The program will feature a talk by Patrice Mutchnick on “Gila Wilderness Canyon Flora: Natives and the Riparian Invasion.” This past summer, with help from a grant from the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance, the Heart of the Gila organization held four canyon stewardship days and executed a five-day field trip to inventory canyon natives and identify and remove non-native species from riparian corridors. Patrice will report on what they did and what they found, and her talk will offer insight into the floral diversity of several remote side canyons of the Gila River.
Meetings are third Fridays from September to May at 7 PM in Harlan Hall (Rm. 219) at WNMU, on the corner of 12th and Broadway. Free and open to the public, with refreshments following the program. For more information please visit our website, gilanps.org/events.