Canyonlands Chapter
Utah Native Plant Society

Courthouse Wash by Sarah Topp 10/26/2007
Courthouse Wash, Arches National Park, late October

Calendar of events
Date of the event Day of week Time Event description Contact(s) for further information
Jan 19, 2016
6:30pm to 8pm
Local Botanist Sarah Karinen will be offering a presentation on her work with the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring program, titled "Capturing Change with NPS Inventory and Monitoring Program: How and Why We Do It." You will find out that the NPS is not just about infrastructure upkeep and people management, and that real science is going on behind the scenery.

Since we are currently working on setting up a regular meeting location, the location of this presentation is to be announced.

Mimulus eastwoodiae by Sarah Topp taken 9/7/2015
Eastwood's monkeyflower
Mimulus eastwoodiae
Purshia mexicana in Dry Canyon by Sarah Topp
Stansbury's Cliff-rose
Purshia stansburyana (P. mexicana var. stansburyana)
Astragalus piscator by Sarah Topp
Fisher milkvetch
Astragalus piscator

Chapter Information
Chapter Officers/Contacts General information Regular meetings/activities/news
Diane Ackerman
Sarah Topp

Treasurer: Wyn Smith
Reorganized in October, 2015. Area includes Grand and San Juan Counties.

Many people in our group hold great wealth of knowledge and expertise with native plants, both growing wild and in cultivation. We look forward to an informative and productive future together!
Regular meetings will be held in Moab or Castle Valley.

Latest news: The newly reorganized Canyonlands Chapter held its first field trip and potluck on November 8th, 2015. This was the 2nd meeting of our embryonic group, taking place at Mary and “OB” O’Brien’s home in Castle Valley where they shared their success in replacing exotic cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) with native grasses on their property. A potluck followed at Diane and Scott Ackerman’s home, also in CV. We had a pretty good turnout, with 15 folks in attendance and lots of delicious and interesting food to share. New acquaintances were made and old ones renewed.

Pictures courtesy of Sarah Topp. May not be used without permission.