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What's New

What's New on this Site or otherwise with the Montana Native Plant Society

Here's what's new:

  • The Spring meeting of the Board of Directors will be held in Helena on March 4. Here is the agenda. 
  • A summary of the Winter issue of the Kelseya and a link to the Fall issue are now posted. (12/28) 
  • Most Chapter winter activities are now posted on the Chapter pages (12/9) 
  • The Summer 2016 issue of the Kelseya is online. (10/24)
  • The agenda for the Fall meeting of the Board to be held October 29 is posted. (10/24)
  • Professor Cathy Cripps, who presented programs on mushrooms at the 2014 Montana Native Plant Society Annual Meeting in 2014, has written a recently published guide to local fungi. Here is a link to the Montana State University publication announcement. 
  • Chapter Events are added as they are received. Check your chapter page to update yourself on local plans. (12/12)
  • 2016 Annual meeting pictures have been added to the Annual Meeting page (9/14). 
  • Information on the 2017 Small Grants submissions is now available on the Small Grants Program Page. 
  • Jon Reny submitted a plant list listing what was seen blooming on the 2016 "Exploding Battery Hike" Jon organized for the Western At-large Area. The hike went to Upper Geiger Lake in the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness on July 23, 2016. Jon suggests we collect such lists and organize them in a way that may serve as a long-term reference for subsequent hikers and outings over the coming years. In addition to finding lists that are scatterd across this site, you can help by sending in your lists for recent hikes.  
  • Officer changes decided by the election and announced at the Annual Meeting have been posted to the Board of Directors Page.
  • An announcement of the dates and location for the next annual meeting is shown on an updated Annual Meeting Page. (6/27)
  • Two new Important Plant Area (IPA) nominations, Italian Peaks and Dutchman Wetlands, were added to the Important Plant Areas Page by the Conservation Committee.
  •  The Proceedings for the 2016 Plant Conservation Conference are available online. (1/14)
  • An Important Plant Area Nomination for Connelly Fen on the Blackfeet Reservation has been posted on the IPA Page.
  • Three mobile device apps that may be of interest to MNPS members are now available from High Country Apps http://www.highcountryapps.com: "Montana Grasses," "Glacier Wildflowers," and "Flora of Yellowstone."
  • The author for "Montana Grasses" is Dr. Matt Lavin of MSU and the author for "Glacier Wildflowers" is Montana Native Plant Society member, Shannon Kimball. For "Flora of Yellowstone" the author is Whitney Tilt. All 3 are members of their local native plant societies. High Country Apps has confirmed that they are donating 5% of proceeds from the "Montana Grasses" app to the state-wide Montana Native Plant Society. For Glacier, they will donate 5% of proceeds to Glacier National Park Conservancy and for Yellowstone, 5% will go to theYellowstone Park Foundation. (Works on most applicable devices; Minimum OS versions are iOS 5.0 and Android 2.2)

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