V20-1, Fall 2006 – “The Best Source of Biomass will be Fields with Diverse Plant Species” by Deane Morrison, reprinted from University of Montana News; “Release of 2006 IUCN Red List reveals ongoing decline in status of plants and animals” by the IUCN; H. Wayne Phillips reviews Undaunted Botany: Lewis and Clark’s Search for Plants, by Kathy Lloyd and Drake Barton published in the July-August issue of Montana Outdoors; “Montana Conservation Assessment for Spalding’s Catchfly – Available from the Natural Heritage Program” is reprinted from Optimolocus; the outstanding service award went to Patrick Plantenberg; “Fabulous, Fantastic, Frasera Facts” by Kelly Chadwick details interesting information about the 2006 annual meeting mascot plant; and field trip reports include “Black Butte” and “Bighorn Mountain” from the annual meeting, and “Stylin’ and Goodyer’n in the Little Belt Mountains” “Artemisia Chapter on the Beartooth Plateau” by Dave Hanna, Peter Lesica, Kelly Chadwick, and Clayton McCracken respectively.
V20-2, Winter 2007 – The opening headline, “MNPS Celebrates 20 Years!” sets the theme for this issue, which begins with two reprint articles about Kelseya uniflora (Watson) Rydberg and Francis Duncan Kelsey; “20 Years of Native Plant Conservation” by Peter Lesica reviews successful MNPS involvement in conservation over its history; Cathie Jean reviewed the “Small Grant Program”; Linda Iverson presents, “The Landscape and Revegetation Committee… a Growing Legacy”; in “Phylogenetic position of Kelseya based on molecular data,” Dan Potter and Shannon Still document their work to clarify the relationships among members of the Spirea tribe of the Rose family with special attention to the position of Petrophyton and Kelseya; and chapter reports review their 20-year histories.
V20-3, Spring 2007 – Lodgepole pine ecology is summarized by Peter Lesica in “Stuck Between a Squirrel and a Hot Place”; Linda Iverson focuses on, “Westscape Wholesale Nursery: Native and Adapted Plants for the Northern Rockies”; H. Wayne Phillips summarizes a couple of articles, one from Science News on genome sequencing in “Montana’s Black Cottonwood is Deciphered” and another “New Native Grass Harvester” about a new seed harvester invented in Montana and reported in the Great Falls Tribune; and in “Daunted by Wolves? Try Native Plants!” by Caroline Sime suggests the contemplative relief offered by attention to our native plants.
V20-4, Summer 2007 – “MNPS 20 Years Old! The Rest of the Story,” by Peter Lesica with help from Kathy Ahlenslager and Virginia Vincent, a history of the Society’s founding, is reprinted from the Vol. 10, No. 1 issue; “Wyoming’s New Seed Law,” by Richard Dunne is reprinted from the May 2007 issue of the Castilleja; Annie Garde reviews Beth Judy’s book, Medicinal Plants of North America: A Flora Delaterre Coloring Book; in “Montana Takes a Closer Look at Threats to Rare Plants,” Mel Waggy reports on follow-up work to the 2008 Montana Plant Conservation Conference; and a book review reprinted from the Castilleja discusses Growing Native Plants of the Rocky Mountain Area by Robert D. and Jane L. Dorn.