Colorado Native Plant Society
a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the knowledge,
appreciation and conservation of native plants and
habitats of Colorado through education,
stewardship and advocacy
- CoNPS Workshop: Front Range Thistle IdentificationSat Apr 29 2017, 9:00am MDT - 3:00pm MDTRocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Contact Station
- SW Chapter Field Trip: Trees of Trail Canyon/NurserySun Apr 30 2017, 7:30am MDT - 3:30pm MDTTrail Canyon in McElmo Canyon W of Cortez
- Metro-Denver Chapter MeetingWed May 3 2017, 7:00pm MDTDenver Botanic Gardens, Plant Society Building
Spring and Summer Activities Taking Shape !
CoNPS Western Slope Festival
Western State Colorado University Campus in Gunnison
Weekend of June 3 and 4, 2017
“Conserving Native Plant Community Biodiversity: CO’s Western Slope”
Registration is now open.
Native Plant Week in Fort Collins
June 10-17, 2017
Presentations - June 10, 10am-Noon. FREE
Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Ave
Followed by A Week of Native Plant Activities and Events!
See Native Plant Week in Fort Collins 2017 Flyer for all the details
CoNPS 2017 BioBlitz initial plans set
Leadville - July 28-30
Check out the primary plans below:
CoNPS 2017 Leadville BioBlitz
Denver and Southeast Chapters Set up
Spring and Summer Field Trips
Check them out on the Event Calendar
Current Conservation Issues
The BLM Royal Gorge Field Office is asking for public comments on the " Resource Management Plan Preliminary Draft Alternatives". Deadline is Friday May 5th.
2017 CoNPS Western Slope Festival
Join CoNPS in Gunnison on the first weekend of June to enjoy the peak of wildflower season. Learn about Western Slope native plant conservation issues and see them in person during guided hikes. CoNPS is featuring a remarkable list of speakers and topics:
Keynote: Rare Plants and the US Forest Service by Tyler Johnson, US Forest Service Botanist Sagebrush Response to Climate Change by Tom Grant, Western Colorado State University Sudden Aspen Decline Impacts on Biodiversity by Jim Worrall, US Forest Service Using Citizen Science to Protect Native Pollinators by Shay Hlavaty, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory Rare Plants in the Gunnison Area by Peggy Lyon, Colorado Natural Heritage Program Western Slope Locales and Garden Plants by Panayoti Kelaidis, Denver Botanic Gardens Media Lunas, One Rock Dams, and Zuni Bowls: Improving Wetland Habitat and Diversity One Rock at a Time by Renee Rondeau, Colorado Natural Heritage Program What Can You Learn about the Climate by Counting Flowers? By David Inouye, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
Talks will be 9am-2pm on Saturday, June 3rd - visit the CoNPS Bookstore at breaks.
Hikes will begin at 2:30 pm and will focus on the plant communities in the Gunnison area. That evening an optional BBQ gathering will be held at a nearby park pavilion.
On Sunday morning another round of hikes will be available to choose from (some repeated from Saturday and some new).
$50 CoNPS Members; $60 non-members, $40 students
Upcoming Garden Tours and Plant Sales
CoNPS/NARGS Plant Sale
Saturday, April 15, 9am - 3pm
Denver Botanic Gardens
2017 CoNPS Native Plant Garden Tour - Denver Area
in Partnership with Terra Foundation & Front Range Wild Ones
Saturday, June 10; 8am - 4pm
$25 for CoNPS Members. Register
2017 CoNPS Native Plant Garden Tour - Boulder Area
In partnership with Terra Foundation, Audubon Rockies and the Boulder Audubon Society
Saturday, July 1; 8:00am - 12 noon
$20 for members Register