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.

Upcoming Events

Spring and Summer Activities Taking Shape !

CoNPS 2017 BioBlitz initial plans set
Leadville - July 27-29
Check out the primary plans below:
CoNPS 2017 Leadville BioBlitz
Register Now!

Denver, Boulder, Northern, Plateat and Southeast Chapters Set up Summer Field Trips
Check them out on the Event Calendar

Mark Your Calendar for
The CoNPS Annual Conference
Colorado College in Colorado Springs
September 9 -10

Registration Open !!
CoNPS Annual Conference
& Field Trips  
Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10, 2017

2017 Colorado Rare Plant Symposium
Friday, September 8, 2017

CoNPS Pizza Party - Friday, September 8, 2017

Members:  Log on first (above right-hand button)
then register for the above events at the Calendar of Events
Non-Members:  Visit the Calendar of Events
and register for each event separately.

Click here for:Aquilegia 2017 Annual Conference Issue

2017 CoNPS Photo Contest !!
Deadline to submit entries
is September 5, 2017
Photo Contest Entry Form 2017  
Photo Contest Rules 2017


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.    

USFS:  Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forests Plan RevisionPlanning is a long process – it will take at least 3 years to revise the Forest Plan.  Use the link above and the Federal Register as a way to stay connected and informed: 

Rio Grande National Forest Plan Revision:  Draft plan expected in July 2017.  

CoNPS Members
Vote for new Board Members
Voting is Open until Sunday, September 10th

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

 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

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

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