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
2018 CoNPS Research Grants Awarded
The CoNPS Research Grants Committee announced the winners of two Myrna Steinkamp grants to study Colorado rare plants, and seven John Marr grants to study Colorado native plants.
Grantees consisted primarily of masters degree, Ph. D. candidates and post-doctorate fellows from the University of Northern Colorado, Regis University, the University of Colorado at Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado State University and the Denver Botanic Gardens.
The Denver Botanic Gardens has just announced their on-the-ground conservation programs for the 2018 field season. If you would like to volunteer, read about their programs
- Metro-Denver Chapter Field Trip: Harrigan CreekThu Apr 26 2018, 08:00 am MDT - 05:00 pm MDTHarrigan Creek
- Southwest Chapter Field Trip: Nacimiento BadlandsSat Apr 28 2018, 7:00am MDT - 3:00pm MDTAztec, New Mexico
- CoNPS Workshop: Asteraceae, Brassicaceae and PoaceaeSat Apr 28 2018, 9:00am MDT - 2:00pm MDTColorado State University Biology Building
CONSERVATION ACTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES
The Botany Bill - H.R.1054: Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration and Promotion Act. To keep up with the progress of the botany bill, click here.
The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forests will begin the Scoping Process on April 3 and end on May 18. Details are in the Scoping Guide. Additional Scoping Materials. Comment. Also, all of the Draft Assessments have been revised following their reviews (edits from the reviews are shaded in gray), and are available on GMUG's website. Use the link above and the Federal Register as a way to stay connected and informed.
The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forests are in the beginning phase of a 4-step Wilderness Process. If you'd like to be involved, please check out the webpage.
Conservation/Research 2018 Volunteer Opportunities with Denver Botanic Gardens:
Botany Volunteers for High Line Canal
Rare Plant Monitoring Stewards
Six New Members added
to the CoNPS Board of Directors
What is the definition of a Native Plant?
Native plant - a plant species "that occurs naturally in a particular region, state, ecosystem, and habitat without
direct or indirect human actions" (Federal Native Plant Conservation Committee, 1994).
Colorado Native Plant List from SEINet
Colorado Native Plants
April 2, 2018
Cherry Creek State Park Temporary Openings
City of Boulder Seasonal Openings
CNHP Weed Mapping Tech, Colorado Springs
Colorado State Forest Service Employment Opportunities
Design Tech (Temporary), City of Boulder OSMP
Ecological Restoration Technician, Temporary, City of Boulder
Field Coordinator, Rocky Mountain Conservancy
Field Manager, Conservation Colorado
GIS Analyst - Jeffco Open Space
Jefferson County Openings: Parks Technicians
Land Stewardship Worker, Larimer County
Open Space Planner, Boulder County
Open Space Superintendent, City of Westminster
Park Ranger I, Highlands Ranch Metro District
Program Mgr Lands Acquisition, Education & Volunteer Program,
Larimer County, Loveland
Ranger II, Larimer County Dept of Natural Resources
Rocky Mountain Conservancy, Conservation Corp - Multiple Openings
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps Openings for 2018 in Colorado:
Seasonal Parks Maintenance, Erie, CO
Seasonal Workers, Open Space/Natural Resources, City of Louisville
Steamboat Lake/Pearl Lake, CPW, Temporary Summer Positions
Trails Crew Members and Asst Crew Lead, City of Boulder OSMP