The Clark Fork Chapter serves the greater Missoula Area and west-central Montana.
For more information check the Chapter Facebook Page, which has field trip details and maps and photos, more on the UM Native Plant Garden, and so on; it’s really the best up-to-the-minute info we have; or contact our president via email:
- Interested in Native Plant Landscaping in our area? Click here
- The Chapter has reprinted and is now selling Sheila Morrison’s 2003 book, The Magic of Montana Native Plants: A Gardener’s Guide to Growing over 150 Species from Seed. For all the information and to buy the book, click here.
- Here is a link to a page featuring the Lackshewitz – Preece Montana Native Botanic Garden on the University of Montana Campus
Programs include Evening Presentations, Field Trips, and other events. MANY EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION. CHECK LOCALLY BEFORE ATTENDING!
EVENING PRESENTATIONS (held 2nd Thursday of the month, with some exceptions):
Thursday October 14, 7:00 pm. Grow native plants from seed! Join professional grower, Kathy Settevendemie, to learn how to stratify, scarify, and prep seeds for germination. Strategies for maximizing seedling survival and establishing healthy native plants will be covered. This workshop is intended for those growing plants for MNPS plant sales or anyone interested in growing native plants. UM Campus, Natural Sciences Building, Room 202. Masks are required in all University buildings.
Thursday November 4, 7:00 pm. Were you ever out in Montana’s forests and wondered why those trees were dead, or why some needles were brown? Come find out when Amy Gannon, the DNRC Entomologist and Forest Pest Specialist, tell us about Common Forest Diseases and Insect Problems in Montana. Rm L09 Gallagher Business Building, UMG Campus. Masks are required in all University buildings.
Monday January 10, 7:00 pm. Want to learn how to attract more birds to your garden by growing native plants? Join Naomi Alhadeff, Montana’s Education Coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation who will inform us on Native Plants for Birds; What Plants and Which Birds. Joint meeting with Montana Audubon, Rm 110 of the Interdisciplinary Science Bldg. at the southwest end of campus (note the different day and place). Masks are required in all University buildings.
Don’t forget to check out the Clark Fork Chapter Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MNPSClarkForkChapter/events), the State MT Native Plant Society Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/MTNativePlantSociety).
*Events could be canceled due to weather. Hikes typically proceed at a leisurely pace. Please bring adequate food, water, sunscreen, a hat, and be prepared for Montana’s unpredictable, inclement weather. No pets please!
Clark Fork chapter members enjoy a robust schedule of hikes every year. Here a few members stay safe while botanizing together at Cliff Lake. (Peter Lesica photo)
* Camera Geek trips are designed with ample time for photography and exchanging camera tips and techniques.