SAVE THE DATE AND CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS!
26th Idaho Rare Plant Conference, 23 and 24 October 2013
The 26th Idaho Rare Plant Conference will be held 23 and 24 October 2013, in Boise. The conference is sponsored by Idaho Native Plant Society and coordinated by the Pahove Chapter and the Southwest Idaho Rare Plant Working Group. It is held every two years in Boise. It is a gathering of professional and lay botanists, native plant devotees, and wildflower enthusiasts from across Idaho, and it is always a great opportunity to meet with friends and colleagues and to learn the latest on rare plants of Idaho.
One full day of the meeting is devoted to:
- discussing the updated INPS Rare Plant List Methods recently
approved by the INPS Board, which require ratification by 2013 Rare Plant
- summarizing the INPS Rare Plant List and rankings for species
evaluated by the regional Rare Plant Working Groups (RPWGs); and
- presentations on issues relevant to rare plant conservation (See Call
for Presentations below).
One full day of the meeting is devoted to a field trip to a local area (TBD).
There will also be a Southwest Idaho Rare Plant Working Group (SWID RPWG) meeting prior to the conference, on 22 October 2013. Other RPWGs may also meet on this day if there is sufficient interest.
The conference is a great opportunity to meet others with similar interests. Many of the attendees and speakers are government employees, academicians, or private consultants, while some are members of the general public. Attendees will have ample time for networking and discussions--at the Tuesday evening social, Wednesday dinner, and meals and breaks throughout the two days of conference activities.
See Rare Plant Lists link on the INPS website for methods approved in 2013 as well as current and archived INPS Rare Plant Lists.
For the 2013 Rare Plant Conference, we are requesting presentations from anyone who has information to share on issues relevant to rare plant conservation. The options include 20-minute presentations, 10-minute “To the Point”
presentations, and posters.
Student papers and posters are
Abstracts and associated information must be submitted by 20 September
2013 to Beth Colket (email@example.com). Authors will be
notified about the selection of their presentation by 27 September 2013.
those interested in presenting during the “To the Point” session (10 minute
presentations), you need only submit your name, contact information,
presentation title, and a brief presentation description (2-3 sentences).
The “To the Point” presentations
are good opportunities to update colleagues on interesting observations that
could lead to future research or projects you are initiating, have in progress,
or have preliminary results for.
For those interested in presenting during the 20-minute presentations or a poster
presentation, please fill out the Call for Presentations form. The Call for Presentations
form can also be emailed upon request. These longer presentations are ideal for more extensive research
that is publishable.
2013 Call for Presentations PDF format
2013 Call for Presentations .docx format
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