Thanks to all who helped make the 2022 Native Plant Society of New Mexico Annual Conference a great, educational, and most enjoyable success!

Here are photos for you to reminisce on and enjoy!

Photo courtesy of Melanie Gisler

If you would like to contribute photos to this gallery, we would love to feature them!

Please email images to mwoodward [zero] 95 [at] gmail [dot] com, along with brief captions/descriptions (if applicable), and how you would like to be credited.

To view the original conference program, click here.

Field trips and the plants we saw:

Photos by Tom Stewart

Our spectacular speakers (Friday):

Keynote Speaker Marcy Litvak, "Climate Change and Long-term Ecological Research at Sevilleta"
Dara Saville, "Botanically-Based Environmental Education for Land Health and Human Health"
Dr. Mary Harner, "A Tale of Three Rivers"
Dr. Hannah Marx, "Alpine Systems"
Lenore Goodell, "Tracking the Wild on an Ephemeral Sandbank"

Photos by Madeleine Woodward

Reception and dance performance:

Dance troupe: Chairs with Sox

Photos by Madeleine Woodward

Our 2022 theme, “A Land Ethic for Seven Generations”

...was inspired by an age-old Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) philosophy and honored the 20th Century thoughts of Aldo Leopold. With climate change and a legacy of ecosystem abuses clearly coming home to roost, our speakers and activities offered multiple perspectives on the ecology of New Mexico and beyond to broaden the conversation, understand recent findings, and present the ways people are taking action through research, education, art, restoration, and conservation. 

2023 Conference - stay tuned!

The conference next year, organized by our El Paso chapter, will be a "whole different animal." Immersing us in the unique environment of the Chihuahuan Desert, and probably of a smaller scale than recent annual NPSNM meetings, it will be held in early autumn. Watch for specific information in 2023 so as not to lose an opportunity to take part in this special experience.