The At-Large Chapters exist to serve the MNPS membership without reference to specific area chapter membership and give a Society home to those without a chapter membership.
Eastern At-Large Representative
Western At-Large Representative
- April 13, 2019: Early spring exploring (weather permitting – CANCELLED DUE TO HEAVY SNOWPACK) of seasonal lake in the Troy/Yaak area.
- June 1, 2019: Big Eddy Trail #999 (Star Peak) – This trail is located above the Clark Fork River on the south end of the West Cabinets near the Montana-Idaho border. Recently the Cabinet Ranger District and Friends of the Scotchmans reconstructed trail tread along a historic trail location which switchbacks through an extensive system of balds and rock outcrops. The balds start a short distance above the highway and continue up about 1,500 feet in elevation on the south facing slope of Star Peak. This is the area we will exploring as there should be a wide variety of flowers blooming about this time. Above the balds the trail continues up through forest to Star Peak Lookout at elevation 6,167 feet. The lookout will not be our objective as it will probably still have quite a bit of snow in early June.
Directions: This trail is located near Heron, MT on Highway 200 near Milepost 6. The trail head is several miles west of the junction with the Bull River Road (Highway 56) and is 0.4 miles west of the Big Eddy Campground entrance. Park on the south side of the highway along a wide turnout. We will walk a short distance up FS Road 2292 to the trail head. We will meet at 9:00 AM.
June 15, 2019: Flagstaff Mountain overlooking the Kootenai River outside of Libby.
What would you like to do? As the Western At-Large Representative I’d love to hear from you. My knowledge of native plants in very minimal but I love exploring and sharing the wonderful natural world we have in Western Montana. – Pat
Here are some fun things the group has been doing over the 2017 – 2018 summers: