BEN # 93

Adolf Ceska aceska at CUE.BC.CA
Fri Feb 24 00:42:36 EST 1995


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No. 93                               February 23, 1995

aceska at freenet.victoria.bc.ca        Victoria, B.C.
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 Dr. A. Ceska, P.O.Box 8546, Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 3S2
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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
Masata (744-4315).


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
Native Flora

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
      (tentative)
"Plant Systematics, Ecology and Biogeography of Oregon's  Native
      Plants  and  Communities"  Keynote  Speaker:  Ken Chambers
      (tentative)
"The 'Lower' World of Oregon's Floral  Diversity  -  Bryophytes,
      Lichens,  and  Fungi" Keynote Speaker: Dave Wagner (tenta-
      tive)

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.]



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