[PCA] SAVE THE DATE: Plant Conservation Alliance e-Meeting, November 18 , 2020, 2-4pm ET, with invited speaker Alyssa Samoy of the BIA

Park, Margaret E margaret_park at fws.gov
Mon Nov 9 14:36:33 CST 2020

Please save the date for our final Plant Conservation Alliance general meeting for the year 2020 -- held remotely and open to all -- on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm ET. Join us in welcoming Ms. Alyssa Samoy, Natural Resources Specialist for the Tribal Resilience Program and Chippewa Cree Tribe Member, who will speak with us about native plant conservation at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


What will you learn?

A brief history of the BIA and it's current organizational structure to include the Tribal Resilience Program (TRP). The presentation will focus on specific BIA-funded tribal projects related to native plant restoration or Tribal education.

About our Speaker:

Alyssa Samoy is an enrolled member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe in Montana. She grew up on the Rocky Mountain front range in Arvada, Colorado, and received her undergraduate degree in Rangeland Ecology, concentration Restoration Ecology from Colorado State University. She was an intern for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) at the Branch of Forest Resources Planning, then later with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes learning fire fuels monitoring and timber marking and scaling, and finally spent time with the Alaska Region for research on the Carbon-Credit Market involving Alaska Native Corporations. She currently works as a Natural Resources Specialist for the BIA Tribal Resilience Program and is stationed on the Northern Rockies front range at the BIA Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Billings, Montana.


RSVP by Monday, November 16   ​

To margaret_park at fws.gov and cc patricia_deangelis at fws.gov

The meeting login details will be shared via calendar invite and email with all respondents on Tuesday, November 17.

This meeting will be hosted using Microsoft Teams. You will be able to join the meeting from the web or via the Microsoft Teams app that is available here:


***More information about the presentation will be available on our PCA Meetings page<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.plantconservationalliance.org%2Fmeetings&data=04%7C01%7Cmargaret_park%40fws.gov%7C74f274f6107146c2c96108d884e89d6f%7C0693b5ba4b184d7b9341f32f400a5494%7C0%7C0%7C637405481890258143%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=UDtrVG%2FHZWVG2SqVrMUm5i9hj%2BlnYiswIXcQpcKCpMA%3D&reserved=0>.***

The PCA general meetings are open to everyone and follow this format:

>Updates on PCA Activities - learn about and get engaged in the Plant Conservation Alliance

>Invited Speaker – a topical presentation to explore any of the six focal areas identified in the PCA National Framework for Progress<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blm.gov%2Fsites%2Fblm.gov%2Ffiles%2Fprograms_natural-resources_native-plant-communities_national-seed-strategy_pca_Framework_6.11.2020.pdf&data=04%7C01%7Cmargaret_park%40fws.gov%7C74f274f6107146c2c96108d884e89d6f%7C0693b5ba4b184d7b9341f32f400a5494%7C0%7C0%7C637405481890258143%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=9544vSuPQVtrIPJWTmA8K5E2rGyzSVDy0YDxXq8OOnY%3D&reserved=0>: collaborative conservation; education; restoration; research and development; sustainability; and information sharing

>Native Plants Roundtable - all participants are encouraged to share information on national native plant events and activities

—This meeting is brought to you by the Plant Conservation Alliance Speaker Organizing Team—

Patricia De Angelis<>U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service / Anne Frances<>NatureServe / Gary Krupnick<>Smithsonian Institution / Ray Mims<>U.S. Botanic Garden / Krissa Skogen<>Chicago Botanic Garden / Michelle Turton<>U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, with special thanks to past members of the planning team, Megan Haidet<>USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service and Leah Prescott<>Chicago Botanic Garden.

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