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
- CoNPS Native Plant Sale - Deadline to order is May 12Fri Apr 16 2021, 08:00am MDT - Wed May 12 2021, 05:00pm MDT
- CoNPS Webinar: Thistles of ColoradoTue Apr 20 2021, 09:00am MDT - 12:00pm MDT
- Boulder Chapter: Spurge Pull w/WRVWed Apr 21 2021, 09:00am MDT - 04:00pm MDT
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
Boulder County Youth Corps - Current Openings
Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Current Openings
Colorado State Forest Service - Current Openings
Crew Leaders and Members, SW Conservation Corps - Watershed Crews and Ecological Monitoring
GIS & Restoration Technician - AloTerra Restoration
Maintenance Person III - Natural Lands Specialist - City of Boulder
Natural Areas Technician - HPEC, Loveland
Open Space & Trails Coordinator - Town of Breckenridge
Open Space & Trails Technician - Erie
Park Ranger, Seasonal - City of Aurora
Parks Supervisor - Steamboat Springs
Plant Ecologist - Birch Ecology
Program Coordinator - Southern Rockies Seed Network
Recreation Rangers - USFS
Restoration Crew Members - AloTerra Restoration
Rocky Mtn Field Institute - Current Openings
Seasonal Maintenance Worker - Louisville
Seasonal Naturalist, Boulder Reservoir - City of Boulder
Seasonal Trails Technician - Summit County
Southwest Conservation Corps - Current Openings
State of Colorado - Current Openings
Trails Crew Member - City of Boulder
Volunteers for Outdoors Colorado (VOC) - Current Openings
Youth Programs Coordinator - Dillon Ranger District
CoNPS Starts Search for New Executive Director
Elizabeth Taylor Wins First Native Plant This Spring to Bloom Photo Contest
Metro-Denver Chapter member Elizabeth Taylor says, "This spring beauty was spotted at Dawson Butte Open Space on March 8th, 2021 before the snowstorm later in the week. Now it must be buried under 2 feet of snow. This isn't a particularly good photo, but then I wasn't anticipating a photo contest for the first wildflower of spring! This little beauty surprised me and I snapped its picture quickly with my cell phone! The people who were with me were even more surprised then I was though. I have sometimes seen Spring Beauties blooming in late February, but not this year!"
Elizabeth Taylor won the prize for the first photo of a native plant to bloom this spring.
Now it is time to vote on all of the entries to choose the most beautiful photo of a native plant to bloom.
Click above to go to the voting page, click on a photo to see full-sized photos, scroll through the photos and vote once on the photo you like best.
The winner's photo will be shown here at the end of the contest.
Voting closes on April 23
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
Over 40 species to choose from
Get the ones you want! Order now!
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
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