V09-1, Fall 1995 – Richard Stout describes research into chemical responses in plants to insect damage in “How Plants Talk to Each Other”; an obituary for Klaus Lackschewitz reprinted from the Missoulian; field trip reports include “The Grasses of Peet’s Hill”, “A Rare Chance to Visit the Sweetgrass Hills”, “Crazy [Mountains] Days”, several trips documented in “Maka Flora Summer Activities”, and annual meeting field trips: “Onion Park/O’Brien Creek RNA”, “Paine Gulch”, “Big Baldy Mountain”, “Belt Creek Dry Fork”, and “South Fork Judith River/Judith Guard Station”; and “Botanical Exploration in Montana, Part 3, W. E. Booth” by Robert Dorn.
V09-2, Winter 1996 – An “In Memoriam” on Klaus Lackschewitz by Jerry de Santo accompanied by personal remembrances from Howard Reinhardt, Jean Pfeiffer, Beth Ferris, Susanne L. Bessac and from Mr. Lackschewitz himself; an obituary for Mark Bjorlie; a profile of “Contracted Ricegrass in Montana” by Bonnie Heidel; and Peter Lesica updates activities in “MNPS Conservation Efforts Move Forward.”
V09-3, Spring 1996 – Bonnie Heidel reports on “Spiranthes diluvialis – A Threatened Orchid in Montana”; Peter Lesica offers “A Different View of Crested Wheatgrass”; a short review of “Restoring Diversity: Strategies for Reintroduction of Endangered Plants” by Donald Falk, Constance Millar, and Margaret Olwell; Dennis Nichols offers an intense report, “The Rare & the Beautiful,” on at last finding Common Clarkia among other things; Bonnie Heidel writes “Questions and Answers about Sweetgrass”; a short review of “The Alpine Flora of the Rocky Mountains, Vol. I: The Middle Rockies” by Richard W. Scott; and Rush skeletonweed is described in “New Weed Threatens Montana.”
V09-4, Summer 1996 – In “Botanical Exploration in Montana, Part 4: W E Booth as Teacher,” Robert Dorn describes what kind of teacher this intrepid Montana foundational botanist was; Dennis Nicholls describes how he came to report a new state large tree record for a paper birch in “A Beauty of a Birch;” and an annual meeting report and other society news. Note: A February 1996 version of “1996 Big Tree Register of Montana’s Champion Trees” was included as an insert in this issue of the Kelseya. For a current listing and other information about this program of the Forestry division of the Montana DNRC, click this link: dnrc.mt.gov/forestry/Assistance/BigTree/.