Unless otherwise announced, General Chapter Meetings will be at the White Mountain Research Station (3000 E. Line St. Bishop). Board Meeting locations will be announced on this site and via email before each meeting, and have been held at the USFS/BLM Conference Room (351 Pacu Lane, Bishop) or the ESICE office (2nd and Pine, Bishop) or board member's homes in the past. Check the Creosote Ring page for southern sub-chapter meetings and locations (usually at the Maturango Museum).
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General Meetings and Presentations:
- Wednesday, March 20, 7pm, CNPS Program: News from Nature's Pharmacopeia: Medicinal Plants Today
A dash of history, a sprinkling of pharmacology, and a serving of science: get a taste of the most recent evidence-based research about the effectiveness, risks and promise of select medicinal plants. In this program, we will examine some of the herbal remedies you can find on drugstore shelves, focusing on those species which have native counterparts in our area. We will examine what research has shown about the safety and effectiveness of these botanicals, how they are tested, and what we know about how they work. You should come away from the program with not only a sense of where we've come from, but a more solid understanding of modern herbal medicines and how to make informed decisions about their use.
Program presenter Maggie Riley is a naturalist-turned-nursing student who will offer a slightly different perspective on botanical medicines than folklore and traditional remedies. With a background in botany and a current focus on medicine, Maggie is excited to share what she has learned about the current state of herbal medicine with the Bristlecone Chapter. Program is at 7pm in the South Classroom at the White Mountain Research Center, 3000 E Line St, Bishop. The public is welcome.
General meetings include brief discussion of chapter business, followed by a presentation by a guest speaker. Presentations are geared to appeal to persons of a wide range of knowledge of native plants, from beginners to professional botanists. The November meeting each year is a pot luck with a members’ slide show in lieu of a speaker. In an effort to accommodate members spread throughout our large geographic area, meetings are held in a variety of locations.
March Bristlecone Chapter Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 13, 7pm, at the Friends of the Inyo office on 819 North Barlow Lane, Bishop. Members are welcome. Note: Part of the agreement with FOI for use of their building is that the door must remain locked at all times. The conference room is toward the back of the building, and it is not easy to see or hear if someone is at the front door, so everyone should please arrive before the meeting begins at 7:00 PM.
For information on our southern sub-chapter meetings, see the Creosote Ring page.