We invite all those interested in the native plants of Jackson Hole to enjoy our programs, information sources and good company. We are the Teton Chapter of the Wyoming Native Plant Society. Voluntary membership dues help support our educational efforts. We welcome your participation in any way you choose.
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UPCOMING LECTURES, WALKS, and HIKES
- Tuesday, November 24, 6-7pm — ZOOM MEETING (details below) — “Improving native plant restoration with a pasta machine,” with Maggie Eshleman, Restoration Scientist, The Nature Conservancy, Wyoming. Restoring native plants where they have disappeared isn’t always as easy as just scattering seeds and waiting for them to sprout. In order to coax some iconic Wyoming plants, like sagebrush and sulfur buckwheat to grow on sites where they were removed, The Nature Conservancy is using science, ingenuity and an industrial pasta machine. Maggie Eshleman will talk about some of the “recipes” that are being tested in Wyoming to overcome barriers to native plant growth, like combatting invasive species and summer drought. She’s asking questions like “Can we increase the length of sagebrush seedling roots so they survive through the summer?” and “Is there a way to protect native seeds from herbicide when we treat cheatgrass?” BIO: Maggie Eshleman earned her B.A. in General Biology at Washington and Jefferson College in 2009, and her M.S. in Plant Biology and Conservation at Northwestern University in 2015 where she studied local adaption of native forbs on the Colorado Plateau. Maggie worked on revegetation and restoration projects throughout the western United States before joining The Nature Conservancy in 2018. She is now focused on restoring sagebrush and associated native plants throughout Wyoming using technologies that attempt to lessen the bottleneck between germination and emergence. Much of the work that she is doing is located on reclaimed uranium mines in central Wyoming.
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Coming up soon–Wildflower Walks! While we place some notices on this website, others are sent only to our email list folks. Please email tetonplants.org if you want to be alerted to our “impromptu” hikes.
From September through May, 6 pm, every fourth Tuesday of the month, we will present a program at the Teton County Library in partnership with the Teton County Library. 125 Virginian Lane, Jackson. WY. FREE. We welcome your ideas for speakers!
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