The Threatened Natural Communities and Rare Plants of Maryland's Mountains
September 21-22 2013
Department of Biology, Frostburg State University
Both the morning session and Saturday evening social will be held at theLyric Building (directions below)
Doors open at 8:30 am
Conference starts at 9:15 am
20 Main Street
Frostburg, MD 21532
The Allegheny Plateau and Ridge & Valley regions of Maryland harbor many unique natural communities and rare, threatened, and endangered plants. Human threats include forest fragmentation and non-native invasive species as a result of timber harvesting, housing development, and energy development including coal mining, industrial wind energy development, and natural gas extraction. In 2013 we will explore the unique flora and efforts to mitigate the impacts of land use change in Maryland’s mountain region.
Check the Conference Page for details.
The conference is full
Members: $75; Nonmembers: $85
Saturday afternoon and Sunday Field Trips will be important venues to expand on the theme. Field trip registration is available when you register for the Conference. Due to size limits on some trips, you are not guaranteed a spot in your first or second choice trips. You will receive a confirmation before the conference for which trip you are registered.
$30 per person; cash bar
5pm-9pm near the Conference location. Dress is "field botany casual."
From I-68/US-40, Exit 34 for Md-36. (Turn north on 36, if coming from the east turn right off exit ramp, if coming from the west, turn left off exit ramp)
Go 1.5 miles, turn left at the 2nd stoplight on US-40, National Hwy SW, Main Street, the destination is one mile ahead on the right.
Public parking is available across the street by the library, behind the Lyric Building and along Main Street.
Call for Posters
Undergraduates and graduates studying plant taxonomy, plant ecology, landscaping with native plants, and restoration ecology are invited to submit a poster proposal