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 !

Native Plant Week in Fort Collins
June 10-17, 2017
Presentations - June 10, 10am-Noon. FREE
Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Ave
Followed by A Week of Native Plant Activities and Events!
See Native Plant Week in Fort Collins 2017 Flyer for all the details

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

2017 CoNPS Native Plant Garden Tour - Boulder Area
In partnership with Terra Foundation, Audubon Rockies and the Boulder Audubon Society
Saturday, July 1; 8:00am - 12 noon
$20 for members  


Canyons of the Ancients et al:  Public comment is only open until July 10.  Please make your voices heard to save our National Monuments!  Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment    Monuments Support Letter from Colorado Counties

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.  


Northern Chapter Conservation Action Opportunities

City of Fort Collins Natural Areas:  Fossil Creek Management Plan Update:  The Fossil Creek Natural Areas Are twelve Natural Areas, south of Harmony Road, extending from the base of the foothills southeast to I-25. A draft update to the 2005 management plan has been written for these sites and the public is invited to share their thoughts online.  Comments will be accepted through the end of June.  
Note:  This is an important update for our Northern Chapter members.  Please try to take the time to look through the draft update, and then submit your comments. 

Bureau of Reclamation Invites Public Comment on RMP/EA for Horsetooth, Carter Lake, Pinewood, Flatiron Reservoirs in Larimer County.  Reclamation's RMP/EA is now available as is Larimer County's Reservoir Parks Master Plan. Comments on the RMP/EA will be accepted throughout the public comment period until August 07, 2017.  Written comments can be provided online or can also be sent directly to the attention of Mr. Patrick McCusker by email (, or by regular mail to Reclamation at 11056 W. County Road 18 E, Loveland, CO 80537. Comments by fax can be sent to 970-663-3212.  To learn more about the RMP and NEPA process, please visit Reclamation's website

CoNPS 2017 Spring Native Plant Sale is now over.
Check this website in July or August for details of the 2017 Fall Plant Sale.
If you have questions, please contact Jen Bousselot at  

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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