Work on the 2016 NARGS Annual meeting in Steamboat Springs June 23-27 is progressing apace. We will be using the newly rebuilt Colorado Mountain College Campus, which offers spectacular views of the Yampa Valley for the conference, and several local hotels/campgrounds for lodging. A series of local garden tours, hikes to see Rocky Mountain flowers in the wild, plant sales, book sales and signings by local and nationally known authors will round out the conference. A potpourri of regional, national, and international speakers will cover various aspects of the world’s steppes and semiarid mountain ranges with reference to the garden as well as the wild. Several hikes on both Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 showcasing a variety of habitats and suitable for different levels of ability are planned. A great wildflower display this year will hopefully be repeated in 2016.