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Save the date: March 5, 2019 (the next Utah rare plant meeting in SLC at the Natural History Museum of Utah)

UNPS 2019 Calendar of Events

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UNPS sponsored events
Date of the event Day of week Time Event description Contact(s) for further information
Jan 16, 2019
Salt Lake chapter meeting at the usual location. Speaker TBA. Bill Gray
Dec 5, 2018
There will be no December Salt Lake chapter meeting. Bill Gray
Nov 7, 2018
SL Chapter meeting: Red Butte Garden classroom
Topic: Dr. Mitchell Power, Associate Professor of Geography at the U, and Curator of the Garrett Herbarium, will talk about his research into the history of fire in the Uinta Mountains. Meeting is open without charge to all members of the public.
SL Chapter page
Oct 27, 2018
40th anniversary UNPS annual meeting of the members and New World potluck, hosted by the Utah Valley Chapter

Location: Provo Library (Bullock Room)

550 North University Avenue, Provo

Speaker: Dick Hildreth, one of the UNPS co-founders, will be joining us via Skype

Cathy King
or call 801-867-3595

Please bring a dish from the fall harvest to share, everyone welcome.
Oct 26, 2018
UNPS Rare Plant Task Force meeting at Monte Bean Life Science Museum at BYU, Provo, Utah. The meeting room will be two combined rooms, room 2015 and 2021 on the main floor in the southeast corner.
Input is welcome at any time and not just at this meeting.
Current list. The criteria for the ranking system can be found on page 14 here. To provide us with the input we need, see also the ranking form on page 15. The form does not have to be completed per se, but we need the outlined information in your communication to us and which can be provided at any time at
Robert Fitts

Individuals interested in ranking a plant of interest may contact Robert Fitts for data from the Utah Natural Heritage Program (801-518-3550, e-mail). This data set does not have exact points, but is close enough for ranking purposes.
Oct. 3, 2018
SL Chapter meeting at REI, 3285 E. 3300 So., Salt Lake City, Utah
Topic: UFO Night. Leader: Bill Gray. Meeting is open without charge to all members of the public. Send Bill Gray your UFO's at least one week, preferably more, prior to the meeting.
SL Chapter page
Sept 12, 2018
40th anniversary potluck picnic celebration and retreat, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Spruges Campground, Group Site. Sponsored by the Salt Lake Chapter.
Feel freel to arrive as early as 2pm for a wildflower hike with Bill Gray. Main dish will be provided along with utensils, etc. but feel free to bring a dish to share (dessert, appetizer or side dish). Campground is location 1/2 mile past market 11 in Big Cottonwood Cnayon. Turn right into the campground, continue to the right and follow the loop that says campsites 1-38. Group Reservation #1 will be on the immediate left. Handicap accessible.
Cathy King
or call 801-867-3595

June 6, 2018
SL Chapter meeting at REI, 3285 E. 3300 So., Salt Lake City, Utah
Topic: Wildflowers with more than one color
Speaker: Joel Tuhy of The Nature Conservancy’s Moab Field Office
Meeting is open without charge to all members of the public
Co-sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, Utah Chapter
Bill Gray
May 19, 2018
1st Annual Logan Weed Day
Sponsored by the Logan Ranger District of the UWC National Forest, Bridgerland Audubon Society and the Utah Native Plant Society
Location: 2.5 miles up Logan Canyon at Milepost 463.7, US 89 and Canyon Road, at Second Dam
Wear protective clothing, gloves, long pants, long-sleeved shirts, stury footwear, water.
Lisa Thompson
Dave Wallace
Hilary Shugart
May 2, 2018
SL Chapter meeting
Location: Salt Lake Main Library, 210 E. 400 S. Conference Room A
Speaker: Marc Coles-Ritchie
Topic: Mountain Goats in the La Sal Mountains
Bill Gray
April 28, 2018
Utah Valley Purge Your Spurge plant exchange event
Sponsored by the Utah Valley Chapter of the Utah Native Plant Society and Provo Parks & Grounds Operations
Location: Rock Canyon Trailhead, 2620 N. 1450 E. Provo
Exchange a bag of spurge for a small native plant
NOTE: wear protective clothing including long sleeves, gloves, and eye protection when removing Myrtle Spurge.
Utah Valley Chapter of UNPS
April 21, 2018

April 19, 2018


Native Plant Propagation Workshops
Dale Adele Young Teaching Greenhouse,1390 N 800 E, Logan, Utah
Cost: $30 UNPS members/Master Gardener; $35 all others
Fee includes printed workbook, various seeds and planting material
or call 435-752-6263 or e-mail JayDee Gunnell
Steve Ripple

co-sponsors: UNPS Cache Chapter, Cache Master Gardeners, USU Cache County Extension
April 15, 2018
$1000 annual award grant-in-aid deadline for 2018
Grant-in-aid program
April 5, 2018
Co-sponsored event with the Natural History Museum of Utah: Dalmatian Toadflax weed pull. See link for more information. Let Neal Dombrowski know if you are planning to attend. Urban Habitat
April 4, 2018
SL Chapter meeting at REI, 3285 E. 3300 So. Salt Lake City, Utah
Speaker: Bruce Pavlik
Topic: The Four Corners Potato: Conserving an ancient food from southern Utah
Bill Gray

Wild fuchsia 09/27/08 Tony Frates

Other events

Other upcoming events
Date of the event Day of week Time Event description Contact(s) for further information
May 12, 2018

May 11, 2018


Red Butte Garden's 2018 Spring Plant Sale which will include native plants.
The sale will be held at the Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre.
Members only: Friday, May 11th from 1-8pm (memberships available at the gate)
More information
April 22, 2018
Location: Westminster College, Kim T. Adamson Alumni House
(followed by a walk through the Emigration Creek Natural Area and a memorial tree planting)
Event: Memorial Celebration for Ty Harrison (1942-2017)
Ty Harrison Environmental Fund

Eriogonum umbellatum 6/19/08 Tony Frates