• Volunteers Needed for Butterfly Project

    The Natural Resource Institute and the Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office seek volunteers to assist in field studies regarding one of New Mexico’s rarest butterflies: the “Anasazi” race of Yuma Skipper (Ochlodes yuma anasazi). Please read on to see if this project is for you . . . WHAT? We need volunteers who […]

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  • FOREST BOUND: A Window into Native Plants

    Are you, or do you know a high school student looking for something FUN and FREE to do this summer? Do you have an interest in being out in nature and learning about plants? Funded by the National Forest Service, and in partnership with the Native Plant Society, the Institute for Applied Ecology is offering […]

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  • Support the Botany Bill

       SUPPORT THE BOTANY BILL     The Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration and Promotion Act, HR 1054, was introduced in the US House of Representatives in February, and is making its way through congressional committees.  The bill currently has 17 cosponsors, not including any of our New Mexico representatives.  Last year, […]

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  • FOREST BOUND: A Window into Native Plants

    The Native Plant Society, Institute for Applied Ecology, and the Forest Service are excited to present the following FREE SUMMER CURRICULUM. FOREST BOUND: A Window into Native Plants. Are you, or do you know a high school student looking for something FUN and FREE to do this summer? Do you have an interest in being out […]

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  • New Mexico Rare Plant conservation Strategy

    The Forestry Division releases the New Mexico Rare Plant Conservation Strategy for Earth Day! The New Mexico Rare Plant Conservation Strategy is an integral part of the State of New Mexico’s Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department, Forestry Division’s Forest Action Plan, which identifies natural resource conditions, needs and opportunities across all land ownerships in […]

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  • 2017 Natural Areas Conference

    The Natural Areas Conference Call for Proposals closes MAY 12. We are now accepting proposals for the 2017 Natural Areas Conference! The 44th annual Conference will be held October 10-12, 2017, at the Hilton Fort Collins. This venue is right on the edge of the Colorado State University Campus, in the shadow of Colorado’s beautiful […]

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  • Alamogordo Native Plant Sale April 22

    NPSNM—Otero Chapter will have plants for sale  as well as books and experienced members present to help with questions and purchases. Rio Grande Cacti will be there too. Come by and check out a variety of plants and a great selection of books. At the corner of 10th Street and Oregon Alamogordo 8:00AM – 1:00PM

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  • Yerba Mansa Project

    On Wednesday April 5th at 7:00 p.m. at the NM Museum of Natural History, the public is invited to a program on the Yerba Mansa Project: community-driven native plant restoration in the bosque, presented by Dara Saville. Herbalist, landscape geographer, and native plant conservationist Dara Saville tells us about this all-volunteer project to restore native plant communities […]

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  • From Ponderosa to Prickly Pear: · Exploring the Native Plants of New Mexico

    The Native Plant Society is excited to announce a new curriculum for native plants: From Ponderosa to Prickly Pear · Exploring the Native Plants of New Mexico.  This ecoregional curriculum, developed by the Southwest Program of the Institute for Applied Ecology, offers a complete study of native plants, and lessons encourage students to explore what is outside their door and to journey through […]

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  • Santa Fe Meeting: The Pueblo Food Experience

    The Santa Fe Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico presents a free talk by Porter Swentzell entitled, “The Pueblo Food Experience.” Porter Swentzell is from Santa Clara Pueblo and Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies at the Institute of American Indian Studies (IAIA).Started in 2013, the Pueblo Food Experience included Pueblo volunteers who chose to […]

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