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 FEBRUARY 26-27, 2014

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 from the 26th Rare Plant Conference

occurred FEBRUARY 26-27, 2014

Motel Rooms have been held under a group rate at the Holiday Inn Express Boise Downtown – 475 W. Parkcenter Blvd, Boise, ID 83706 ($83/night + 13% tax). Call the hotel front desk at 1-208-345-2002 and specify the “Rare Plant Conference”, no later than 02/04/2014.

The 26th Idaho Rare Plant Conference will be held 26 and 27 February 2014 at the Ag Research Station office at 800 Park Ave, Boise, Idaho. 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.

This is a gathering of professional and lay botanists, native plant devotees, and wildflower enthusiasts from across Idaho, and is always a great chance to meet with friends and colleagues, and to learn the latest on rare plants of Idaho.

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Thursday :
9:00AM-12:00PM Rare Plant List & Ratification Discussion
12:00PM-1:00PM Lunch on your Own
1:00PM-4:30PM Speakers/Presentations
4:30PM-5:00PM Wrap-up/Conclusions

Go to the Rare Plant Conference link (http://www.idahonativeplants.org/rpc/Conference.aspx) for information on our Call for Presentations.

Find more information on Rare Plant Lists and Methods on (http://www.idahonativeplants.org/rpc/RarePlantList.aspx).

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 rescheduled 2014 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 especially encouraged. Abstracts and associated information must be submitted by 31 January 2014 to Beth Colket (beth.colket@powereng.com). Authors will be notified about the selection of their presentation by 7 February 2014.
For 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 on the INPS website at http://www.idahonativeplants.org/rpc/Conference.aspx). The Call for Presentations form can also be e-mailed 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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