Past Meetings

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.

2004 Meetings

December 2004:

NNPS XMAS POT LUCK (December 23rd). This will be at 920 Valley Rd. (same place as November 2004 meeting) starting at 5:30. Bring a favorite Xmas treat and a potluck dish. In the spirit of Christmas and learning more about each other we are asking everyone to bring a batch of your family's favorite Xmas treats: tamales, stollen, gingerbread, etc. (and recipe to share). If your traditional item is a dessert, please bring a non-desert item as well so we can balance out the food pyramid at the buffet! RSVP: Christy Malone (784-1105 or unrherb [at] unr [dot] edu.
November 2004:

Annual meeting (November 4th). We will be electing new officers and at-large Board Members. Then Christy Malone will lead a panel discussion on Small Scale Propagation of Native Plants. This will be a hands on presentation that will include information, techniques, and methods for growing plants from seed. This presentation will take place in the classroom next to the herbarium at 920 Valley Road (look for signs). This is one building south of (toward the freeway from) the current meeting place. NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION FOR THIS MEETING. Gary Monroe will be bringing seeds for about twenty species of Penstemon. Any members with seed to exchange please bring it to this meeting. Seed envelopes will be available. Seed exchange will begin at 7 pm.
October 2004:

Regular meeting (October 7th). Rose Strickland and Dennis Ghiglieri will speak on Following in the steps of Ripley and Barneby. In 2001 they followed the 1944 route of Dwight Ripley and Rupert Barneby as described in Impressions of Nevada - the countryside and some of the plants - as seen through the eyes of an Englishman, by Dwight Ripley. Reprinted in NNPS Occasional Papers no 3.
September 2004:

Regular meeting (September 2nd). Ann Pinzl will talk on Papua New Guinea - Kaukau Anyone?
May 2004:

Regular meeting (May 6th). Member slides: Feel free to bring up to 20 slides to share with the group.
April 2004:

Nevada Rare Plant Workshop (April 1st) in Reno. Contact James Morefield (email: jdmore [at] heritage [dot] nv [dot] gov), phone 775-684-2902) for more information.
Regular meeting (April 1st). Jan Nachlinger will speak on Desert Islands: Highlights of Two Decades of Botanical Explorations in Nevada.
March 2004:

Regular meeting (March 4th). Bob Goodman will present a slide show about the Nature Study Area in Lemmon Valley entitled Swan Lake - The Backyard Treasure.
February 2004:

Regular meeting (February 5th). Rebecca Niell, UNR Graduate Student, will speak on Butterfly uses of native plants.
January 2004:

Annual Board meeting (Thursday, January 29th). All officers, Board members, and committee chairs are encouraged to attend, beginning 5:30 pm at Jerry Tiehm's house.

2003 Meetings

November 2003:

Regular meeting (November 6th). Peter F. Brussard, Department of Biology at UNR, will give us a talk entitled Butterflies, their food plants, and livestock grazing. Included in the talk will be a general introduction to butterflies, their larval food plants, and their adult nectar sources.
October 2003:

Regular meeting (October 2nd). Evert Broderick and Kim Powers will show us a photo chronicle of their recent trip to northern Ecuador. They spent time in a mid-elevation cloud forest as well as the paramo, a wind-swept, high elevation steppe covered with a unique and bizarre flora. A focus of the presentation is the deforestation of these regions and what one Ecuadorian foundation is doing to stop the damage
September 2003:

Regular meeting (September 4th). Alanah Woody, Collections Manager at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City will speak on Rock Art of Nevada. Rock art is engravings or paintings on stone and is found throughout the world. Nevada has a wide diversity of prehistoric and even some historic rock art ranging in age from as much as 10,000 years ago to historic times. It is found in a variety of settings and although many questions remain as to it's function or meaning, all agree that it has great artistic merit and the threat to it's preservation is on the rise.
May 2003:

Regular meeting (May 1st). Rich Rust, Biology Professor, will speak on Threesomes in the Plant World or Maximizing your Pollinators with Native Bees and other Friends.
April 2003:

Regular meeting (April 3rd). Paul Tueller, Environmental and Resource Sciences Professor, will talk on Nevada Plant Communities.
Nevada Rare Plant Workshop (April 1st, 9 am to 5 pm, Las Vegas). Contact Jim Morefield (jdmore [at] heritage [dot] nv [dot] gov or 775-684-2902) or visit http://heritage.nv.gov/workshop.htm for more information.
March 2003:

Regular meeting (March 6th). James Young and Charlie Clements, Agriculture Research Service in Reno, will talk about their new book, Purshia: The wild and bitter roses.
February 2003:

Regular meeting (Feb. 6th). Brian Beffort and Marge Sill, Conservation Director for Friends of Nevada Wilderness, will give a slide show on 18 new wilderness areas designated in southern Nevada.

2002 Meetings

November 2002:

Regular meeting (Nov. 7th). Gary Monroe will show slides and talk about the 2002 NNPS trip to Ash Meadows.
October 2002:

Regular meeting (Oct. 3rd). Jim Morefield, Botanist with the Nevada Natural Heritage Program, will give a slideshow and talk entitled "Rare and interesting plants of the White Mountains of California and Nevada".
September 2002:

Regular meeting (Sept. 5th). Ann Pinzl will give a talk entitled "Economic plants of the world - a look at some local markets.
May 2002:

Regular meeting (May 2nd). Dawn Rafferty, invasive weed specialist with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, will give a presentation on (ob)noxious weeds.
April 2002:

Grass Identification Class (April 2-3). The University of Nevada, Reno herbarium will be offering a two day class on grass identification. Participants will learn terminology, dissecting techniques with the aid of a dissecting scope, use of keys, and how to collect and press specimens. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of Intermountain Flora volume 6 to class. Identifications will be limited to flowering material only and participants are encouraged to bring their own unidentified collections to class. Instructors: Arnold Tiehm and Christy Malone. For more information contact Christy at 775-784-1105 or cmalone [at] unr [dot] edu.
Nevada Rare Plant Workshop (April 4th, 9 am to 5 pm). Contact Jim Morefield (jdmore [at] heritage [dot] nv [dot] gov or 775-684-2902) or visit http://heritage.nv.gov/workshop.htm for more information.
Regular meeting (April 4th). Jim Shevock, Botanist with the Pacific West Regional Office of the National Park Service, will give a talk on our current knowledge (or lack thereof) of Nevada's native mosses, or Nevada's miniature bryophyte forests.
March 2002:

Regular meeting (March 7th). Eric Peterson with the Nevada Natural Heritage Program will talk about Lichens in Nevada and the western U.S.
February 2002:

Regular meeting (February 7th). Michael Cameron with The Nature Conservancy will speak about the Truckee River Project.

2001 Meetings

November 2001:

Regular meeting (November 1st). Gail Durham, botanist for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the U.S. Forest Service, will speak on Guide to Great Basin wildflowers.
October 2001:

Regular meeting (October 4th). Jan Nachlinger of The Nature Conservancy will speak on Winter and spring floras of unique southern California habitats.
September 2001:

Regular meeting (September 6th). John Stanley of the Desert Research Institute will speak on Riparian habitat restoration in California.
August 2001:

Pot luck dinner, social, and tour (August 9th) at Rancho San Rafael Park.
May 2001:

Regular meeting (May 3rd). Speakers will be Steve and Paula Gessler.
April 2001:

Regular meeting (April 5th). Ron Lanner will speak on the uncommon biology of Great Basin bristlecone pine.
March 2001:

Regular meeting (March 1st). Larry Taylor will present a slide show on NNNPS's 2000 field trips.
February 2001:

Regular meeting (February 1st). Ann Pinzl will present a talk and slide show on her recent trip to Egypt.

2000 Meetings

November 2000:

Regular meeting (November 2nd). Jeanne Chambers, U.S.D.A. Forest Service's Rocky Mountain Research Station, will speak on Great Basin Riparian Areas: understanding the effects of climate and humans.
October 2000:

Regular meeting (October 5th). Jim Morefield will speak on a trip he took to China.
September 2000:

Regular meeting (September 7th). Members' slides.
May 2000:

Regular meeting (May 4th). Final spring meeting for 2000. Robin Tausch, U.S.D.A. Forest Service's Rocky Mountain Research Station, will speak on The paleoecology, geomorphology, and changing of Great Basin ecosystems.
April 2000:

Annual Nevada Rare Plant Workshop (April 6th, all day). Contact Jim Morefield (jdmore [at] heritage [dot] nv [dot] gov or 775-684-2902) for more information.
Regular meeting (April 6th). Sue Donaldson, UNR Cooperative Extension Service, will speak on the War on Noxious Weeds currently being waged in northern Nevada.
March 2000:

Regular meeting (March 2nd). Rich Rust, Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno, will speak on White horses, pink flamingos, and spitting cucumber: My summers in Provence (France).
February 2000:

Regular meeting (February 3rd). Mitzi Hultin, NNNPS member, will show slides and give us a travelogue from a trip she took to Greece last summer.

1999 Meetings

November 1999:

Regular meeting (November 4th). Dave Weixelman of the U.S. Forest Service will speak on Sedges of the Tahoe Meadows areas.
October 1999:

Regular meeting (October 7th). Chris Ross, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nevada, Reno, will speak on Revegetation of disturbed lands.
September 1999:

Regular meeting (September 2nd). Arnold Tiehm will speak on The Spring That Finally Came. This will be a slide show on his travels in western Nevada in the spring of 1998 and the wonderful wildflowers that the late, wet spring produced.
May 1999:

Final spring meeting for 1999 (May 6th). Ann Pinzl will show slides of a recent trip she took to Baja California.

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