Klamath Basin Chapter, 
Native Plant Society of Oregon


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  • May 04, 2021 1:58 PM | Sarah Malaby (Administrator)

    Meeting Notes - Monday, 5/3/2021

    Notetaker: Kerry Johnston

    Attendees: Erin Rentz, Dan Hawkes, Steve Sheehy, Kerry Johnston, Terry Smith, Sandra Klepadlo

    Agenda: See attached below

    Items Discussed:

    Treasurer’s Report:
    • ·       Balance $5,103.74 earned from native plant sales in the past 3 years including bare root tree/shrub sale 3/2021.
    • ·       Est. $1,000 will be donated to the OR Flora Project Vol. III production. Discussed sponsoring a Genus, art or other.

    Native Plant Sale:

    • ·       May 15th last order will be taken by Dan Hawkes. Cost is $5 for 3.5” and $10 for 1 gallon.
    • ·       Dan will try to get cardboard flats from Fred Meyer/ Terry will try Walmart 1 week prior to sale date.
    • ·       May 21, 2021- Todd Kepple & Dan Hawkes will reserve a u-haul and pick up the plants in a covered vehicle. Labels will be written ahead of time and Dan will let us know when the list is final & he needs help. Dan will check if we have left-over tags or if we need to purchase more.
    • ·        May 22, 2021- unload and tag plants, arrive at 7:30 am to prep then 9:00 am-5:00pm scheduled plant pick-up. Clean-up assistance needed after the sale.
    • ·       Sale will be pre-order and scheduled similar to last year.
    • ·       Dan Hawkes will prep for sales by creating order list and updating availability spreadsheet with Winter Creek Nursery and scheduling pick-up. He will also update the museum website.
    • ·       Todd Kepple will post/update on FB & Erin Rentz will update the Klamath Chapter NPSO website.
    • ·       Dan Hawkes contacted Megan Nichols (Western Native Plants) but no contact yet. Kerry e-mailed Megan 5/4/2021.
    • ·       Proceeds will be split 65:35 (Klamath museum:NPSO)

    Suggested Summer Field Trips / Winter Programs:



    Presenter / Organizer

    FS R6 Restoration Project along 140 w/ ODOT

    June or July

    Kathy Sale / Erin Rentz

    242 post-fire veg recovery walk


    Erin Rentz / Erin Rentz

    Museum Native plant walk


    Todd Kepple / Todd Kepple

    Sycan Marsh plant walk


    Sarah Ratay / Sarah Ratay

    Tunnel Creek ACEC plant walk


    Kerry Johnston / Kerry Johnston

    Caldwell fire – Lava Beds -post-fire talk


    ? / Steve Sheehy

    Local Native Plant Nursery talk


    Megan Nichols / Erin Rentz

    • ·        Everyone will work on confirming presenters & finalizing event dates

    NPSO business:

    • ·        Sarah R has agreed to represent our chapter at State NPSO Meetings when Erin is not available.
    • ·        Sarah R. is willing to help us with posting to the Klamath Basin FB Group for Klamath Chapter NPSO . Terry, Kerry, & Erin agreed to help with responses to questions on FB that come up.
    • ·        Members are encouraged to send plant photos (Family, scientific/common name/location/date) or interesting information to Sarah R. to post intermittently to keep the information current/alive.
    • ·        Encourage members to join and use iNaturalist

    Common Plants Book Updates:

    • ·        This will be the main topic for the June meeting


    • ·        2022 Plant Sale merchandise for sale may consider posting to websites for purchase- t-shirts, hats or canvas bags can be designed locally from vendor. Table for winter discussion.

    Next Meeting:

    • ·        Monday, June 7, 2021, 6:30 pm. Klamath County Museum
  • April 28, 2017 8:10 AM | Sarah Malaby (Administrator)
  • April 28, 2017 8:08 AM | Sarah Malaby (Administrator)
  • April 25, 2017 2:09 PM | Sarah Malaby (Administrator)

    click here to see April Plants of the Month

    April Plants of the Month.pdf

  • September 25, 2015 2:05 PM | Deleted user

    This past May of 2015 the USFWS and the Xerces Society partnered and began work on a Western Monarch Butterfly Habitat Suitability Model (see attached flyer). The goal of the model is to help get a better understanding of where the western population of monarchs are breeding in the west, as well as to document the distribution of the monarch’s milkweed host plants. The resulting model will be used to inform western monarch conservationist’s as to the best locations to begin much needed habitat conservation projects.

    Now that fall is upon us and the field season is winding down, we’re gearing up to start trial runs of the model. We’ve spent the summer compiling and collecting milkweed and monarch data for the eleven states west of the Rocky Mountains: AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, and WY. However, the more data we can gather, the stronger the model will be. This is where we need your help. We hope that you’ve had a chance to get outside this summer, get your hands dirty, and perhaps collect some monarch and milkweed data while you were out there! If you were able to record any milkweed and/or monarch observations we would really appreciate if you would share those with us.

    We’re still encouraging folks to submit milkweed and/or monarch observations via the USFWS excel spreadsheet (attached and included in text of flyer) or the Xerces Society Milkweed Survey, located here.

    In hopes of capturing as much of the 2015 field data as possible, while still ensuring enough time for model results to inform 2016 planning, we’ve set a final data submission date of Monday, November 2, 2015. So if you would like to contribute to this modeling project, please report your observations by COB that date. If you choose to fill out the excel spreadsheet, please send those to Ashley Taylor at ashley.taylor@xerces.org or Liz Cruz at liz_cruz@fws.gov.  Please feel free to direct any questions to either Ashley or Liz.

    Thank you for your time and valuable contributions to the success of this project and monarch conservation.

  • August 24, 2015 12:54 PM | Deleted user

    LAKEVIEW, Ore.—Fremont-Winema National Forest officials have extended the application deadline for the national forest’s Resource Advisory Committee in an effort to encourage more Klamath and Lake County residents to apply to the 18-member volunteer committee.

    They have extended the applications for the Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) until Friday, September 11, to encourage the submission of additional applications.

    “This important committee has a tremendous impact on how roughly $1.5 million is allocated each year for watershed restoration and forest management projects in Klamath and Lake Counties,” said Fremont and Winema RAC Designated Federal Official Michael Tighe. “RAC members volunteer their time, but are reward by knowing their work greatly improves the health of public and private land in their communities.”

    Members of the Fremont and Winema RAC collaboratively review and recommend watershed restoration and forest management projects for funding, in accordance with Title II of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act of 2000. Watershed restoration projects selected for funding will be implemented on public or private lands located within Lake and Klamath counties.

    The RAC must be balanced and diverse with equal representation from industry, environmental groups, elected officials and local residents. Membership shall include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women and persons with disabilities to ensure the recommendations of the committee have taken into account the needs of diverse groups.

    Members of the RAC volunteer their time, but are compensated for travel expenses and per diem. Meetings are alternately held in Lakeview and Klamath Falls, with some monitoring field trips scheduled each year.

    Citizens seeking to apply for Fremont and Winema RAC vacancies should contact Michael Tighe at 541-947-6246 (mtighe@fs.fed.us) or Fremont-Winema National Forest Partnership Coordinator Roland Giller at 541-783-4069 (rgiller@fs.fed.us). 

    More information and AD-755 membership application forms are available online at http://go.usa.gov/3Ab4j

  • February 06, 2015 11:03 AM | Deleted user

    Siskiyou Field Institute offers field-based nature learning courses in and about the Klamath-Siskiyous. Dozens of classes are offered and are available for all ages and experience.

    Class begin at the end of March and run through the first week of November. Subjects range from beginner medicinal plants to botanizing various areas and birdwatching on Klamath Lake in a canoe.

    Visit SFI online

    Download the e-Catalog

  • November 10, 2014 10:46 AM | Deleted user

    Steve Sheehy, longtime member of the Klamath Basin chapter was interviewed by Lee Juillerat for the Herald & News about his discovery of a new lichen species.

    Read the Article

  • October 31, 2014 4:11 PM | Deleted user

    Oregon State University is conducting a once-per-decade assessment of non-motorized trail use on behalf of Oregon State Parks. The survey covers trail use anywhere in Oregon, from local parks to national forests.

    Surveys have been sent to a sample of trail users chosen at random, but OSU would like to hear from others who engage in non-motorized trail use.

    Survey responses will help local, state, and federal agencies efficiently allocate funding to meet the needs of non-motorized trail users. The survey, and each question in it, is voluntary. All responses are confidential – they will only be reported as part of larger groups.

    Complete and return the survey within three weeks will be entered into a drawing for one of two Oregon State Parks 12-month day use passes and one $100 grocery store gift certificate. It is estimated about 1,200 people will qualify for the drawing. Responses will be most helpful if completed by November 26th.

    Click Here to Take the Survey

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