2019 INPS Statewide Annual Meeting

Hosted by the Pahove (Boise) Chapter

Located in McCall, Idaho

Friday, July 12 to Monday, July 15, 2019

2019 Annual Meeting Registration will open April 1st .

You will be able to ensure your reservation for the 2019 Annual Meeting starting April 1, 2019. Please completely fill out the registration form and mail it with your payment to the Pahove Chapter treasurer listed on the form.

A full agenda including all of the details that you may need to plan your trip can be found in the announcement below.

2019 Annual Meeting Announcement 

The Pahove Chapter is delighted to announce that the 2019 INPS annual meeting will be held in McCall, Idaho Friday, July 12, 2019-Monday, July 15, 2019. Located in central Idaho, McCall is about 5 hours S of Coeur d’Alene, 5.5 hours NW of Pocatello and 2 hours N of Boise, a location convenient for many members across the state to attend.

Our activity base will be the Peninsula Campground at Ponderosa State Park next to Payette Lake. Pahove has reserved 11 campsites and a pavilion. This area of the Park has water and electric hook-ups, picnic tables, and bathhouses with flush toilets and hot showers. There are many local recreational opportunities besides botanizing: biking, bird watching, boating, hiking, brew pubs etc.

Hotels & Motels in McCall
Campgrounds and RV Parks near McCall, Idaho

Reserve your stay promptly–McCall is a busy summer tourist destination.

If you want a Peninsula camp site, then ASAP! inform Pahove Treasurer Caroline Morris, fleursmorris@gmail.com, to designate one of the 11 campsites for you. 10 sites are for 3 nites, 1 for 2 nites @ $31/nite (deposit needed). All of these sites are now taken.

We also will have exciting give-a-ways and a silent auction to raise funds for ERIG.

Memorable, exciting field trips will accommodate easy and moderate to strenuous activity levels. Easy hikes will be a half day on mostly level terrain. Moderate to strenuous hikes will be all day with significant elevation gain and/or distance.

Tentative Schedule

Friday afternoon:

* Check in/registration/information packets 12pm-6pm – Peninsula CG Pavilion

* Twin Peaks Nursery Tour 1pm-2pm

* INPS State Board meeting 3pm-5pm

* Potluck at the Park Pavilion 6pm (Please bring something to share with our group.)


* Lichen Workshop led by Roger Rosentreter and Field Trips to view some spectacular specimens

* Banquet & Business Meeting at McCall Senior Citizens Center 6pm- 7:30pm.

* 7:30pm Keynote Speaker Barbara Ertter, a longtime botanist and INPS member, will describe Flora and Geology of the McCall area


* Field Trips

* Dinner on your own


* Optional Field Trips

Don’t miss this year’s annual meeting. More details and a registration form will be in the March issue of Sage Notes. Despite keen competition from other INPS annual meetings, we guarantee that you’ll find this meeting valuable and enjoyable. See you in July!

If you are curious about where we have held previous annual  meetings, what chapter hosted, and what the areas we explored looked like, then please click on the link below.

Past Annual Meetings