Colorado Native Plant Society
is 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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Colorado Native Plant Society News

CoNPS Member Survey

Please help CoNPS serve members like you even better by filling out the survey via the link below. It should only take about 5 minutes to complete the 10 questions. Your help is most appreciated.
                                        Click here to Complete the Survey

Plant Family Comparison Spreadsheet
by Peggy Lyon

Peggy Lyon has created a spreadsheet that compares the family names for Western Colorado genera. The spreadsheet includes all the genera in Weber & Wittmann’s Colorado Flora: Western Slope (3rd ed. or 4th ed.) with the family names used in Weber & Wittmann (both 3rd ed. & 4th ed.), Ackerfield, Bonap, and APG III.  Thanks for the great tool, Peggy! (Note from CoNPS: If you distribute Peggy's spreadsheet to others, please cite Peggy Lyons as the author).
Click on this link to Plant Family Comparison Spreadsheet.

2015 CoNPS Annual Conference
and Colorado Rare Plant Symposium

was held at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden on September 11-13, 2015

  Click here to go to the Conference Speaker's Presentations

  Click here to go to Rick Brune instructions for SEINet

Check out the photo galleries of the events here:

Rare Plant Symposium
Friday Night Social
Annual Conference

Donate to support the publishing of
Erin Tripps new book
Field Guide to the Lichens of White Rocks
Go Here to Donate

CoNPS is collecting funds for a memorial
to a wonderful conservationist
and member of the society, Ann Armstrong.
Go Here to Donate.

Major Website Upgrade

As of December 1st we have completed a major upgrade to our website by implementing a new membership program.  Each CoNPS member now has a membership profile on this site which can be accessed by the "Member Login" button on the main menu.  Instructions on how to sign in can be found there. 

Once a member has logged in they can update their profile, renew their membership, sign up for committees and go to "Calendar of Events" or "Current Events" to sign up and pay for workshops, seminars and meetings which may have a registration fee.  Members get discounted prices for these paid events.

A listing of all CoNPS events including field trips, workshops, seminars, chapter meetings, conservation projects and the annual conference can be found in the "Event Calendar" and "Current Events" buttons on the main menu, chapter pages and on the "Workshop" , "Field Trip" and "Conservation Project" buttons under the "Learn" tab on the main menu.  The events are listed there with descriptions, times and locations with interactive maps to the location.  If there is a registration charge, payments can be made on that page.

For Native Plant Gardeners

Visit our Native Plant Gardening page for great tips about how to get those native plant critters to grow and thrive in our hot, dry environment.  You can also find it under Resources on our main menu above.

Below are the 2015 CoNPSPhoto Contest Winners
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Populus tremuloides in the San Juan Mountains
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Asclepias speciosa and Bee
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Fern Unfurling

Penstemon grahamii