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


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

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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