2010 Meetings

December 2010:

  • Henderson: 6th.  Speaker Unknown
  • Reno: No Meeting

November 2010:

  • Henderson: 1st Voting for 2011 Officers.
  • Reno: 4th  Voting for 2011 Officers.
     Janel Johnson from the Nevada Natural Heritage Program will present
    information on growing native plants in the garden. Members can view the
    slideshow here.

October 2010:

  • Reno 7th Lynda Nelson from Washoe County Regional
    Parks will give an update on Restortion Projects, including prescribed
    fire and other projects.
  • Henderson 4th?

September 2010:

  • Reno 2nd Cheryl Beyer from the Lake Tahoe Basin
    Management Unit will present information on the status of Whitebark
    Pine, Pinus albicaulis.
  • Henderson: 13th (Late due to Labor
    Day) Stephen Zitzer from DRI will talk about Native and invasive plant
    recruitment following wildfire in a blackbrush community in Lincoln
    County and a site in sagebush/juniper in White Pine County.

August 2010:

No Meetings

July 2010:

No Meetings

June 2010:

  • Henderson regular meeting (June 7th).
    Member Photos - members are encouraged to bring photos to show off to
    the group from this springs hopefully good wildflower bloom.
  • No Reno meeting.

May 2010:

  • Henderson regular meeting (May 3rd). Lesley DeFalco, USGS plant ecologist, will be giving a presentation on some of the plant work being done by the USGS in southern Nevada.
  • Reno regular meeting (May 6th). Garden
    tour at the home of Connie and Larry Douglas in Spanish Springs. (DO
    NOT GO TO OUR USUAL VALLEY ROAD VENUE FOR THE MAY MEETING)

    Come as early as 5:30 to see what's growing (not as fancy as at
    Steve's last year!) or walk the labyrinth. Potluck dinner - bring an
    appetizer, side dish, salad or dessert to share, Connie will fix a
    main dish. Gary Monroe will bring some travel photos to share, other
    members photos are also welcome. RSVP for directions to Connie at
    775-425-1305 or email at nevadaconnie [at] sbcglobal [dot] net. (Allow
    time for the rush hour traffic to Spanish Springs.)

April 2010:

  • Reno regular meeting (April 1st). Sue Ann Monteleone, Nevada State Museum, will speak on Basketry Plants in the Great Basin.
  • Henderson regular meeting (April 5th). Janel Johnson, NV Natural
    Heritage Program and NNPS Vice President, will be giving a talk on the
    Nevada Natural Heritage Program, its role in plant conservation, how the data
    is used, and how to contribute data. The meeting is also the night
    before the Rare Plant Workshop so it would be a good chance for people
    to meet and mingle before the workshop.

March 2010:

  • Henderson regular meeting (March 1st). Stan Shebs, NNPS board member,
    will be presenting on his many wildflower excursions in southern Nevada
    including his efforts to try to find and photograph as many of the
    flowering plants in the Spring Mtn Flora checklist.
  • Reno regular meeting (March 4th). John Christopherson, Nevada Division
    of Forestry Resource Program Coordinator, will give a program entitled
    Treemendous Changes: changes in local Sierra Nevada Forests from
    settlement by the first Europeans to the current conditions.

February 2010:

  • Henderson regular meeting (February 1st). Fred Edwards, botanist with BLM and NNPS board member, will present on rare plant conservation in Nevada. Bruce Lund will also be there with his supply of botany related books that he has for sale.
  • Reno regular meeting (February 4th). Janel Johnson, Wetlands Ecologist with Nevada Natural Heritage Program, will speak on Common and uncommon plants of Nevada’s wetlands. Janel also is our new Vice-President and she will provide a brief overview of a new independent website in the works for NNPS.

January 2010:

  • Annual Board Meeting in Reno (Thursday, January 28th). 5:30 PM at the
    Black Bear Diner, 2323 S. Virginia Street (across from where Park Lane
    Shopping Center used to be) in Reno. We'll be using their "back room."
    There is a fee for the room, which can be returned if the bill for our
    meals equals or exceeds it -- so please come with an appetite, and plan
    on purchasing dinner there. If you have questions, ask Ann Pinzl
    (775-883-0463 or apinzl [at] sbcglobal [dot] net). Hope to see all 2010
    Officers, Board Members, and Committee Chairs there.