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Native Flora Workshop



Native Flora Workshop

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March 23-24, 2010
Idaho State University, Wood River Room, Pocatello, Idaho

The Sah-Wah-Be Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society is pleased to sponsor the 1st Idaho Native Flora Workshop. Co-hosts include: The Idaho Museum of Natural History, Ray J. Davis Herbarium, and the Idaho State University Department of Biological Sciences.

Held in alternate years between Idaho Rare Plant Conferences, this workshop provides opportunities to learn more about our native flora and to network with fellow native plant enthusiasts and professionals. Attendees will gain a renewed passion for native plants and be empowered with their ability to identify them.

All plant enthusiasts who want to learn more about native plants in Southeast Idaho and improve their field identification skills are encouraged to attend. Professional botanists from Southeast Idaho and surrounding states will speak on topics of local interest and lead the workshops.

Registration Form

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Monday, March 22:  No host social, Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. 1st Ave. 6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

Tuesday, March 23:  Presentations

8:30 – 9:00 

Registration, poster set-up  -  Idaho State University, Wood River Room, Pond Student Union, 921 S. 8th Ave.

9:00 – 9:30

Introduction and History of INPS and past conferences

Wendy Velman, INPS President and BLM Botanist, Idaho Falls ID

9:30 – 9:45

Overview: Flora of eastern Idaho and neighboring states.  Where are we?

Rose Lehman, INPS member and USDA Forest Service Botanist, Caribou-Targhee NF, Idaho Falls ID

9:45 – 10:15

Made in Idaho – An introduction to Idaho’s endemic flora

Michael Mancuso, Mancuso Botanical Services, Boise ID

10:15 – 10:30

BREAK – Poster Area

10:30 – 11:00

Plant species of concern shared by Idaho and Wyoming

Bonnie Heidel, Wyoming Natural Diversity Data Base (WyNDD), University of Wyoming, Laramie WY

11:00 – 11:30

Identifying gaps in plant protection: a case study from Utah

Walt Fertig, Moenave Botanical Consulting, Kanab UT

11:30 – 11:45

Morning wrap-up

Wendy Velman

11:45 – 1:00

LUNCH – On Your Own

1:00 – 1:20

Moving Targets:  Ray J. Davis Herbarium and the Consortium of Intermountain Herbaria

Dr. C.F. (Rick) Williams, Ray J. Davis herbarium, Idaho State University, Pocatello ID

1:20 – 1:40

Statewide community plant collections: a summary of the first two annual Idaho Botanical Forays

Dr. Jim Smith, Snake River Plains Herbarium, Boise State University, Boise ID

1:40 - 2:10

Look out for the little guys:  ID tips for new species and nomenclature of some small flowered Polemoniaceae

Dr. Leigh Johnson, Stanley L. Welsh Herbarium, Brigham Young University, Provo UT

2:10 – 2:30

BREAK – Poster Area

2:30 – 3:15

The Flora of the Rocky Mountains:  An Overview with Emphasis on the Greater Yellowstone Region of Wyoming and Montana

Dr. Ron Hartman, Rocky Mountain Herbarium, University of Wyoming, Laramie WY

3:15 – 3:45

Why Do Names Change? A look at Chrysothamnus/Ericameria

Dr. Gary Baird, BYU Idaho Herbarium, Rexburg ID

3:45 – 4:15

Pending Generic Changes in Potentilla: What, When, and Why?

Dr. Barbara Ertter, Research affiliations with College of Idaho and Boise State University, Boise ID

4:15 – 4:30

Wrap up and announcements

Rick Williams

 

Tuesday Night, March 23:  Social

5:30 – 6:45 pm

No host wine and beer social—Pond Student Union Ballroom (next to conference room), Idaho State University.

6:45 – 8:00 pm

Banquet – Pond Student Union Ballroom (by registration only)

8:00 – 9:00 pm

Keynote Speaker - H. Wayne Phillips will present “Wild Orchids of Idaho and Montana" in the PSUB Theater, adjacent to the Ballroom.  The presentation by H. Wayne Phillips is open to the public.

 

 





 

Wednesday, March 24:  Presentations

8:00 – 8:30 

Registration (Late)  -  Idaho State University, Wood River Room, Pond Student Union

8:30 - 9:15

Conservation status ranks and NatureServe’s rank calculator

Lynn Kinter/Rita Dixon – Idaho Natural Heritage Program

9:15 – 9:30

Update on Astragalus anserinus

Scott Sayer/Jim Tharp - Burley BLM

9:30 – 9:45

Update on Ericameria winwardii

Lynn Kinter - Idaho Natural Heritage Program

9:45 – 10:00

Wyoming Plant(s) Example

Bonnie Heidel, Wyoming Natural Diversity Data Base (WyNDD), University of Wyoming, Laramie WY

10:00 – 10:15

Utah Plant Example (How UNPS ranked a species)

Walt Fertig, Moenave Botanical Consulting, Kanab UT

10:15 – 10:30

BREAK

 

10:30 – 11:15

Panel discussion:

Lynn Kinter/ Rita Dixon, Bonnie Heidel, Walt Fertig

11:15 – 11:30 

Closing remarks

Wendy Velman, INPS President

11:30 – 1:00

LUNCH – On Your Own


1:00 – 5:00

Keying Workshops

 

Classes will run simultaneously with each class offered twice.  (Must sign up early as class size is limited).

 

    • Tribes of Asteraceae, Dr. Gary Baird
    • How to Key Grasses, Examples of Tribes, Dr. Karl Holte

 

Key Workshops will take place at the Plant Science Building #69 (PLSCI) room 117, and the Biology Building #65 room 261

 

 

 

Banquet

 

Our keynote speaker H. Wayne Phillips will present “Wild Orchids of Idaho and Montana".  Wayne has authored a number of field guides including, Plants of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, Northern Rocky Mountain Wildflowers, and Central Rocky Mountain Wildflowers.  Wayne had a long career with the Forest Service and continues conducting research as well as teaching field classes for the Yellowstone and Glacier Institutes.  He is also an active member of the Montana Native Plant Society.

Guests welcome.  $21.00 per person, which includes tax and gratuity; must reserve by March 18th.  Dinner will be served buffet style and includes parmesan chicken, brown sugar glazed pork loin, organic spring mix salad, fruit salad, rosemary roasted red potatoes seasonal vegetables, salads, rolls, cheesecake with berry coulis, and coffee, hot tea, raspberry lemonade or water.  Cash wine/beer bar available.

            (If you have special dietary needs please list what those are and we will try to accommodate those needs).

 

Refund policy

 

Up to four days before the conference, full refunds will be provided if you send us an email.  Within three days of the conference, the banquet cost cannot be refunded, but the registration cost can be refunded minus a $5.00 fee.  Once the conference begins, refunds will not be provided.

 

Posters

 

Indicate poster title (or subject) on your registration form.  Posters can be set up at the Wood River Room starting Tues, 8:30 am.  We encourage poster presentations highlighting research or information on native plants by students, INPS chapters, agencies, and academics.

 

Lodging

 

We have reserved a block of single rooms at the following:

  • The Holiday Inn, 1399 Bench Rd., 800-200-8944, Government = $70.00, regular = $70 (must book by March 1, 2010).
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 208-478-7000, Government = $70.00, regular = $84.00.
  • Other accommodations can be found at http://www.pocatellocvb.com/accomodations.htm
  • Some lodging is available in INPS members’ homes.  If you would like to try this option, or offer lodging in your Pocatello home, please contact Cathy Frischmann, cathyberry13@hotmail.com or 208-406-4559.

 

Map

For an interactive map created by the I.S.U. GIS Center, click on the link below.

http://giscenter-ims.isu.edu/website/maps/viewer.htm

 

 

 

Driving Directions to ISU

From Boise / American Falls

  • Drive east on I-86 until you get to Pocatello.
  • Take the I-15 South exit (number 63A) towards Salt Lake.
  • Take the Clark Street/Idaho State University exit (number 69)
  • Turn right on Clark Street and continue west until 8th Street.
  • Turn left at the stop light on 8th Street.
  • Follow 8th Street, approximately 8 blocks to ISU campus.

From Idaho Falls

  • Drive South on I-15 until you get to Pocatello.
  • Continue on I-15 to the Clark Street/Idaho State University exit (number 69).
  • Turn right on Clark Street and continue west until 8th Street.
  • Turn left at the stop light on 8th Street.
  • Follow 8th Street, approximately 8 blocks to ISU campus.

From Utah

  • Drive North on I-15 until you get to Pocatello.
  • Continue on I-15 to the Clark Street/Idaho State University exit (number 69).
  • Turn left on Clark Street and continue West until 8th Street.
  • Turn left at the stop light on 8th Street.
  • Follow 8th Street, approximately 8 blocks to ISU campus.

Parking

 

ISU Parking

  • Visitor (guest) passes are available at the Campus Parking Office on the corner of 5th and Humbolt Streets, Bldg. 27 or at the Information booth located in R2 (in front of the Administration Bldg 10), (208) 282-2625 for $2.00/day for general lot parking (Pond Student Union).
  • Parking is free in certain areas of the Holt Arena which is about a 10 minute walk from the Student Union Bldg.
  •  Off campus parking is hard to find.  Most of the streets closest to campus are permitted.  Violators are ticketed.
  • All campus parking lots (except disability spaces) are open to the public on the weekends and after 4 pm on weekdays.

Visitors may park at the parking meters in the individual lots, with either coins or guest pass or in the controlled visitor area south of the Student Union Building (Bldg. 14).  Unless otherwise specified, guest passes will be valid only in the meters, Holt Arena or G-3 Lot.

For building numbers refer to ISU's printable campus map (.pdf).

Note: Visitors to campus displaying a state disabled permit can park anywhere on campus. Exceptions must be approved by the Public Safety Operations Manager.  Faculty, staff and students are not classified as visitors and may not use the meters marked for visitors only.