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Announcement for 2014 ERIG
The Idaho Native Plant Society (INPS) is soliciting proposals for its Education, Research, and Inventory Grant (ERIG) program. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded in 2014 to support projects that contribute to the appreciation, conservation, or knowledge of Idaho�s native flora or vegetation. The purpose of the ERIG program is to stimulate and lend support to educational, research, and conservation activities that promote an appreciation for native plants and plant communities in Idaho. The ERIG committee encourages you to submit a proposal if you have a project that may qualify.
The deadline for submitting a proposal is March 31, 2014.
More information can be found under ERIG News.
Posted by Editor on February 17, 2014
Pahove Chapter February Presentation
When: Tuesday, February 11th at 7pm
What: Extreme Flora--novelties from across the plant kingdom
Michael Mancuso, long-standing Pahove Chapter member, will present on "extreme plants"- some of the biggest, toughest, oldest, and most dangerous plants known.
Come ready to be fascinated!
Posted by Editor on February 09, 2014
Southern Idaho Rare Plant Working Group Meeting
The Southern Idaho RPWG will be meeting on February 5, 2014 at the BLM Boise District Office. Please contact Beth Corbin (email@example.com or 208 896-5923) if you would like to attend. We will be discussing and ranking species to be presented at the Rare Plant Conference.
Posted by Editor on January 20, 2014
Pahove Chapter January Presentation
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 on January 08, 2014
RARE PLANT CONFERENCE: PRESENTATION DEADLINE JAN 31, 2014
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
For the rescheduled 2014 Rare Plant Conference, we are requesting presentations from anyone who has information to share on issues relevant to rare plant conservation. The options include 20-minute presentations, 10-minute To The Point presentations, and posters. Student papers and posters are especially encouraged. Abstracts and associated information must be submitted by 31 January 2014 to Beth Colket (firstname.lastname@example.org). Authors will be notified about the selection of their presentation by 7 February 2014.
For those interested in presenting during the To The Point session (10 minute presentations), you need only submit your name, contact information, presentation title, and a brief presentation description (2-3 sentences). The To The Point presentations are good opportunities to update colleagues on interesting observations that could lead to future research or projects you are initiating, have in progress, or have preliminary results for.
For those interested in presenting during the 20-minute presentations or a poster presentation, please fill out the Call for Presentations form on the INPS website at http://www.idahonativeplants.org/rpc/Conference.aspx). The Call for Presentations form can also be e-mailed upon request. These longer presentations are ideal for more extensive research that is publishable.
Posted by Editor on November 30, 2013
Pahove Chapter November 12th Meeting at the MKNC
When: Tuesday, November 12th
What: A Toast and a Roast, INPS Lifetime Membership Award Presentation
honoring Ann DeBolt and Roger Rosentreter
Join friends of the Pahove Chapter to warm the season with fond memories and good natured story telling as we honor our friends, mentors and colleagues on this auspicious date.
Posted by Editor on November 10, 2013
RARE PLANT CONFERENCE: SAVE THE DATE
******SAVE THE DATE******
The Idaho Rare Plant Conference is now planned for
Feb 26-27, 2014 at the Ag Research Station office at 800 Park Ave.
More details to come.
Posted by Editor on November 01, 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/
PHOTO CONTEST RULES
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Posted by Editor on October 24, 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.
Posted by Editor on October 10, 2013
Pahove Chapter October 8th Meeting at the MKNC
Join us for a movie, refreshments and popcorn
at the INPS Pahove Chapter Movie Night
Tuesday, October 8th, 7:00pm
at the MK Nature Center
600 S. Walnut, Boise
What Plants Talk About is hard core science combined with a light hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive & complex as we are.
Posted by Editor on October 07, 2013
Pahove Chapter September Meeting
INPS Pahove Chapter Members
You and a guest are invited to the season kick-off Pizza Party!
and chapter elections
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 6:30 p.m.
in the Idaho Botanical Garden picnic area
directly below the Lewis and Clark Garden
Please RSVP by Tuesday September 10 before noon
to Susan at 867-6188, we need to know how much pizza to order!
Posted by Editor on September 02, 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.
PHOTO CONTEST RULES
Posted by Editor on July 14, 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 on June 16, 2013
NATIONAL WILDFLOWERS WEEK
May 19th-May 25th is National Wildflowers Week!
You can view the proclamation below.
National Wildflowers Week Proclamation
Posted by Editor on May 04, 2013
Penstemon Identification Workshop
June 12th and 13th
U of I Research Station, Aberdeen, Idaho
Want to sharpen you penstemon keying skills?
Then you should attend this class.
Just in time before our annual meeting in June where we will have the opportunity to look at penstemons.
Penstemon Workshop at U of I Research Station
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Posted by Editor on May 04, 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.
Posted by Editor on May 03, 2013
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.
Research Professor, Superintendent
University of Idaho - Aberdeen R & E Center
1693 S 2700 W
Aberdeen, ID 83210
Posted by Editor on May 03, 2013