Welcome to the Las Cruces Chapter

The Las Cruces Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico is pleased to offer our first annual $500 grant to a student at NMSU whose work/project/research is highly related to the organization's mission. Please see submittal requirements here, and alert your students to the deadline: October 15, 2022. We look forward to hearing from them and awarding the $500. Spread the word!

For local native plant hikes and a list of excellent native plant candidates for Las Cruces gardens, click here! This list was created for Native Plant Week, which we celebrated on April 18th - 24th, 2021.

Meetings are second or third Wednesdays of the month (unless otherwise noted) at 7 P.M.. September marks our first "hybrid" in-person/Zoom meeting, and we hope to continue this format for the time being. Information on individual meetings and field trips can be found on the right hand side of this page, or on our events calendar.

If you have never participated in a Zoom meeting before, download the free Zoom application into your computer ahead of time by going to https://www.zoom.us/ . You will only have to do this once to join any meeting in the future, although Zoom may take an extra minute to update security features on occasion. Chapter members receive a link to each meeting by email. If you are interested but are not a member of the Las Cruces chapter, send an email to LC@npsnm.org.

Past Zoom Meetings

Click here to view Zoom meetings from prior Las Cruces and statewide NPSNM meetings!


Chapter Officers

President: Gill Sorg

Vice-President: Ken Steigman

Membership: John Freyermuth

Treasurer: Mary Steigman

Recording Secretary: Cheryl Beymer

Chapter Representative: Joan Woodward

Conservation contact: Marcia Corl

Annual Reports

2020 Las Cruces Chapter Report (PDF)

2019 Las Cruces Chapter Report (PDF)

2018 Las Cruces Chapter Report (PDF)

2017 Las Cruces Chapter Report (PDF)

2016 Las Cruces Chapter Report (PDF)

2015 Las Cruces Chapter Report (PDF)

2014 Las Cruces Chapter Report (PDF)

2013 Las Cruces Chapter Report (PDF)

2012 Las Cruces Chapter Report (PDF)

2011 Las Cruces Chapter Report (PDF)