Welcome to the Otero (Alamogordo) Chapter

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

Otero Chapter Student Grant Information


The Otero Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico is offering up to $5000 in grants for the 2023 field season.  The grant(s) may be awarded to one person or split among several applicants. Grant applications will be considered from New Mexico State University and New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology upper-level undergraduate and graduate students with career interests in botany, ecology, conservation biology or land management.  The project focus must be on plants native to the Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion.  Funds are awarded to assist with the implementation of the research/study project outlined in the grant proposal.

See Application Requirements and submission instructions linked below.

Deadline for submission of application packet: Midnight, Sunday, April 23, 2023.

Chapter Officers

President: Jen Gruger

Vice President: Russell Davis

Treasurer: Karen LeComte

Recording Secretary: Kerry Coleman

Membership Secretary: Kathy Fuller

State Representative: Elva 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.

Banner Photo by Randal Pair