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


Upcoming Events

Scholarships to all CoNPS Events are available.

On February 8, 2020 the CoNPS
Board of Directors Approved
the Final Version of Our New Strategic Plan
It Can Be Viewed Here

Employment Opportunities Related to
Colorado Native Plants
Biological Technicians, BLM - Canon City
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Current Openings
Colorado State Forest Service - Current Openings
Crew Leaders and Members, SW Conservation Corps - Watershed Crews and Ecological Monitoring
Database & Web Developer (Research Associate III) - CNHP
Field Coordinator, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
Field Coordinator and Instructors, Rocky Mountain Field Institute
Field Instructors, Continental Divide Trail Coalition - Golden
Geospatial Data and Analysis Program Manager - CSU
Horticulture Tech I, II - Erie Parks Dept
Intern/Volunteer - The Wilderness Society
Land Stewardship Technician II - Larimer County
Land Stewardship Worker - Larimer County
Natural Resource Technician - City of Longmont
Natural Resource Technician, BLM - Monte Vista
Park Naturalist, Standley Lake Westminster
Park Ranger, Seasonal - City of Aurora
Park Rangers, Seasonal - Standley Lake Westminster
Parks Technicians - Jefferson County
Recreation Rangers - USFS
Resource Specialist Open Lands & Trails - Summit County
Rocky Mtn Field Institute - Current Openings
Southwest Conservation Corps - Current Openings

State of Colorado - Current Openings
Trails Crew Member - City of Boulder
Trail Stewardship Team Crew Leader Supervisor, Temporary - Jefferson County

Vegetation Mgmt - Several Openings - Boulder Open Space/Mtn Parks
Vegetation Management Supervisor - City of Boulder
Volunteers for Outdoors Colorado (VOC) - Current Openings
Volunteer Services Field Assistant - Boulder Open Space & Mtn Parks
Wetland & Riparian Ecologist Coord. III - Boulder Open Space/Mtn Parks
Youth Programs Coordinator - Dillon Ranger District
updated 2/24/2021

Each year our Society members venture out to capture the beauty of Colorado's native plants, and enter the yearly photo contest. This shot by Michael Aubrey took second place in the Wildlife section. It features Potentilla floribunda (Dasiphora fruticosa) with a visit from a northern crescent butterfly. Would you like to able to identify butterflies of the Front Range? This photographic guide, available in our bookstore, can help you out!
Butterflies of the Colorado Front Range

colorado native butterfly
2020 photo contest, 2nd place Wildlife, VMichael Aubrey, Potentilla floribunda (Dasiphora fruticosa) with northern crescent butterfly


Aquilegia Subscriptions Now Available
to Non-members

You don't need to be a member in order to receive our full-color quarterly magazine.  Aquilegia is packed with feature stories about Colorado's native plants and landscapes, current conservation issues, research reports, native plant gardens and gardening and restoration techniques and issues. The magazine is filled with gorgeous photos of Colorado's plants and landscapes, poetry and even comics.  A one-year subscription is $30 for non-members, $20 for members. Subscribe here today!

Native Grasses

Grasses! These important native plants can be so hard to identify. Here's your chance to learn the easy way from Dr. Maggie Gaddis.
Maggie, president of our Southeast Chapter, has just added two fabulous new videos to our website, Grassland Ecology
and Grass ID. Maggie is an accomplished teacher with a relaxed style - you will be an expert before you know it!

Check it out: Colorado Native Plant Society, Southeast Chapter


See the CoNPS 2020 Photo Contest Winners HERE






CoNPS 2020 1st place photo Contest Winner: Arctic Gentian (Gentianodes algida) (photo by Floyd Wright)

Colorado's native plants may be on 'pause' for the winter, but take a careful look around and you will be rewarded with colors that even snow can't subdue. Ou latest blog post puts a spotlight on some plants still clothed in vibrant hues. 

Colors of Winter: Colorado's Native Still Shine

native roses rose hips are persist throughout winter.


Go to CoNPS Photo winners to see winners from 2012 - 2020

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