Welcome to the Otero (Alamogordo) Chapter

Covid-19 Status for NPSNM:

Stay informed as to current state restrictions to limit the spread of Covid-19 infections. While in-person, Native Plant Society chapter meetings are not yet planned, some chapters may conduct field trips with the number of participants limited according to health department guidelines. These include personal distancing of at least 6 feet apart while outdoors, and wearing masks if any closer such as during plant observation. Carpooling should be limited to members of the same household.

The 2021 State Conference in Alamogordo is scheduled for August 20-22 (board meeting on the 19th). Thank you to all those who have helped organize this event! Please visit our 2021 Conference Page for more information and updates regarding COVID-19.

Virtual chapter meetings with interesting presentations have been and are being conducted via the Zoom app. Visit particular chapter pages for details.

Chapter Officers

President: Jen Gruger

Vice President: Elva Osterreich

Treasurer: Esther Fyock

Recording Secretary: LeAnne Roberts

Membership Secretary: Helgi Osterreich

State Representative: Helgi Osterreich

For field trip information, contact Elva Osterreich, echoofthedesert [at] gmail.com, 575/443-4408; or Jennifer Gruger, jengruger [at] gmail.com, 505/710-2924. More info will be available by the beginning of each month.

Student Grants in Botany

The Otero Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico often supports projects involved with the native plants of our state through grants to university students in the botanical or natural resources fields at New Mexico State University and New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology. All grant monies have been distributed at this time but we will announce the next funding cycle as soon as we know it!

Banner Photo by Randal Pair