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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Scholarships to all CoNPS Events are available.

June 14, 2018 is Native Plant Appreciation Week
Celebrate our 3,000 native plant species

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.

2018 Mission Grants Awarded

In March the CoNPS Board awarded Mission Grants to:

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


Upcoming Events


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
Seed Scouts
Rare Plant Monitoring Stewards

If you know of any other actions that should be listed, please contact Linda Smith.  To volunteer for the Conservation Committee,  contact Mo Ewing.

 Low-Water Native Plants for Colorado  Gardens Guides

Click Below:

Front Range & Foothills
Mountains 7500' and above
Prairie & Plains
Southeastern CO
Western Slope below 7000'

Photo by Jan Turner

Six New Members added
to the CoNPS Board of Directors

Anne Grant
BethAnne Bane
Chrissy Alba
Preston Cumming
Tom Zeiner
Deryn Davidson


See the CoNPS 2017 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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