Kootenay Native Plant Society Annual General Meeting
Celebrating 5 years of connecting people, plants, and place.
February 27, 2017 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Selkirk College Room G-14, Castlegar, BC
2016 was our biggest year yet as KNPS worked with local communities to fulfill our mission: Promoting knowledge, appreciation, conservation and restoration of West Kootenay native plants and natural habitats through education, research, and on-the-ground activities.
You can help us make a difference for the next five years! We are currently looking for people who would like to be a part of our organization as members of our working Board of Directors. As always, we look to you to become volunteers and participants, supporting the critical work we do to protect, conserve, and promote native plants in our region.
Restoring the Future: Native Plants for a Changing Climate
An evening with Dr. Richard Hebda and the Kootenay Native Plant Society
Nelson, BC – January 24, 2017 — Join Dr. Richard Hebda for a lively discussion about climate change in the Columbia Basin and how native plants are both threatened by these changes and provide opportunities that can help us adapt. Hosted by the Kootenay Native Plant Society at the United Church Hall in Nelson 6:30 pm on February 1, 2017
“Climate change is here and plant communities are designed to adapt. Native plants offer solutions for adapting to an uncertain future” says Dr. Hebda. In his presentation, titled “Restoring the Future: Native Plants for a Changing Climate,” Dr. Hebda will explore the many changes that our happening in our local landscapes. How will our native plant species, their plant communities, and our relationships to them change in response? What can we do to preserve native plant biodiversity, and work with it to foster new landscapes rooted in the rich legacy of the past. How can we involve our native species to adapt to climate change?
As the Curator for Botany and Earth History for the Royal British Columbia Museum, Dr. Hebda is an expert on a number of environmental topics including the climate history of BC, restoration of natural systems, ethnobotany of BC First Nations, and plant ecology. The Kootenay Native Plant Society proudly hosts Dr. Hebda’s presentation with sponsorship from Kootenay Conservation Program and Columbia Power. Kootenay Native Plant Society is a non-profit community organization whose mission is to promote knowledge, appreciation, conservation and restoration of West Kootenay native plants and natural habitats through education, research, and on-the-ground activities. We work to connect people, plants, and place