah-Be page for details.

Posted by Editor at 09:34 PM

January 19, 2008

SAH-WAH-BE CHAPTER NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

February 4, 2008

Our next first-Monday-of-the month meeting will feature Robert Pittman, local botanist and tree specialist, who will discuss landscaping our yards and gardens with native trees, shrubs, and plants. Robert is employed by Town and Country Gardens in Pocatello and thus is aware of availability of native plants there and what will flourish in our area. Join us in the Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH) classroom on the ISU campus for this informative meeting, 7:00 pm.

March 3, 2008

This month’s meeting will be the annual showing of members’ photos and memories from past years’ trips. All forms of media will be available in the IMNH classroom for anyone who wishes to use them. Informal as the presentations may be, they are always enjoyable and all are encouraged to participate! Contact Barbara Nicholls if you have questions.

April 7, 2008

Our Sah-Wah-Be chapter annual planning and election meeting will be at The Mandarin House, 675 Yellowstone Ave., Pocatello, and will commence at 6:00 pm for those who wish to order dinner, and 7:00 pm for the meeting. A nominating committee chaired by Cathy Frischmann is currently seeking nominees for the elective offices. Please contact her to volunteer or to offer suggestions. By-Law updates and chapter policy clarifications will be discussed. An important part of the meeting will be members’ suggestions for and planning of field trip dates and locations for 2008. Contact President Janet Bala for more information (208-235-1352).

The December edition of our Sah-Wah-Be chapter's Sagebrush News, including pictures, was incorporated in the Winter edition of the state newsletter, Sage Notes. Please enjoy a recap of our 2007 field trips and activities by referring to page 14 of the Winter Sage Notes publication.

Posted by Editor at 11:35 PM

December 05, 2007

New issues of sage notes now online


Sage Notes Fall 2007

Sage Notes Winter 2007

Posted by Editor at 12:35 PM

July 31, 2007

UI horticulturist trying to create native plant options

07/29/2007 02:37 PM MDT

Associated Press

LEWISTON - A University of Idaho horticulturist wants residents to be able to put more native plants in their backyards.

Stephen Love has been searching the Idaho backcountry and collecting seeds from native plants, then trying to produce more of them so they can be made available for landscaping.

He says residents want to use more native plants but can't because they aren't available in nurseries.

Working with grant money from the Idaho Native Plant Society, he hopes to persuade commercial nurseries to offer more choices nativeto the state.

Those will include wildflowers, plants and trees that might work for backyard gardens and amateur landscapers.

Posted by Editor at 05:17 PM

April 03, 2007

SAH-WAH-BE CHAPTER NEWS

Upcoming Events

April 9, 2007 - 6:00pm

ANNUAL CHAPTER BUSINESS MEETING, ELECTION OF OFFICERS, FIELD TRIP PLANNING, Bamboo Gardens Buffet, 1200 Yellowstone Ave., Pocatello.

April 28, 2007 - 3rd ANNUAL COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR IN POCATELLO. “CO2 + you = ?” is the theme, emphasizing ways citizens can help diminish carbon dioxide emission problems. 11am-3pm in Tydeman Park, N. 8th and Custer. Chapter members will give away native plant seedlings and will help kids plant seeds of native plants.

May 5, 2007 - NATIVE PLANT AWARENESS WEEK. Field trip to Massacre Rocks State Park (tentative).

For more information on any of the above or subsequent meetings and field trips, phone 208-235-1352 or 208-233-0714. Also check the bulletin board and the Sah-Wah-Be section of www.idahonativeplants.org for our summer field trip schedule.

July 20-22, 2007 - 4th ANNUAL TRIP TO STEENS MOUNTAIN, OREGON

Each year enthusiasm has increased for the beauty and diversity of vegetation to be found on remote Steens Mountain in SE Oregon. This trip, led by botanist Karl Holte, is open to INPS members of any chapter and/or anyone else interested in a weekend visit to the area. As in past years, we will arrive and congregate Friday evening, July 20, probably at the Diamond Hotel. An all-day field trip on Saturday involves caravanning 25 miles up the western side of Steens Mountain, with frequent stops at meadows, snowfields, canyons, forests, campgrounds, streams and lakes until reaching the almost 10,000 foot elevation level and the spectacular views from the summit. Sunday's field trip will be to areas surrounding Steens, including the Alvord desert playa, marshes of the Malheur Bird Refuge, the Refuge visitor center, Diamond Craters, and historical sites. Watch the INPS website for complete details and a reservation form. Accommodations are limited and must be reserved by June 1. More information will also be available at 208-232-6563.

Posted by Editor at 10:44 PM

March 05, 2007

Sage Notes Spring 2007

The latest edition of the Sage Notes newsletter is now available (in full color): Sage Notes Spring 2007 (PDF).

Articles:


  • Private Landowners Work to Preserve the Natives
  • Rare Plant Habitat Modeling in Wyoming
  • Conservation Status and Life History Observations for the Malheur Prince’s Plume (Stanleya confertiflora: Brassicaceae)
  • Palouse Prairie Weed Management and Commercial Production of Certified Palouse Wildflower and Grass Seed
  • Idaho Comprehensive Plant Conservation Strategy
  • INPS Loses Valued Member, Steve Brunsfeld: In Memoriam

Posted by Editor at 11:24 PM

Idaho Native Plant Appreciation Week

The governor of Idaho has declared the week of April 29, through May 5, 2007 as Native Plant Appreciation Week.

Native Plant Appreciation Week is a joint effort by the Washington Native Plant Society, Oregon Native Plant Society and Idaho Native Plant Society. There is a concerted effort being put forth in each state to make people aware of native plants.

Chapters within INPS who are carrying out activities for that week are:

Kinnikinnick Chapter -- organizing a special field trip and special tours of the arboretum.

White Pine Chapter -- inviting the public to a field trip on a member’s property.

Calypso Chapter -- working with local libraries to put up displays promoting books and information on native plants. The chapter is also conducting an outreach program to the biology instructors at the local high schools.

Native Plant Week Declaration

Full size image (1600 x 2226)

Posted by Editor at 11:02 PM

January 15, 2007

Loasa Chapter newsletter for February 2007 (PDF)

Feb. 2007 – Celebrating Native Plants!

Ranunculus glaberrimus
On a cold, frosty, late-winter morning Ranunculus glaberrimus is a harbinger of the spring floral madness soon to come!

Posted by Editor at 01:54 PM

December 22, 2006

Sah-Wah-Be December newsletter

Check out the Sah-Wah-Be chapter's December newsletter on the chapter site. Reviews of some of the highlights of the chapter's field trips and events are featured, including a number of photos. Sah-Wah-Be chapter's January 8, 2007, meeting will be a talk and slide show by Alissa Salmore about European gardens and architecture, in Room 204 of the ISU Museum of Natural History.

Posted by Editor at 07:49 PM

January 09, 2006

Sa-Wah-Be Chapter Nursery and Book List


Jenae Dixon of the Sah-Wah-Be Chapter sends us this list of nurseries which provide native plants and/or seed.

Sa-Wah-Be Nursery and Book List

Posted by Editor at 07:24 PM

March 23, 2005

Second Annual Conference of Northwest Herbaria

When: June 3-5
Where: Moscow, Idaho

The Stillinger Herbarium at the University of Idaho is holding a herbarium conference including workshops, presentations, and a day-long field trip showcasing the coastal disjunct ecosystems of North Idaho. The schedule for the Conference of Northwest Herbaria includes some great topics and knowledgeable presenters, helping to make this a weekend you won't want to miss. For more details and to register for the conference, please visit the Stillinger Herbarium website at:

http://www.sci.uidaho.edu/biosci/herbarium/conference/

Matt Parks, Associate Curator University of Idaho Stillinger Herbarium Moscow, Idaho 83844-3051
Phone: 208 885-4623 Email: park6728 at uidaho dot edu

Topics and Presenters:

The Coastal Disjunct Ecosystems of North Idaho: Museums or Overnight Sensations? -- Dr. Steve Brunsfeld, University of Idaho

Cow Pies, Freckle Pelts and Ragbags? The Macrolichens of the Northwest -- Curtis Bjork, University of Idaho Stillinger Herbarium, Enlichened Consulting, Ltd.

The Genus Viola: Not All Violets are Pansies -- Dr. John Little, Sycamore Environmental Consulting, Flora of North America

The Flora of the Rocky Mountains Project -- Dr. Ronald Hartman, Director, Rocky Mountain Herbarium

Botanical Art: Eternalizing the Ephemeral -- Richard Naskali, University of Idaho

Today's Marion Ownbey Herbarium at Washington State University -- Larry Hufford, Director, Marion Ownbey Herbarium at Washington State University

Field Trip:

Explore the Lochsa-Selway Wilderness Area of North Idaho, including: observation and collections(?) of coastal disjunct species, including the Pacific flowering dogwood (Cornus nuttallii). Optional side trip to view proposed new species of Lomatium.

Posted by Editor at 08:43 PM

January 12, 2005

NATIVE FORBS AND GRASSES SEMINAR

The Ecology Of Native Forbs And Native Grasses In The Great Basin: Issues And Solutions

Where: College Of Education, Auditorium, Idaho State University Pocatello
When: Thursday, Jan 20, 2005, 6:30 PM.

Speakers and topics:

Dr. Fee Busby, Dean, Utah State, Dr. Durant Mcarthur, project leader of the Shrubland Biology and Restoration Project, Provo, UT., and Steve Monsen, Plant Ecologist, Retired, Mapleton, Ut, will be covering the subjects:

1. The status of native forbs and grasses, circa 1860.
2. The status of native forbs and grasses, today.
3. The issues confronting native forbs and grasses today and the in near future?
4. What is being done to remedy the issues confronting native forbs and grasses?
5. What are the nutritional, medicinal, and economic values of native forbs and grasses?
6. What should be done to more effectively restore and preserve our native forbs and grasses?

Miriam Austin, Red Willow Research, Inc., Twin Falls, Ms. Austin will discuss the ecological relationships between forbs, grasses and insects/invertebrates.

Dr. Karl E. Holte, Professor Emeritus, Idaho State University, Pocatello. Dr. Holte will present research and discuss the impacts of domestic livestock on the Curlew Grass Lands, and Steens and Hart Mountains, Oregon.

Admission Fee:
There will be a conservative fee to cover expenses for putting together this excellent seminar.

Information:
Call Dr. Keene Hueftle, Chair, South East Idaho Environmental Network (SEIEN). (208) 232-8862.

Posted by Editor at 11:20 AM

January 10, 2005

2005 Idaho Rare Plant Conference

When: February 15-16, 2005
Where: Idaho Power Corporate Headquarters Boise, Idaho

See this page for complete details.

Posted by Editor at 02:42 PM

December 19, 2004

Calypso Chapter INPS Next Meeting


The next meeting is Wednesday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m. at the Life Care Center, 500 Aqua Drive, Coeur d’Alene. (just West of Hwy. 95 and South of Prairie Ave.) Please do not park in the doctor’s parking area. The program will be a video on Beavers and Wetland Habitat or the Lady Bird Johnson National Wildflower Research Center video. Read more chapter news...

Posted by Editor at 08:19 PM

November 23, 2004

Read the Fall 2004 Sage Notes Online


The Fall 2004 issue of Sage Notes is now available online.

In This Issue
From the Editor
Introduction to New State Officers
Swamp Symbols and the Peatlands of Tranquil Basin
2005 Rare Plant Conference Announcement
ERIG Committee Announcement
Native Seed Collection Project Update
Idaho Botanical Garden update
BOOK REVIEW - Lewis and Clark’s Green World: The Expedition and its Plants
Chapter News
Announcements
About INPS

Here is the link to the pdf version:

Fall 2004 Sage Notes

Posted by Editor at 01:14 PM

October 01, 2004

Intermountain Native Plant Summit III

Where: Boise State University
When: November 3-5, 2004

This event is sponsored by the Boise State University Dept. of Biology and is open to the public and free of charge.

General Sessions
Wednesday & Thursday, November 3 & 4
Special Events Center

Rangeland Germplasm Workshop
Friday morning, November 5
Bishop Barnwell Room, Student Union

Boise State University
Download the announcement in Word (.doc) format.

Posted by Editor at 03:22 PM

June 21, 2004

Calypso Chapter INPS Next Meeting

The next meeting is Wednesday, October 6, 2004, at 7:00 p.m. at the Life Care Center, 500 Aqua Drive, Coeur d’Alene. (Just West of Hwy. 95 and South of Prairie Ave.) The program will be a video on the Lady Bird Johnson National Wildflower Research Center.

Also: The latest newsletter for the Calypso Chapter can be read on their Chapter page.

Posted by Editor at 09:51 PM

June 14, 2004

FOSSIL WORKSHOP

Have you ever wondered how fossils are collected out in the field? Or, what happens to them after they are collected? Or, how they are stored and organized in a museum? Or, what they can tell us about past life?

Have you ever wondered what southwestern Idaho and adjacent areas were like millions of years ago?

Well, find the answers to these and many other questions at the "Fossil Workshop" to be held on Saturday June 26, 2004. This special event is sponsored by the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History at Albertson College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID.

Join Dr. Patrick Fields (our curator of Fossils and Research Associate in Paleobotany) for either the morning or afternoon session. Each half-day session will consist of some discussion and photographic slides about how fossils are named, identified, collected, stored, and studied; followed by lots of hands-on "real life" experience with recently collected fossils. You can even try your hand at identifications! Cameras are welcome.

When Dr. Fields is not curating our collections (or making presentations on chocolate - as during the Friday June 25, 2004 evening session), he can be found teaching any of numerous science courses at Olivet College in Michigan.

SPACE IS LIMITED AND RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Admission: $25.00 with proceeds to benefit the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, Albertson College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID. The fun runs from 9:00-12:00 noon OR 1:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday June 26, 2004 in the Orma J. Smith Museum basement of Boone Science Building Albertson College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID.
For reservations and more information call: JoAnn Bellon, 208-459-5211 or email: Jbellon[at]albertson[dot]edu. Please RSVP by June 23.

THIS IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN HOW
THE ORMA J. SMITH MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
CURATES, STORES, AND USES THEIR FOSSIL COLLECTIONS!

Your participation will help reduce the backlog of material needing curation.

Ask JoAnn Bellon for details about a FREE field trip out to collect fossils at Succor Creek on Sunday June 27.

For more information about this event or the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, visit
http://www.albertson.edu/museum/index.htm

Posted by Editor at 07:04 PM

April 19, 2004

IDAHO NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY STATEWIDE ANNUAL MEETING JULY 16-18, 2004, Priest Lake, Idaho

This summer the three northern INPS chapters (White Pine, Calypso, and Kinnikinnick) will host the statewide INPS Annual Meeting July 16-18. In addition to the meeting there will be camping at Priest Lake and field trips to visit Idaho old growth forest near the Canadian border. See this link for complete details.

Posted by Paul at 12:26 PM

March 30, 2004

Read the Spring 2004 Sage Notes Online

Hooray! After 50-some diligent after-hours labor, this edition of Sage Notes is enroute to the printer. Mark will pick the completed work up from the printer, label and seal it, and send the Spring 2004 edition to waiting mailboxes all over Idaho and beyond. Expect yours sometime early next week.

Here is the link to the pdf version:
Spring 2004 Sage Notes

Posted by Paul at 06:49 PM

March 17, 2004

Kinnikinnick Chapter of INPS has a new website

The Kinnikinnick Chapter of INPS has a new website at http://www.nativeplantsociety.org.
Posted by Paul at 12:52 AM

Idaho Native Plant Society Alert

Idaho Native Plant Society Alert, please read: Cyndi Coulter has kindly agreed to get a SageNotes out the door this spring and it has been a while and we owe her a big thanks for volunteering. In order to help her out, we need to have all of your information on chapter field trips, programs, and articles you wish to contribute IN our hands by March 15. Nothing will be accepted after that date!! SOONER is better! Please send whatever you wish to contribute to me and we will get it in the newsletter! Thanks!! Judy L. Ferguson
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