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No. 93 February 23, 1995
aceska at freenet.victoria.bc.ca Victoria, B.C.
Dr. A. Ceska, P.O.Box 8546, Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 3S2
NATIVE VEGETATION WORKSHOP - VICTORIA - MARCH 11, 1995
The Native Vegetation Committee of the Vancouver Island Public
Interest Group (VIPIRG) presents their Second Native Vegetation
Workshop, Saturday March 11, 1995, 9:00 am. to 4:00 pm. at the
University of Victoria, Elliot Lecture Wing.
There will be information booths, displays, guest speakers,
native plant sales and I.D. tables. Mini workshops on propagat-
ing native plants, enhancing Garry oak habitat, gardening with
native plants, walks through the UVIC Native Plant Garden, and
more will be held throughout the day. Bring your mug for mulled
cider, Labrador tea and coffee.
Tickets at the door: $10.00 adults, $8.00 seniors/students.
Proceeds will go to the Native Plant Garden on the UVIC campus.
For further information call Jenny Eastman (479-8382) or Hana
CALL FOR PAPERS: CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT OF OREGON'S FLORA
From: Thomas Kaye <kayet at ava.bcc.orst.edu>
The Native Plant Society of Oregon will sponsor
A Symposium on the Conservation and Management of Oregon's
LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis,
Oregon, November 15-17, 1995.
The symposium will cover research and current work concerning
the conservation and management of Oregon's diverse native plant
species and communities. Symposium presentations and posters
will be organized under the following themes:
"Ecology, Management, and Conservation of Oregon's Rare Plant
Species" Keynote Speaker: Reed Noss (tentative)
"Bringing Back the Natives: Restoration of Oregon's Native
Plants and Communities" Keynote Speaker: Linda McMahan
"Plant Systematics, Ecology and Biogeography of Oregon's Native
Plants and Communities" Keynote Speaker: Ken Chambers
"The 'Lower' World of Oregon's Floral Diversity - Bryophytes,
Lichens, and Fungi" Keynote Speaker: Dave Wagner (tenta-
Persons interested in participating in the symposium should
submit an abstract and preferred session to the address below no
later than May 1, 1995. Speakers will be notified by June 1,
1995. Anyone is encouraged to submit abstracts for papers and
posters related to the four themes listed above. Abstracts
should be submitted on a 3.5" computer disk, in Wordperfect 5.0
or higher, along with three paper copies. Abstracts should be
200 words or less using 1.5 inch margins. Please provide a short
biography. Contributors will be asked to bring manuscripts of
their presentations for inclusion in a proceedings volume to be
published later. Indicate whether you prefer to present a con-
tributed paper or poster and if you need any equipment other
than a slide or overhead projector. Submit abstracts to: Tom
Kaye, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology, OSU, Cordley Hall
2082, Corvallis, OR 97331-2902. Phone 503-737-2346, Fax 503-737-
3573, email: kayet at bcc.orst.edu.
A registration fee of $40 for NPSO members and $50 for non-
members is due prior to October 1, 1995. Registration fees after
this date will be $50 for NPSO members and $60 for non-members.
Direct inquiries regarding the symposium and registration to
Bruce Rittenhouse, 1300 Airport Lane, North Bend, OR 97459-2000,
503-756-0100 (phone), 503-756-9303 (Fax).
NATIVE WILDFLOWERS OF CALIFORNIA ON CD-ROM [Re: BEN # 86]
From: Brother Eric Vogel <evogel at stmarys-ca.edu>
This CD is for the MacIntosh base (one for the IBM base is in
the process) and contains 2,000 pictures of 665 species of
wildflowers of California, indexed and classified.
["This is from a collection of 20,000 slides collected by
Brother Alfred Brousseau over his lifetime. It takes the form of
super-card stacks, a stack for each alphabetical (latin name)
group of flowers." - BEN # 86]
Contact Brother Eric Vogel (evogel at stmarys-ca.edu) (Snail mail:
St. Mary's College, 1928 St. Mary's Road, Moraga, Ca. 94575) A
donation of $35.00 is requested for this non-profit project.
Make checks payable to: Brothers Community.
GIANT HOGWEED - HERACLEUM MANTEGAZZIANUM - BANNED IN US
From: Elisabeth Harmon, North American Rock Garden Society,
1994-1995 Seed List. Important Notes.
"In the next few years, we shall see increasingly stricter
legislation enacted to control the importation of plants of all
kinds. The federal government and several states already have
compiled a list of banned plants. For example, giant hogweed,
Heracleum mantegazzianum [Apiaceae - Umbeliferae], a favourite
of some gardeners, is now listed under the Federal Noxious Weed
Act of 1992. It is illegal to import or distribute it in inter-
state commerce, and in Washington State, those who are caught
growing it can be fined $750 for the first offense."
[See also BEN # 67.]