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Flathead Chapter

Notice: If you wish to receive periodic emailed newsletters from the Flathead Chapter, please send a request to mnps.flathead@gmail.com and then add this address to your address book and/or safe contacts.

  The Flathead Chapter serves the greater Flathead, Northwest Montana, and Glacier National Park area. Monthly meetings in general unless otherwise noted are the 3rd Wednesday of the month in October through April at North Valley Community Hall (also North Valley Physical Therapy)235 Nucleus Ave. in Columbia Falls .

 For more information, contact chapter Vice President, Rachel Potter, 892-2446, or:

Tara Carolin, Chapter President 406-260-7533

Click here for a list of native plant gardens in the Flathead area.
Interested in Native Plant Landscaping in our area? Click here
When do our Northwest Wildflowers Bloom?... Here's a handy list.
 

Programs and Events

For more information, check out the Montana Native Plant Society Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MTNativePlantSociety) or email us at: mnps.flathead@gmail.com. 

Thursday, February 15. 7 pm. Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home. Join us for a screening of this new video illustrating how the use of native plants in landscaping is revitalizing ecosystems across the country. Followed by a discussion of the film and native plant gardening in the Flathead. North Valley Community Hall (also North Valley Physical Therapy), 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Join the Flathead Chapter board/planning meeting at 5:30 before the program. Note change of day and week to accommodate the Plant Conservation Conference Feb. 21-22 in Helena.

Wednesday, March 21. 7 pm. Grass Identification Workshop. Glacier National Park botanist Jen Asebrook will help us learn our grasses. Bring a hand lens and plant keys, if you have them. North Valley Community Hall (also North Valley Physical Therapy), 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Join the Flathead Chapter board/planning meeting at 5:30 before the program.

Thursday, April 19. 6 pm. Native Plant Trivia Night. Grab some friends, eat good food and put on your thinking cap! Backslope Brewing, 1107 9th St. W (HWY 2), Columbia Falls. Note Thursday, not Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 16. Field Trip. Time and Place TBA.

To receive updated information, please email mnps.flathead@gmail.com to be added to the mailing list or to inquire about programs.


Field Trips

Field Trips for 2017 are listed below. Click here for a brochure with all of the Flathead Chapter 2017 Field Trips.

Saturday, September 30 — Larch Arboretum Field Trip Time TBD. What’s a larch and what’s a tamarack? Why are these trees so special? Join us for an exploration of the diversity of larch species worldwide, how this arboretum came to be, and how it is tied to the work being done at the Coram Experimental Forest. Hone your keying skills as we work on identifying characteristics of up to eight larch species. Meet at the arboretum, located at the Flathead National Forest Hungry Horse Ranger Station in Hungry Horse. Info and to confirm meeting place and time: Sonja Hartmann at 387-4576.


Further information

Here is is a plant list that Sally Thompson provided based on her book "People Before the Park" that details plants mentioned in a presentation to the Flathead Chapter in February 2017.

Don’t forget, for pictures, stories and updates on the Flathead Chapter or contact us at mnps.flathead@gmail.com.



 

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