The Winter Issue of the Kelseya is now available on the Recent issues page along with a summary of the Spring Issue and links to the spring issue inserts, which include the Society Budget, Election Ballot, and Raffle Fundraiser Form.
Elections for the MNPS Board of Directors Vice-President, Secretary, and Eastern-at-Large Representative are now open. Be sure to mark your chapter when you vote for local credit. Click here to read candidate bios and to vote no later than July 3, 2020.
As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Montana Native Plant Society has cancelled both its Plant Conservation Conference and Annual Meeting for 2020. Many chapters will also be cancelling group activities in the coming weeks or months depending on the unfolding situation. Be sure to check locally for any changes. Please heed recommendations from authoritative public health sources and do all you can to protect yourself and your community. Current guidance in Montana allows limited use of public lands, so, if it remains safe, enjoy our native plants in nature while being careful out there. Best to all – your MNPS webmaster, Bob…
Andrea Pipp, program botanist with the Montana Natural Heritage Program, and Ralph Scott, biologist and scientific illustrator, are working to revise the 1962 booklet, “Winter Field Key to the Native Shrubs of Montana” by Morris, Schmautz, and Stickney. For all the information to help with this project, see your Winter 2020 Kelseya or click here.
As of March 2020, this year’s annual meeting is cancelled as a consequence of the COVID-19 emergency. See the Annual Meeting Page for updates as they become available.