Our El Paso Chapter Proudly Presents:

Exploring the Trans-Pecos: Texas's Wild West

NPSNM's Annual Conference
Friday, September 22nd - Sunday, September 24th, 2023

Alpine, TX


The El Paso Chapter is hard at work planning the 2023 conference in Alpine, TX. There will be a morning of presentations about the Trans-Pecos region of Texas on Friday, September 22nd. After a short break to freshen up, we will meet at the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute out of Ft. Davis for tours of the site followed by our welcome dinner.

Saturday, September 23rd will offer a variety of field trips. Options will range from heading into the sky islands of the Davis Mountains to visiting riparian preserves. Dinner on Saturday will be on your own, allowing for exploring the options in Marfa, Ft. Davis, or Alpine, or possibly heading up to the McDonald Observatory for some star-gazing. We will provide a list of options for self-guided stops on Sunday morning as people either head home or continue to explore the region.

Registration is now open! Attendance is limited to 125 people, and some field trips will also have limited space.
Banquet seats are limited to 75 people.

Registration: $85 ($100 after July 15th)
Banquet: $30 ($40 after July 15th)

Registration closes August 22nd.

Questions about the conference? Please write: elpasonativeplants@gmail.com
If you experience any issues while registering, please write to Lindsey: npsnmmembership@gmail.com.

Conference program, schedules, and information:


Please note: There will not be a silent auction this year.  Save your items for next year's conference!


Lodging Information

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2004 East Hwy 90
Twenty-five rooms are blocked off. Rooms are $149.99 plus $19.50 tax, for a total of $169.49 per night.
Reservations must be made prior to August 21, 2023 to get this rate. To reserve, call the hotel directly at (432) 837-9597 and select option “0” to speak to guest services. Mention the Native Plant Society of New Mexico conference.
This hotel offers free breakfast 6 am-10 am, free WiFi, and a Manager’s reception with snacks and beverages Monday through Friday from 5:00-7:00 pm.  Learn more about this hotel by clicking here: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/alpine/mrfal/hoteldetail

There are several other hotels in Alpine, and the nearby towns of Fort Davis, Marfa, and Marathon are all about 30 minutes away.  Fort Davis State Park offers tent and RV camping, and there are several RV parks in Alpine.  We do recommend making your reservations soon, as places do fill up during the fall.

Questions? Reach out to elpasonativeplants@gmail.com

Please stay tuned for more information.
We look forward to seeing you in Alpine!