Welcome!     Please visit again soon, as we continue to add new resources regularly.
Dedicated to the enjoyment, conservation, and study
of Oregon's native plants and habitats.
Here's what's new:

Upcoming Public Programs:

* Monday September 18, 7:00PM - 9:30PM. The Nature of Bend: Favorite Species, Trails, and Stories. Presenter: LeeAnn Kriegh. Location: In person, Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard St, Eugene, 97405. Central Oregon's varied habitats support amazing plant and animal species—many of which can only be found in the high desert. LeeAnn Kriegh, the author of The Nature of Bend and The Nature of Portland, will talk about some of her favorite Bend-area species, highlighting their natural history and the best places to find them. Kriegh is a writer and hiker who worked with dozens of naturalists and photographers to create her two guidebooks, and she'll share many of the books' gorgeous photos as part of her talk.

* Monday October 16, 7:00PM - 9PM. Ancient Grasslands: The past, present and future of Willamette Valley prairie and savanna. Presenter: Bart Johnson. Location: In person, Amazon Community Center, 2700 Hilyard St, Eugene, 97405. Details coming soon...

Upcoming Field Trips:

* Day To Be Determined, September 19-26, 8:30AM – 5PM. Monitoring Abronia umbellata with Siuslaw NF. Leader: Armand Rebishke. Location: Meet at SEHS at 8:30 am to carpool to the Coast or meet at Way Myrtle CG at 9:30 am. We won’t know exactly which day Armand will pick for this monitoring, so just email Jenny Lippert (Em_President@npsoregon.org) your available days if you’d like to help and she will send out an email as soon as she hears we are a “go”. Armand is especially looking for any NPSO persons with 4WD vehicles who can drive on sand. We’ll take vehicles into the site and then walk ½ mile out and back along the sand censusing Abronia and looking for other natives that the forest has restored. Depending on the group, we’ll either head back to Eugene or continue on to another monitoring site.

*PLEASE NOTE* - You can watch Emerald Chapter's recent program on how to use the iNaturalist app here. You can also view other previously recorded NPSO Emerald Chapter Programs here, including Dr. Christine Buhl's recent (Feb. 2023) presentation on the Emerald Ash Borer. A PDF of her presentation is available here. Both contain links at the end for reporting new sightings of Emerald Ash borer as well as other references.

Delphinium menziesii Cardamine nuttallii var. nuttallii Calypso bulbosa Ribes sanguineum var. sanguineum Camassia leichtlinii ssp. suksdorfii Viola sheltonii