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NWL Annual Spring Meeting with NWSA, 2016, Field Trip, Workshop, Talks, and Posters

  • 23 Mar 2016
  • 6:00 PM
  • 26 Mar 2016
  • 1:00 PM
  • Bend, Oregon,
Annual general meeting (2016, Bend, Oregon). We are meeting with the Northwest Scientific Association (NWSA). See TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF LICHEN ACTIVITIES, MOTEL INFO, ETC. The meeting has talks, a workshop, and one or more field trips. See photos from past meetings.

The theme for this year's meeting is  to explore: 

Living on the Edge of Change: Exploring the Dimensions of Restoring Fire Resilient Landscapes, Culture, & Economies on the Cascade Range's Eastside. We will be joined by a meeting of the Central Oregon Fire Symposium.

Click here for field trip information. The Bend area has diverse, excellent lichen habitats nearby. Rick Demmer will show us east-side RT&E species in the field, accessible in a half day field trip out of Bend.

Share your research on lichens, mosses, and fungi with an oral or poster presentation!  Abstracts for poster and oral presentations are due February 26, 2016 -- see Call for Papers. Please share what you have been up to, or just come to absorb.

Workshop: Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Lichens East of the Cascades. Friday, March 25, COCC Science building, Room 120, local host Sarah Fuller.

   Listed lichens for Oregon and Washington have been revised, and more of them are from the "east side than ever before. Come up to speed on those changes and familiarize yourself with the species of concern, with particular emphasis on species that occur east of the Cascade crest.

    This includes a wide variety of habitats, including forests, woodlands, rangelands, and rock outcrop areas. The region of special emphasis includes eastern Washington and Oregon, Idaho, and western Montana.

   After an update by the PNW sensitive species coordinator, Kelli Van Norman, each leader will give a 5-10 minute update on the status of the east-side Rare, Threatened, and Endangered lichen species for their state: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. We will follow this with plenty of time to examine specimens of these listed species. These include Aspicilia rogeri, Peltigera cinnamomea, Thelenella muscorum, Umbilicaria nodulospora, and Umbilicaria phaea var. coccinea.

   Simultaneously, people can work on and consult on problem specimens from local field trips or brought from home. Bring your puzzles and stump the experts!

   The Saturday field trip will complement the workshop, as we will visit some of these species in their habitat.

Target Audience: The workshop will be particularly valuable for east-side agency botanists, contractors, and serious naturalists, as well as academics and students.

Prerequisites: basic background in macrolichens.

Leaders: Bruce McCune, Roger Rosentreter, Daphne Stone, Andrea Pipp, Ann DeBolt, Jeanne Ponzetti, and Kelli Van Norman.

Cost: Free to NWSA meeting registrants.

More info on the meeting in general...

Future years: We are eager to have YOU help to organize the meeting. The meeting is arranged on a year-by-year basis, depending on the location of the NWSA meeting. This usually happens in mid to late March. The annual meeting typically has four components: talks that present ongoing or completed research (we try to keep this as casual and informal as possible); a workshop on a particular topic, genus, or area; field trips to some local spots of interest; and evening socializing, usually at a local restaurant.

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