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.

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

 Low-Water Native Plants for Colorado  Gardens Guides

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

Photo by Jan Turner

The 2018 Spring Plant Sale
Open For Business

New Plants, New Sizes
before April 15
Pick up your plants in 4 locations
Saturday, May 5th
Loveland, Littleton, Boulder, Colorado Springs

100 species/size options on the sale.
Over 20 more than previous sales.
Some species have limited quantities so order early


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 Revision:  Planning 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.

West-wide Energy Corridors for Regions 2 and 3 (Colorado) Abstracts available for review on January 10, 2018, for 45 days.  Informational Recorded Webinar available online.  

Please visit the West-wide Energy Corridor Information Center website at for announcement updates.  To subscribe or unsubscribe to the west-side Energy Corridor email service, go to 

Just released: a brief video demonstrating how to submit input for the Section 368 Energy Corridor regional reviews through the project website. The video also includes how to use the feedback tool in the Corridor Mapping Tool to sketch a location that will be linked to submitted input.

Also note that the January 24 webinar agenda is now linked to portions of the recorded webinar video for improved accessibility.   
Note:  There are several corridors stretching through Colorado.  Please take a look at all the links to see if areas that you care about will be impacted.  Deadline for review is February 25, 2018.

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.  

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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