30th Anniversary Annual Meeting
“On The Edge” Lambert, Montana
June 23-25, 2017
Hosted by Maka Flora Chapter
Friday, June 23
4:00-6:00 Arrive, register
5:00-6:00 Social hour, field trip sign-up,
silent auction/sales commence
6:30-7:30 Barbeque Dinner
7:00-8:00 Board of Directors meeting
8:00-9:00 Speaker: Dr. Kelly Kindscher-
Native Medicinal Plants of the Prairie
Saturday, June 24
8:30-4:00 Field Trips / Kids Activities
(bring your own lunch)
4:00-6:00 Annual Wayne Phillips Plant
6:00-7:00 Pasta Dinner
7:00-8:00 General membership meeting
8:00-9:00 Field Trip Slides
9:00+ Silent auction ends
Sunday, June 25
8:00-9:00 Committee meetings
SATURDAY FULL DAY FIELD TRIPS (tentative) *Field Trip Workshop
*Grass Workshop/Field Trip: MSU Professor Matt Lavin will lead a field trip focusing on grass identification and ecology (easy).
*Ethnobotany Workshop/Field Trip: Join Dr. Kelly Kindscher to learn about native medicinal plants (easy).
Whiskey Hill: Prehistoric camp site with neat geology, butte-top and deep coulee, clay and sandy sites, woodlands, riparian (moderate to strenuous).
Big Ranch: Badlands, prairie, and deep coulees provide lots of diversity (moderate to strenuous).
State Section: Explore pastureland with a beautiful mix of prairie, woodland, shrub land, seeps and springs (easy to moderate).
Makoshika State Park: Rugged badlands, ponderosa pine, juniper, and sand and clay plant species; great visitor’s center (easy to moderate). It is also an option to do the Park on your own; lots of hiking trails.
Bittersweet Coulee: Help document American bittersweet, currently not recorded in Montana, in this hardwood draw. Seeps and springs contribute to a large diversity of upland and riparian species (easy).
Kvaalen Coulee: Hardwood draw (with bittersweet), prairie, wetlands. (easy).
Yellowstone River bottom: Check out the Yellowstone River bottom (easy).
SATURDAY HALF DAY TRIP
Stop and Go Drive Tour: Take a driving tour through the Burns Creek badlands with several stops to see native plants as well as local geology and history. Visit a plains cottonwood that might make the MT registry of “big trees” (easy).
PRE AND POST MEETING TRIPS/THINGS TO SEE AND DO AND CARPOOL OPTIONS
Consider spending a few extra days exploring your way across Montana. Details pending on optional guided plant walks, a list of points of botanical interest, campsites, and other attractions.
Have room in your vehicle for one more? Need a ride to the meeting? Add or join carpools easily at our custom carpool website: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/hzutdo.
Annual Meeting Photos
Click on the Caption at the bottom of the following pictures to go to a Picasa Album of photos from past annual meetings shared by generous annual meeting participants. Please enjoy the pictures and respect the talents and work of the photographers - i.e. please don't steal their work.
The Clark Fork Chapter posted pictures of the 2012 Annual Meeting on their Facebook Page.
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