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:
329 S. 4th West
Missoula MT 59801
Interested in Native Plant Landscaping in our area? Click here
Here is a link to a page featuring the Lackshewitz – Preece Montana Native Botanic Garden on the University of Montana Campus
Programs (Held 2nd Thursday of the month (with exceptions), Field Trips, and Events. MANY EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION. CHECK LOCALLY BEFORE ATTENDING
WINTER FIELD TRIP: Saturday January 16, 1:00 pm. Join Rebecca Durham, Peter Lesica and Joe Elliott in Hellgate Canyon to identify winter shrubs and mosses. We will be masked up and keeping distance. The trip is limited to 15 members. Email Paul Buck at [email protected] to sign up. Meet in the parking lot at the base of the trail to the M on the UM Campus.
EVENING PRESENTATION (VIRTUAL): Thursday March 11, 7:00 pm. Douglas-fir is the most widespread and abundant North American tree. Steve Arno and Carl Fiedler have a new book on this living legend. Come and hear them tell Douglas-fir: The Story of the West’s Most Remarkable Tree. This will be a “virtual” program via Zoom with the Montana Natural History Center. A reminder and the link will be emailed to all members who have provided their email address as the time approaches. If you are a member and want to get on the email list, contact Karen at [email protected].
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.