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

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Current Conservation Issues

The Royal Gorge Field Office of BLM is asking for public comments on the "Preliminary Draft Alternatives" Deadline is Friday May 5th. They are conducting field trips to three of their wilderness areas:

Grape Creek Wilderness Study Area
    Saturday, April 1st - 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monument Creek below Bear Mountain, West Table Mountain
    Saturday, April 8th - 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Beaver Creek Wilderness Study Area
    Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m

 Low-Water Native Plants for Colorado  Gardens Guides

Click Below:

 Front Range & Foothills
 Mountains 7,500' and Above
 Prairie and Plains
South Eastern Colorado
Western Slope - Below 7,000'

Photo by Jan Turner

Upcoming Garden Tours and Plant Sales
Details coming soon !

Spring - Summer Activities Taking Shape!

CoNPS 2017 BioBlitz initial plans set
Leadville - July 28-30
Check out the primary plans below:
CoNPS 2017 Leadville BioBlitz
Register Now!

Denver and Southeast Chapters Set up
Spring and Summer Field Trips
Check them out on the Event Calendar

Spring is Coming!
First flowers to bloom on Datkota Hogback
Western Spring Beauty (Claytonia rosea)
March 17, 2017

Employment Opportunities

Harlequins Gardens
Multiple Positions Open - Boulder, CO

Seasonal Weed Control Aide -Temporary
Larimer County
Open until filled

Weed and Pest Technicians 
Jefferson County
Temporary Positions (Continuous)

Seasonal Naturalist Part-Time
City of Aurora

Seasonal Parks & Urban Forestry Positions 
Highlands Ranch Metro District

Parkways Landscape Tech I
Highlands Ranch Metro District
Open until filled

2017 Summer Internships 
Wilderness Workshop
Open until filled

Community Organizer
Wilderness Workshop
Open until filled

Volunteer (Unpaid) Intern Positions
EPA - Denver
Open until filled

Geographic Information System Technician
Jefferson County
Deadline:  March 29, 2017

Seasonal Maintenance Technician
City of Louisville
Deadline:  March, 29, 2017

Youth Corps Team Leaders, Asst Team Leaders & Members
Boulder County Youth Corps
Deadline:  March 31, 2017

Junior Ranger - Teen Crew Leader, Seasonal
Boulder County Open Space & Mountain Parks
Deadline:  April 2, 2017

Sustainability Coordinator
Jefferson County
Deadline:  April 6, 2017

Water Conservation Coordinator
City of Fort Collins
Deadline:  April 7, 2017

Stewardship Intern
Estes Valley Land Trust
Deadline:  April 9, 2017

Trail Stewardship Team
Jefferson County
Deadline:  April 10, 2017

Open Space & Trails Resource Specialist
Summit County
Open until filled

CoNPS 2017 Spring Native Plant Sale!

Fort Collins   -   Boulder
Denver   -   Colorado Springs

Purchase your plants on the website and pick them up in the spring.
Pick-up points will be in Denver, Boulder and Ft. Collins or Colorado Springs


New larger assortment of 33 native flowers!

New larger assortment of 9 grasses!

This year we have 11 species of native shrubs!

Two pot sizes in most species
4" and #1 (1 gallon)

Excellent Prices - Happy Healthy Plants


See the CoNPS 2016 Photo Contest Winners


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).
Click Here to get more information.

Colorado Native Plant List from SEINet

Click Here to See and Download the List

Go to CoNPS Photo winners to see winners from 2012 - 2016

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