Welcome to the Montana Native Plant Society Home Page.
Here's what's new:
Even if you cannot attend the annual meeting, you can support our Society while also having a chance to win one of two amazing trips. Go to the Annual Meeting page and click on the links there to learn all about the trips and to enter the contest. Those who can attend the meeting will have the chance to purchase tickets there.
- Added some June weed pull events in the Pryor Mountains as an addendum to the Summer Field Trips booklet... see Summer Field Trips page. (5/9)
- News reports on May 2 told of a new species of Castilleja found by Peter Lesica and David Hanna in the Scapegoat. Here is an article from the Helena Independent Record and the journal article. (5/2)
- Go to the Elections Page for all the information on the 2013 officer election. An election ballot form is now available thanks to Natives Tim that you can use to fill out the ballot on your computer and email it to the Electoral College. Help your chapter win the prize. Vote today. (4/25)
- The Summer Hike Guide is now available on the Field Trips Page or here. (4/25)
- The Spring issue of the Kelseya has been posted for a while now, so this new listing is a bit late. (4/25)
- Peter Lesica's comprehensive new treatment of Montana's vascular plants is now available through a variety of outlets. You can buy it through book stores and other outlets including directly from the Publisher, BRIT (Botanical Research Institute of Texas) Books. This excellent treatment demands its presence on the bookshelf and in the backback of any serious student of Montana Native Plants: Manual of Montana Vascular Plants by Peter Lesica, June 2012
- The minutes for the February and June Board meetings are now posted on the Society Board of Directors page. (10/29)
- Conference Proceedings and presentations from the 2012 Montana Plant Conservation Conference are available: Click here for all the information.
THE GOALS of the Montana Native Plant Society are to preserve, conserve, and study the native plants and plant communities of Montana, and to educate the public about the values of our native flora.
MNPS is a non-profit organization chartered in 1987. Today we have over 600 members. Membership is open to individuals, families, and organizations within and outside Montana. Members can affiliate themselves with local chapters or join at the state level.
ACTIVITIES are conducted at the local chapter and state levels. The MNPS addresses plant related issues across Montana through committees for conservation, and Landscaping/Revegetation
KELSEYA, the MNPS newsletter, is published four times a year and is included with your membership. Kelseya contains timely articles about Montana plants and their communities, listings of chapter and state meetings and field trips, and updates on native plant issues.
An ANNUAL MEETING of the MNPS brings together members from throughout the state to some of the most beautiful places in Montana to learn and socialize through field trips, workshops, and other programs.
If you have questions about activities in your area, or seek information about plants or resources in your area, please contact the chapter closest to you (click on Chapters to the left on this page): Calypso (Dillon, Butte, Southwest Montana; Clark Fork, (Missoula, West Central Montana); Kelsey (greater Helena area); Flathead (Northwest Montana, Glacier Park); Maka Flora (Eastern Montana); Valley of Flowers (greater Bozeman area).
For general questions, including becoming a member or chapter policies or programs, contact our Vice President, Karen Shelly: email@example.com