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OUR MISSION:  To promote the appreciation and conservation of Washington's native plants
                                       and their habitats through study, education and advocacy.

                                                                    calypso bulbosa

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THE 2017 WNPS Calendar is HERE
featuring all 2016 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations Grand Prize Photo Contest Winner:
Ted Alway, Derby Canyon Natives, Peshastin 
COMPOSITAE Gaillardia aristata

The WNPS 2017 Calendar is made possible by the member contributions during the annual WNPS Photo Contest.  The publication provides educational content of Washington's native flora.  A great gift for family & friends. 

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Find WNPS Fall Programs
hosted by WNPS Local Chapters
View the Chapter Fall  NEWSLETTERS 

Featured program:
with Dr. Sarah Spear Cooke

Wednesday, November 9
Tacoma Nature Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gold Creek Valley Wetlands; Photo by Jim Evans        
Dr. Cooke has fifteen years of experience in wetlands ecological research and environmental consulting along with twenty years of experience in ecological and geological research in the Pacific Northwest. She specializes in wetland creation, restoration and enhancement projects, both in design and implementation. Dr. Cooke’s expertise includes wetland inventories, delineation and mitigation designs, baseline studies, monitoring programs, rare plant surveys, soil assessments, watershed analysis, vegetation mapping, and environmental assessments in the region. She is the author/editor of A Field Guide to the Common Wetland Plants of Western Washington & Northwestern Oregon and co-author of Wetlands and Urbanization: Implications for the Future.  Sponsored by the
South Sound Chapter.

Visit the WNPS calendar to learn more in a chapter near you, or read the newsletters available on chapter pages! 
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WNPS Native Plant  Stewardship Training

Program #2 -
Conserving & Restoring Streams & Rivers in  
the Wenatchee Valley and East Cascades  Full details

This program has concluded.  Stay tuned for future programs.

Community-based stewardship programs are made possible                    
by the generous funding support of Jane and John Titland.


This class has completed.  WNPS Native Plant Stewardship courses are in development for 2017 around the state. 
Be sure to stay tuned to the Stewardship pages.



Wild Nearby                                                           wild nearby Art Wolfe

June 18, 2016 – February 5, 2017
Burke Museum,
UW Campus, Seattle

Few places on earth rival the rugged beauty and biological diversity of Washington state’s North Cascades mountain range. In Wild Nearby, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and stories of one of the largest wildlands in the U.S.
Step into a full-scale replica of a fire lookout. Hold wolverine, deer, and coyote skulls. Examine ancient artifacts from the Upper Skagit Tribe. Learn what woodpeckers, wildflowers, and frogs can tell us about how the region is changing, and map your next Northwest outdoor adventure.

The rushing waters of Downey Creek flow past blooming wildflowers,
Glacier Peak Wilderness.  Photo by Art Wolfe.

Click here for WNPS member entry coupons - 2 for 1

Save the Date for Study Weekend  - May 19-21, 2017
Sponsored by the Northeast Chapter -
Base:  Eastern Washington University  

"From Sagebrush to Subalpine: 
Exploring the Diversity of

Eastern Washington Landforms & Flora"

Stay tuned for UPDATES!

2016 Study Weekend in the
Wenatchee Mountains
celebrated the WNPS 40th Anniversary

Thank you Wenatchee Valley and Central
Washington Chapters for a Special Event!

Visit here: Take the post event Survey 

Read the Synopsis of Trip Reports from this Year's Event

Revision of Hitchcock & Cronquist Flora of the PNW

The University of Washington Herbarium (WTU) at the Burke Museum is officially embarking on an update to the one-volume "Flora of the Pacific Northwest".  Find out more and how you can help.




Updated: October 20, 2016
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