Meetings and Events

2021NNPS MEETINGS

Joint Northern and Southern Nevada Zoom Meeting Schedule

September 8, 6:30 pm Speaker: Maria Jesus_"Worth more than gold: A vascular flora of the southern Inyo Mountains, Inyo County CA"
October 13, 6:30 pm Speaker: Peter Weisberg_ "Pinyon-juniper woodlands of the Great Basin: Taking the long view on past and future vegetation changes"
November 10, 6:30 pm ( NNPS elections held) Speaker: Sierra Sampson_ "Ethnobotany in Nevada"
Dec-Jan: no meeting
February 9, 2022, 6:30 pm Speaker: Lesley DeFalco_ "Restoration of Joshua Tree"

During 2020 NNPS held no meetings due to COVID restrictions at our meeting venues. The 2021 NNPS Board approved plans to begin a joint Northern/Southern Nevada meeting on-line in March, 2021. Meetings for this Fall have been moved to the 2nd Wednesday of September, October, and November. This has been done to resolve time conflicts with other meetings that occur the 1st week of the month. Zoom meetings begin with an open chat period at 6:30 pm, business meeting opens at 7 pm; the program commonly begins around 7:15 pm.

2009 Meetings

December 2009:

Henderson regular meeting (December 7th). Member photos and potluck. The results of the election will also be announced.
November 2009:

Henderson regular meeting (November 2nd). Sharon Schafer will provide us with an update on the wildflower poster she is creating for NNPS. She will also give a presentation on the Art of Nature. We will also be holding NNPS elections.
Reno regular meeting (November 5th). Vice President Ann Pinzl will give a talk entitled Pressing Business in the Botany World or How to collect and press plants for a herbarium.
October 2009:

Reno regular meeting (October 1st). Jim Morefield will give us a presentation entitled Rare Plants and the Nevada Native Plant Society.
Henderson regular meeting (October 5th). Jason Alexander from Utah Valley University Herbarium will give a presentation on the Intermountain Region Block Checklist project website that he is developing along with some of his rare plant research & photos.
September 2009:

Reno regular meeting (September 3rd). Gary Monroe will present Botanical Highlights of the Channel Islands, California and will include such delights as the red flowering yarrow (Achillea millefolium) from San Miguel Island.
Henderson regular meeting (September 15th - TUESDAY!! note the date due to Labor Day holiday). Sonja Kokos will talk about some of the rare plant work being done by the Clark County Desert Conservation Program.
August 2009:

Henderson regular meeting (August 3rd). Joseph Betzler will be presenting on his work on the flora of the Arrow Canyon Range of Clark County.
June 2009:

Henderson regular meeting (June 1st). Members photos - members are encouraged to bring and show off their photos from this spring's wildflower season.
Reno, Plant Sale (June 6th, 8:00 am - noon). The Rancho San Rafael Botanical Society will be having its 18th Annual Plant Sale. The plant list should be available at MayCenter.com and then click on Arboretum.
May 2009:

Henderson regular meeting (May 4th). Cayenne Engel of Public Lands Institute will give a presentation on her research on patterns of vegetative recovery after fires in southern Nevada along a 30 year chronosequence.
Reno regular meeting (May 7th) - DATE CORRECTED FROM NEWSLETTER. Garden tour at Steve and Jody Caicco's home in Hidden Valley [DO NOT GO TO OUR USUAL VALLEY ROAD VENUE FOR THE MAY MEETING]. Come as early as 6:00 p.m. to see the rock and other gardens which should be in peak flower in early May. Bring snacks to share. Regular meeting with member's slides at 7:30. RSVP for directions to Steve at (775) 861-6341 or by email, Steve_Caicco [at] fws [dot] gov.
April 2009:

Reno regular meeting (April 2nd). Dr. Gary Blomquist - Professor and Chair of UNR’s Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, will speak on the biology of bark beetles and the responses of native trees (pinion, jeffrey, and lodgepole pines) they attack.
Henderson regular meeting (April 6th). Kent Ostler of the Nevada Test Site will give a presentation on his work monitoring sensitive plants and animals on the Nevada Test Site.
March 2009:

Henderson regular meeting (March 2nd).
Reno regular meeting (March 5th). Mary Winter, NNPS member from Carlin, will speak about her botanical adventures in the northeast area of the state and introduce her forthcoming publication, Wildflowers of the Foothill Regions of northeastern Nevada. Please attend and support a NNPS member in her botanical blossoming.
February 2009:

Henderson regular meeting (February 2nd). Dianne Bangle of Public Lands Institute will be giving a presentation on her work on four rare plant species found within southern Nevada.
Reno regular meeting (February 5th). Robin Tausch, U.S. Forest Service, will give a talk entitled One hundred and fifty years of change in Sagebrush-Pinyon-Juniper Vegetation: Composition, fuel loads, and fire patterns.
January 2009:

Reno annual Board Meeting (Thursday, January 29th). Dinner and refreshments will be served at 5:30 and the business meeting will commence at 6:30. The meeting will be held at Arnold Tiehm’s house; please notify him if you plan on attending, 775-329-1645, atiehm [at] unr [dot] edu
Henderson no meeting in January!

2008 Meetings

December 2008:

Henderson regular meeting (December 1st). Holiday pot luck and member slides and photos.
November 2008: (ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTIONS)

Reno regular meeting (November 6th). Susan Mortenson (graduate student) and Dr. Peter Weisberg of UNR will speak on River Management & Tamarisk Invasion in the southwestern U.S.
Henderson regular meeting (November 3rd).
October 2008: (NOMINATIONS FOR ELECTIONS)

Henderson regular meeting (October 6th).
Reno regular meeting (October 2nd). Dr. Alan Gubanich will speak on Equador birds and habitats, with a few plants thrown in.
September 2008:

Reno regular meeting (September 4th). Author and photographer Stephen Ingram will present a lecture and book signing for his new release from Cachuma Press, Cacti, Agaves, and Yuccas of California and Nevada. Stay tuned to the Newsletter for a review of this new book.
Henderson regular meeting (September 8th). Author and photographer Stephen Ingram will present a lecture and book signing for his new release from Cachuma Press, Cacti, Agaves, and Yuccas of California and Nevada. Stay tuned to the Newsletter for a review of this new book.
August 2008:

Henderson regular meeting (August 4th). Susan Potts will present Nevada Wilderness - Pictures, Places and People.
July 2008:

No Meetings.
June 2008:

Reno: no meetings again until September.
Henderson regular meeting (June 2nd). Members’ slide shows. Bring your photos and stories to share.
May 2008:

Reno regular meeting (May 1st). Jim Morefield, Nevada Natural Heritage Program, will give a talk entitled A Botanical Expedition to China During and After Tiananmen Square.
Henderson regular meeting (May 5th). US Geological Survey staff will present a talk titled: Understanding the habitat requirements of the endangered Amargosa niterwort (Nitrophila mohavensis).
April 2008:

Reno, Rare Plant Committee meeting (April 2nd-3rd). Nevada Rare Plant Workshop in Reno. Contact Jim Morefield (775-684-2902; jdmore [at] heritage [dot] nv [dot] gov) or Steve Caicco (775-861-6341; steve_caicco [at] fws [dot] gov) for more information.
Reno regular meeting (April 3rd). Jason Alexander, recent Ph.D. graduate from Oregon State University, will speak about new and interesting findings from recent Astragalus field work in Nevada.
Henderson regular meeting (April 7th). Bob Morris will present information about the Nevada Cooperative Extension Service and their Master Gardeners’ program.
Southern Nevada (April 12-13). Cactus and Succulent Society Sale. Location: Turner’s Greenhouse at 4455 Quadrel Street, Las Vegas. Contact Joseph Betzler for more info: jabetzler [at] aol [dot] com.
Southern Nevada (April 19th). International Earth Day. We will have a booth at the fifth annual Summerlin Earthfaire on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Summerlin Centre Community Park, 1800 South Town Center Drive (between Sahara and Charleston), Las Vegas. The event will feature live musical entertainment, interactive displays, children’s environmental art and learning activities, food, and exhibits.
March 2008:

Southern Nevada (March 1st). Fruit & Vegetable Gardening. UNLV - A Plant Affair, location: UNLV campus, Barrick Museum, on East Harmon Ave. See http://hrc.nevada.edu/arboretum/ for more information.
Henderson regular meeting (March 3rd). Dr. David Charlet will present his work cataloging the distribution and ecology of the conifers of Nevada, soon to be released in a second edition of The Conifers of Nevada.
Reno regular meeting (March 6th). Beth Leger, Professor of Plant Ecology at UNR will give a presentation entitled Can native plants fight back? Evolutionary response to cheatgrass invasion.
Southern Nevada (March 15-16). Landscaping your yard. UNLV - A Plant Affair, location: UNLV campus, Barrick Museum, on East Harmon Ave. See http://hrc.nevada.edu/arboretum/ for more information.
Southern Nevada (March 29th). CSN Nursery Plant Sale, location: CSN Nursery, W. Charleston Ave. Volunteers needed for NNPS booth - contact Beth Hewitt: elizabeth [dot] hewitt [at] csn [dot] edu to sign up.
Southern Nevada (March 29-30). Cactus & Succulents. UNLV - A Plant Affair, location: UNLV campus, Barrick Museum, on East Harmon Ave. See http://hrc.nevada.edu/arboretum/ for more information.
February 2008:

Henderson regular meeting (February 4th). Jeri Krueger will speak about her recent trip to the African continent.
Reno regular meeting (February 7th). Tara Forbis, recipient of a Margaret Williams research grant, will give a presentation on Rare Plants of White River Valley.
January 2008:

Reno annual Board Meeting (Thursday, January 31st). Dinner and refreshments will be served at 5:30 and the business meeting will commence at 6:30. The meeting will be held at Arnold Tiehm’s house; please notify him if you plan on attending, 775-329-1645, atiehm [at] unr [dot] edu
Henderson no meeting in January!

2007 Meetings

December 2007:

Henderson regular meeting (December 3rd). Third annual NNPS Christmas Pot Luck. Please bring photos to share with the group. We will also have an update on the poster, will be announcing the results from the elections, and discussing next years events and activities. The more the merrier!!
November 2007: (ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTIONS)

Reno regular meeting (November 1st). Steve Caicco, botanist with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in Reno, will give a presentation on East African Ecosystems. This will have an emphasis on the Afro-alpine flora of central Kenya.
Henderson regular meeting (November 5th). Nancy Hall, from the Friends of Gold Butte, will talk about the restoration work that in going on and the challenges facing the Gold Butte area. Adriane Zacmanidis, from Friends of Nevada Wilderness, will be giving a presentation on her non-profit organization and what they are doing to protect wilderness in Nevada. We will also discuss the poster and be holding elections for the southern Chairperson positions, so please make every effort to attend.
October 2007: (NOMINATIONS FOR ELECTIONS)

Henderson regular meeting (October 1st).
Reno regular meeting (October 4th). Larry Taylor and Gary Monroe will present Botany, Geology, and Topography of 2007 NNPS field trips. Anyone else with photographs from the 2007 season is welcome to join in! (If you will need any special projection equipment contact Jim Morefield 775-684-2902 or Arnold Tiehm 775-329-1645 well ahead of time).
September 2007:

Reno regular meeting (September 6th). NNPS President Ann Pinzl will be giving a presentation on her trip earlier this year to the Amazon. There will be slides, focusing on the botany of that area..
Henderson regular meeting (Monday September 10th). Ann Pinzl, NNPS president will give a talk on her latest adventures in the Amazon. The title of her presentation is: Visiting the Amazon: A Personal Account. She will share her photos of the region, the people, and of course, the flora.
July 2007:

Henderson regular meeting (July 2nd). We will be having a follow-up to May's poster meeting. Fred Edwards will give the group a status report on the poster development progress. We encourage everyone to come and participate in poster development.
June 2007:

Henderson regular meeting (June 4th). John Brinda from UNLV will be giving a presentation and workshop on the mosses found in Southern Nevada and surrounding areas. He will bring live specimens for our examination and identification.
May 2007:

Reno regular meeting (May 3rd). Annual member slides show. All members are invited to display their native plant slides, particularly from NNPS field trips. Please contact John Reid at (714) 457-3149 beforehand if you are planning to display slides at this meeting.
Henderson regular meeting (May 7th). Fred Edwards will lead the group through selecting plants to be included in the poster and other items related to the poster. Sharon Schaffer has been selected as the artist for the poster and she will be bringing some of her work for our group to view. If anyone would like to join the poster sub-committee, please contact Sonja.
April 2007:

Henderson regular meeting (April 2nd). Pat Leary, co-author of The Flora of the Spring Mountains of Clark and Nye County, Nevada, will host a workshop looking at a specific family or genus (to be announced, due to lack of rainfall).
Las Vegas, Rare Plant Committee meeting (April 3rd). Nevada Rare Plant Workshop in Las Vegas, with Ash Meadows field trip April 4th. Contact Jim Morefield (775-684-2902; jdmore [at] heritage [dot] nv [dot] gov) or Kate Walker (702-515-5408; kcwalker [at] fs [dot] fed [dot] us) for more information.
Reno regular meeting (April 5th). Eric Peterson of the Nevada Native Heritage program will give a presentation on native lichens in Nevada.
Southern Nevada (April 21st). International Earth Day. We will be having a booth at the Summerlin Earth Day, located at Summerlin Centre Community Park, 1800 South Town Center Drive (between Sahara and Charleston), Las Vegas. The event will feature live musical entertainment, interactive displays, children’s environmental art and learning activities, food, and exhibits.
March 2007:

Reno regular meeting (March 1st). Bruce Eisner of the California Tahoe Conservancy will discuss his agency's Lands Acquisition program, in which small parcels of land are acquired and restored to native vegetation, with limited public usage as parks, picnic areas, etc.
Henderson regular meeting (March 5th). Julie Draper will be giving the group a follow-up presentation to her 2005 presentation on cotyledons of the Mojave Desert.
February 2007:

Reno regular meeting (February 1st). Jenny Francis of the Tahoe Resource Conservation District - California Area, and Sue Donaldson of the Nevada Resource Conservation District - Reno/UNR Area, will be our co-speakers. The topic will be the Invasive Weeds Programs of both agencies.
Henderson regular meeting (February 5th). Fred Edwards, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will present Rare plant conservation in Southern Nevada. Synopsis: overview of the Endangered Species Act and how it fits into the larger conservation picture, opportunities for public involvement and considerations for shaping the future of rare plant conservation in Southern Nevada.
January 2007:

Reno annual Board Meeting (Thursday, January 25th). Dinner and refreshments will be provided. The meeting will be held at Arnold Tiehm’s house; please notify him if you plan on attending, 775-329-1645, atiehm [at] unr [dot] edu

2006 Meetings

December 2006:

Henderson regular meeting (December 4th). 2nd Annual Holiday Potluck.
Reno 3rd annual Christmas potluck (December 7th).
November 2006: (ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTIONS)

Reno regular meeting (November 2nd). Mark Ellis - Margaret Williams Research Grant recipient - will talk on his work with the Las Vegas buckwheat, Eriogonum corymbosum var. nilesii.
Henderson regular meeting (November 6th). Von Winkel a Restoration Ecologist will speak on the Las Vegas Springs Preserve, Clark County, Nevada.
October 2006: (NOMINATIONS FOR ELECTIONS)

Henderson regular meeting (October 2nd). James Morefield, President of the Nevada Native Plant Society, will speak on Rare Plants and the Nevada Native Plant Society.
Reno regular meeting (October 5th). David Polivy of the Sierra Business Council (SBC), Truckee, CA, will talk on the agency’s regional approach to planning for the future of the Sierra Nevada region. Founded in 1994 and based in Truckee, California, the SBC views environmental quality as key to the Sierra Nevada’s economic prosperity, and natural resource conservation as essential to building regional wealth. SBC is a resource for business leaders, government officials, conservation groups and other decision-makers seeking solutions to local and regional challenges.
September 2006:

Henderson regular meeting (Tuesday September 5th). Moved due to holiday. Seth Shanahan, Southern Nevada Water Authority, will present Botanical Inventory and Ecological Restoration Projects along the Las Vegas Wash, Clark County, Nevada.
Reno regular meeting (September 7th). Mark Vollmer will give tips on photography.
July 2006:

Henderson regular meeting (July 10th). Rescheduled from the 3rd to accommodate the 4th of July weekend. USGS Ecologist Todd Esque will present "The Joshua Tree: Is our Mojave Desert Icon in trouble?".
June 2006:

Henderson regular meeting (June 5th). Members will bring in slides and digital photos for a presentation of this year's spring wildflowers. As always, members are encouraged to bring in plant specimens for identification and general botanical appreciation.
May 2006:

Henderson regular meeting (May 1st). David Charlet, Professor of Biology with the Community College of Southern Nevada will give a presentation on The Iranian Flora and Vegetation from a Nevada Botanist's Perspective.
Reno regular meeting (May 4th). Members' Photographs.
April 2006:

Henderson regular meeting (April 3rd). Patrick Leary, Professor of Biological Sciences at the Community College of Southern Nevada will present Recognizing the Poaceae of the Spring Mountains: a Workshop to Learn the Salient Features for Identifying Our Common Grasses.
Reno, Rare Plant Committee meeting (April 6th). Nevada Rare Plant Workshop in Reno. Contact Jim Morefield (775-684-2902; jdmore [at] heritage [dot] nv [dot] gov) for more information.
Reno regular meeting (April 6th). Anna Thompson, botany instructor at the Feather River Community College, will speak on Botanizing with Fossil Plants, or PaleoBotany.
Southern Nevada (April 22nd). International Earth Day. Volunteers are needed to help with NNPS participation.
March 2006:

Reno regular meeting (March 2nd). A speaker from the The Sierra Business Council will talk on The New Sierra Nevada Conservancy, and Development vs Preservation in Sierra Valley, Sierra/Plumas Counties, California.
Henderson regular meeting (March 6th). James Andre, Botanist with University of California's Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center will present The Mojave Desert: A Floristic Frontier in a Conservation Black Hole.
Henderson (March 10th-12th). Community College of Southern Nevada Native Plant Sale.
Las Vegas (March 25th). Annual UNLV Native Plant Sale.

February 2006:

Reno regular meeting (February 2nd). Ann Bollinger, Graduate Student at UNR will give a talk on Vegetation Recovery and Trends after Wildfire on Public Lands in the Orovada Area (northern Humboldt Co.).
Henderson regular meeting (February 6th). Matt Brooks, Research Scientist with US Geological Survey, will give a presentation on Invasive Species and Wildfire Research in the Mojave Desert.
Reno Field Trip Committee meeting (February 9th). The field trip planning committee will meet, and consume a potluck dinner, the evening of February 9th to create the field trip schedule for 2006. If interested in attending, please contact Bonnie Larsen at 972-0583. John Reid has agreed to be field trip chair with Bonnie this year, and Janet Bair will be keeping the meeting notes on her laptop. We look forward to a productive meeting and a great potluck dinner.
January 2006:

Reno annual Board Meeting (Thursday, January 26th). Dinner and refreshments will be provided. The meeting will be held at Arnold Tiehm’s house; please notify him if you plan on attending, 775-329-1645, atiehm [at] unr [dot] edu
Henderson. No meeting planned for January.

2005 Meetings

December 2005:

Henderson regular meeting (December 5th). 1st Annual Holiday Potluck and Celebration. Please bring a dish to share with others, and members are encouraged to bring digital photos that we will run in the background during our meeting. We will also discuss our field trip schedule, so please bring your suggestions, your appetite and your good cheer!
Reno (December 14th). 2nd annual Christmas Potluck in conjunction with Death Valley Picture Night. Dinner at 5:30 in the lab room just across the court yard from the Herbarium at 920 Valley Road. Bring a dish, bring yourself, and bring your spectacular pictures and testimonials of Death Valley, 2005. Power point is not available in this room but slides would work fine. Or present on a lap-top, an old-fashion CRT station or, even more old fashion (but still very acceptable)- prints! This is an informal presentation. NNPS will provide turkey, gravy, dressing, and smashed potatoes. Call John Dyer for questions about food and pictorial presentation (775-677-2714 evenings, 775-689-7800, ext 124 days, or cell 775-848-0371).
November 2005:

Reno regular meeting (November 3rd). Annual Meeting to vote on new officers and Board Members. Terry Miller, Plumas National Forest, will speak on Management of Rare and Endangered Plant Species on the Plumas National Forest.
Henderson regular meeting (November 7th). Annual Meeting to vote on new officers and Board Members. Botanist Joey Betzler will give a presentation on Cactus and Succulents of the Desert Southwest: Mojave Desert, Northern Baja and Anza Borrego.
October 2005:

Henderson regular meeting (Monday, October 3rd). Author Brian Beffort will tell us about his new book, Afoot and Afield in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada, a comprehensive guide to more than 100 hikes within a 3 hour drive of Las Vegas.
Reno regular meeting (October 6th). Rose Strickland and Dennis Gighlieri will speak on Eastern Nevada and Western Utah Water Wars.
Adopt-a-Wash Weed Pull (Clark Co., Saturday, October 8th). See Field Trips page for details.
September 2005:

Reno regular meeting (September 1st). Gary Monroe will speak about and show slides of Wild Flowers of the Spring Mountains, Clark County, Nevada.
Henderson regular meeting (Tuesday, September 6th). Please note that the September meeting will be held on Tuesday due to the Labor Day holiday. Elizabeth Hewitt of the Community College of Southern Nevada's Ornamental Horticulture Department will present The Role of Native Plant Propagation in Restoration Efforts at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
August 2005:

Henderson regular meeting (August 1st). Susan Potts will present Nevada Wilderness - Pictures, Places and People.
July 2005:

Henderson regular meeting (Tuesday July 5th). The July meeting will be held on Tuesday the 5th of July to avoid the Fourth of July weekend. Lesley DeFalco will present Seed Establishment in Disturbed Mojave Desert habitats: How Much Do Wind Dispersal and Granivores Matter in Restoration?
June 2005:

Henderson regular meeting (June 6th). Members will bring in slides and digital photos for a group presentation of this year's spring wildflowers. In addition, members are welcome to bring in plant specimens for identification and general botanical appreciation.
May 2005:

Henderson regular meeting (May 2nd). Dean Tonenna will demonstrate Native American uses of Native Plants.
Reno regular meeting (May 5th). Members' Slides.
April 2005:

Henderson regular meeting (April 4th). Kent Ostler will present a slide show of Wildflowers and Botanical Research at the Nevada Test Site .
Rare Plant Committee meeting (April 5th). Nevada Rare Plant Workshop in Las Vegas. Contact Jim Morefield (775-684-2902; jdmore [at] heritage [dot] nv [dot] gov) for more information.
Reno regular meeting (April 7th). Christy Malone will give a talk on Native plants in the landscape.
March 2005:

Reno regular meeting (March 3rd). Jim Seifert will give a presentation on How to grow plants from cuttings. NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION FOR THIS MEETING. This meeting will be held in the classroom next to the herbarium at 920 Valley Road. This is one building south of (toward the freeway) the current meeting place.
Henderson regular meeting (March 7th). Julie Proctor will present a photographic library representing a multitude of Mojave Desert plants from the cotyledon stage through flowering. Get ready to play "Guess That Plant!"
February 2005:

Reno regular meeting (February 3rd). Dr. Alan Gubanich will be speaking on the Wintering Birds of Northern Nevada, with references to the plants that they use in 'normal' years for food sources.
Henderson regular meeting (February 7th). Elizabeth Powell will give a presentation that will wet the botanical appetite of members preparing to view the Mojave wildflower extravaganza expected in spring 2005. In addition, members will bring in favorite, perplexing, and unusual plant specimens to share with others.
January 2005:

2005 NNPS Board Meeting (January 12th). This will held at Arnold Tiehm's house with dinner at 5:30 and the meeting commencing at 6:30. If you plan to attend please notify Arnold at 329-1645 or atiehm [at] unr [dot] edu.

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