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December 2016

A Look at the Gully 30 Calcareous Fen: Characterizing, Permitting, Constructing Through, and Monitoring a State Regulated Sensitive Wetland Resource, by Jim Arndt, Merject & Scott Milburn

Thursday, December 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dakota Lodge, 1200 Stassen Lane
West St. Paul, MN 55118 United States
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Presented by: Jim Arndt, Merjent and Scott Milburn, Midwest Natural Resources

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February 2017

Ecology of Ordway Prairie, Minnesota, by Scott Zager, Botanist

Thursday, February 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dakota Lodge, 1200 Stassen Lane
West St. Paul, MN 55118 United States
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Presented by: Scott Zager, Wildlands. Plant of the Month: TBD

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March 2017

Watching the Grass Grow; A Primer on Botanical Time-Lapse Imagery, by Steve Saupe

Thursday, March 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dakota Lodge, 1200 Stassen Lane
West St. Paul, MN 55118 United States
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Presented by: Steve Saupe, CSBSJU Biology Professor. Plant of the Month: Rusty woodsia (Woodsia ilvensis) - one of the resurrection type ferns

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April 2017

2017 Symposium – Restoration and Conservation of Native Landscapes and Species

Saturday, April 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr.
Chaska, MN 55318 United States
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The Minnesota Native Plant Society's 2017 Symposium: Restoration and Conservation of Native Landscapes and Species, is open for registration! The schedule is filled with great speakers, covering a wide range of restoration and conservation related topics. Co-sponsored by the Plant Conservation Division at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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EDDMapS: Easy reporting of invasive species, by Laura Van Riper, MnDNR

Thursday, April 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dakota Lodge, 1200 Stassen Lane
West St. Paul, MN 55118 United States
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Presenter: Laura Van Riper, Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator, MnDNR. POM: Key species you should know

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May 2017

Friends of Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas: Their history and purpose, by Bob Djupstrom and Ellen Fuge, MnDNR-retired

Thursday, May 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dakota Lodge, 1200 Stassen Lane
West St. Paul, MN 55118 United States
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Presenters: Bob Djupstrom - MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas-Retired, and Ellen Fuge - MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas-Retired

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Hastings Sand Coulee SNA: Prairie Spring Wildflower Interpretive Hike

Saturday, May 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hastings Sand Coulee SNA – North Unit, 557 Tuttle Dr.
Hastings, MN United States
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Come explore the north unit of Hastings Sand Coulee SNA just outside the city of Hastings in Dakota County. The SNA protects high quality native dry sand-gravel prairie, mesic prairie, oak woodland and oak forest in an area otherwise dominated by agricultural land use and expanding housing developments.

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June 2017

Evaluating your Prairie Seeding; a refresher on seedling identification, by Paul Bockenstedt, Stantec

Thursday, June 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dakota Lodge, 1200 Stassen Lane
West St. Paul, MN 55118 United States
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Presenter: Paul Bockenstedt, Restoration Ecologist, Stantec. POM: TBD

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Interstate State Park: A Hike into Wisconsin’s Oldest State Park

Saturday, June 10, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Interstate State Park (WI), Interstate State Park
St Croix Falls, WI 54024 United States
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Enjoy a morning hike into Interstate State Park, Wisconsin's oldest state park. See bedrock prairie, oak woodlands, white pine-hardwood forest, spring-fed creek, shady, basalt talus slopes lush with mosses and ferns. Please consider bringing a lunch and hiking the stunning bluff trails overlooking the St. Croix River in the afternoon.

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Swedes Forest SNA Bioblitz

Saturday, June 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join in a day to identify as many plant and animal species as possible in the first ever BioBlitz at Swedes Forest SNA. Scientists, naturalists and volunteers will conduct this intensive one day field study. Volunteers learn from experts and will be engaged in surveying to better understand the full suite of organisms found here. No experience necessary, just bring your curiosity and enthusiasm. Open to all - MNNPS members and non-members. Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017 Time: 9A.M. and…

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