About the Umpqua Valley Chapter

Our Mission:

We are committed to the shared enjoyment, conservation and study of the unique plants of the Umpqua Valley

      The Umpqua Valley Chapter meets the second Thursday of most months at a new location room 310 in the Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 NE Douglas, Roseburg.  The chapter board and interested members hold a business meeting at 6pm followed by a discussion or presentation on interests of the group at 7pm. Announcements of presentations are usually made a month in advance and published in the NPSO State Bulletin, News Review and e-mail newsletter or card reminders are sent out. Our meetings are open to the public.   Call 541-459-2821 or 541-863-8111. .

       We hold regular native plant hikes, field trips and other interesting events throughout the year. NPSO members receive advance notifications of upcoming events and fieldtrips.  Information for all UVNPSO happenings can be found at the Events & Field Trips section .

       As part of our education and outreach we have established and host the Richard Sommer Native Plant Database offering a community-driven, educational resource for anyone interested in learning more about the flora of the Umpqua Valley. We have also started a trail guide that aims to assist hikers discover new trails and identify the plants they might see.

     

Our membership maintains a private garden on Hickory St. in West Roseburg open for public viewing also check the extensive selection of native plants in Fir Grove Park on W. Harvard Blvd near the Betty Long Unruh Theater . We hope to demonstrate the ease of care and the beauty native plants can add to the landscape. We have added new varieties this spring so come check it out both locations 541-863-8111 . 

         More about Native Plant Landscaping