Our Otero chapter

put together a wonderful conference for August, 2020, and regretfully had to postpone it until 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But...

...their diligent efforts will not be wasted. New dates are set, the theme remains the same. We look forward to having you join us on our Journey Through Time!

Presentations, field trips and workshops over the three-day conference will support our theme of “A Journey Through Time” by highlighting the rich history of both the people and the native plants throughout the Tularosa Basin and surrounding ranges. Speakers, workshops, and field trips will be presented in chronological order to reveal the interwoven story of people and native plants in this fragile and fascinating Chihuahuan Desert region.

If you are planning to attend the conference in person, we ask that you please provide us with your vaccine status so that we can be sure to arrange the physical layout of the sessions and activities to be in compliance with the current CDC guidelines at the time of the conference. All CDC guidelines and state mandates will be observed.

Conference Location: Registration and presentations will take place in the Sgt. Willie Estrada Memorial Civic Center in Alamogordo, NM. All presentations will be available virtually as well, except for field trips.

Registration Information and Schedule of Events

Online registration coming soon!

Please click here to view and print the mail-in registration form.

View the schedule of events here.

Silent Auction

A silent auction has become a traditional highlight of each year’s NPSNM state conference. The Otero chapter invites you to donate items that might be of interest to other members.

To offer an item, please contact Jen Gruger

jengruger [at] gmail [dot] com