Upcoming Flagstaff Chapter Events
Posted on Jun 01, 2023
Tuesday, June 20, 7:00 PM: LoriAnne Barnett Warren and Madeline Burton.
Arizona’s Magnificent Trees.
The Arizona Magnificent Tree Program, managed by the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire
Management, recognizes trees in our state that are the largest of their species, both here and nationwide, as well as those that have cultural significance to our community members. Each year we accept nominations for new trees that qualify, using all of the champions to tell a story about the value of trees in our communities and forests. This presentation will provide an overview of our program, share how to nominate a tree, and highlight some of the amazing trees in and around Flagstaff. We will also share how you can be involved with the program as a nominator or a certified tree measurer! Join LoriAnne Barnett Warren, the Urban and Community Forestry Program Manager at the Department of Forestry and Fire Management, and our Urban Forestry Specialist, Madeline Burton, for insight into this one-of-a-kind program
Tuesday, July 18, 7:00 PM: Nora Ventrella. Rare and Restoration Plants of the Navajo Nation: Conservation Activities of the Navajo Natural Heritage Program
Nora Ventrella has been the botanist for the Navajo Natural Heritage Program with the Navajo Nation Department of Fish and Wildlife for the past 6 years. As a part of this program she collects, manages, and disseminates information on threatened and endangered plant species on Navajo lands, and is the curator of the Navajo Nation herbarium located in Flagstaff. This talk will cover monitoring and conservation efforts by NNHP focused on threatened and endangered plants of the Navajo
Nation. This talk will also focus on seed-banking and plant propagation activities conducted by the newly created Diné Native Plants Program, a tribally-run restoration program focused on bringing native and culturally-important plants back to tribal lands. Nora has her master’s degree in plant biology and conservation from the joint program between Northwestern University and the Chicago
Botanic Garden. Her research background focused on Colorado plateau flora, invasive species, local
adaptation, and seed-sourcing for restoration.
Friday, August 11, 4:00 – 6:00 PM: Potluck & Plant Swap at the MNA Colton Community Garden See members live and in-person! We’ll meet to swap native plants, native seeds, and botany books. Bring a dish to share. No alcohol, please