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Faculty, students, staff and the general public are invited to monthly chapter meetings. For more information contact Franja Bryant, Program Chair, at 425-562-0353.

Central Puget Sound

Our March Chapter meeting will be a DVD screening of

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time, and will include an introduction by Dr. Estella Leopold.

Green Fire is the first feature length documentary film ever made about famed conservationist Aldo Leopold. The film explores Aldo Leopold’s life in the early part of the 20th century and the many ways his land ethic idea continues to be applied all over the world today. The film is a production of the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Center for Human and Nature.

Aldo Leopold is the author of A Sand County Almanac, first published in 1949 and considered a classic work of the environmental movement.

Estella Leopold, daughter of Aldo Leopold, is a UW professor emeritus of botany, forest resources and quaternary research. The Quaternary covers the time span of glaciations classified as the Pleistocene, and includes the present interglacial period. She pioneered the use of fossilized pollen and spores to understand how plants and ecosystems respond over eons to such things as climate change. She is also the author of over 100 scientific publications in fields including paleobotany, forest history and restoration ecology; she co-authored a book “Saved In Time” about her efforts to save the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument from real estate developers in Colorado.

Please join us to view this special film and for the opportunity to meet Dr. Leopold.

Date & Time Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Location The University of Washington campus in the Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle) in the main hall (NHS Hall). (Map of campus)

Franja Bryant franjabryant@hotmail.com


Plant Identification Workshop

The Central Puget sound Chapter offers regular plant identification workshops to help members improve plant ID skills. While the Workshop is oriented primarily toward beginners, anyone who wants to work on improving keying skills or their familiarity with the northwest flora is welcome.  Our main objectives are practice with technical identification keys, familiarity with plant families, and recognition of common northwest species.  No prior experience is necessary; the only requirements are interest in the topic, patience with beginners if you are an old hand, and patience with old hands if you are a beginner.  If you have them, bring a hand lens and a copy of Hitchcock or another favorite plant book.  You are encouraged to bring unknown plants for identification. We will have plenty of material and tools if you come empty handed.  CPS botanists will be the instructors.

Date            Thursday, March 6, 2014; 6:00 PM  
Location      Center for Urban Horticulture - Main Hall

                   University of Washington Campus

                   3501 NE 41st Street

                   Seattle, WA 98195