Andrea Pipp, program botanist with the Montana Natural Heritage Program, and Ralph Scott, biologist and scientific illustrator, are working to revise the 1962 booklet, "Winter Field Key to the Native Shrubs of Montana" by Morris, Schmautz, and Stickney. For all the information to help with this project, see your Winter 2020 Kelseya or click here.2020 Annual Meeting (11/17)
New information including a recommendation to save July 3, 4, and 5 for the 2020 Annual Meeting is now posted on the Annual Meeting Page. The Valley of Flowers Chapter is well into planning for a great annual meeting and will be announcing some exciting new ways you can be involved over the next couple of months. Keep up on the Annual Meeting Page and the State Society Facebook Page.Board of Director Minutes Archive Up to Date (11/1)
The archive of MNPS Board of Directors Minutes since 2008 is now up to date. Keep up with your Board of Directors work on the Board of Directors Page.Conservation Conference Scheduled for April (10/29)
Mark your calendars: The 2020 Plant Conservation Conference is scheduled for April 8 – 9 at the Grand Tree Inn in Bozeman, Montana. Details are being worked out and will be posted here along with registration information when available. Full information including registration information will be published later on the Conservation Conference Page.New Conservation Letters Posted (10/29)
Conservation letters regarding BLM Resource Management Plans for the Lewistown and Missoula areas are now posted on the Conservation Issues Page.
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Some useful things:
- Professor Cathy Cripps, who presented programs on mushrooms at the 2014 Montana Native Plant Society Annual Meeting in 2014, has written a recently published guide to local fungi. Here is a link to the Montana State University publication announcement.
- Three mobile device apps that may be of interest to MNPS members are now available from High Country Apps http://www.highcountryapps.com: “Montana Grasses,” “Glacier Wildflowers,” and “Flora of Yellowstone.”
- The author for “Montana Grasses” is Dr. Matt Lavin of MSU and the author for “Glacier Wildflowers” is Montana Native Plant Society member, Shannon Kimball. For “Flora of Yellowstone” the author is Whitney Tilt. All 3 are members of their local native plant societies. High Country Apps has confirmed that they are donating 5% of proceeds from the “Montana Grasses” app to the state-wide Montana Native Plant Society. For Glacier, they will donate 5% of proceeds to Glacier National Park Conservancy and for Yellowstone, 5% will go to theYellowstone Park Foundation. (Works on most applicable devices; Minimum OS versions are iOS 5.0 and Android 2.2)