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MNPS Annual Fall Conference: The Threatened Natural Communities and Rare Plants of Maryland's Mountains

  • 09/21/2013
  • 8:30 AM
  • 09/22/2013
  • 3:00 PM
  • Lyric Building, 20 Main Street, Frostburg, MD
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(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • For students (any high school or college) and Frostburg State University staff
  • Please contact Karyn Molines for registration code.
  • Committee, Field Trip Leaders, Speakers who will also attend the Social, use this category.

Registration is closed

The Threatened Natural Communities and Rare Plants of Maryland's Mountains

September 21-22 2013

Co-sponsored by
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

Lyric Building

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

Field Trips

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.

Saturday Social

$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.
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PDF of Accommodations


Go to and log in (Group password is MNPScarpool) and enter your request.  This service is strictly based on member input--MNPS will not add an individual to this site. Also see..Carpooling

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

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