The Southeast Chapter encompasses a botanically diverse region that includes the deep canyons and riparian habitats that comprise the Arkansas River watershed, the peaks and foothills of the Wet and Sangre de Cristo ranges, the Pike's Peak and Spanish Peaks regions, and millions of acres of short-grass prairie, including the Comanche Grasslands.

With so much ground to cover, the Southeast Chapter typically organizes 10 to 15 field trips every growing season, each lead by a highly capable botanist familiar with that area and its species. 

In addition, the Southeast Chapter often provides full-day events on topics such as  "essential botany for native plant identification," and grass identification workshops, cooperatively presented with organizations such as the NRCS and CSU-Pueblo Extension.

Southeast Chapter members have also shown themselves willing to "pitch in" on conservation projects, such as revegetation of the Garden Park area near Canyon City, in addition to various transects, bioblitzes, and rare plant monitoring efforts over the last several years.

For more information about the Southeast Chapter, please contact the Chapter President, Rich Rhoades at

Picketwire Canyon, Las Animas County
Lady's Slipper
(Cypripedium parviflorum) (G5S2)
Drummond's Milkvetch
(Astragalus drummondii)

Orange Sneezeweed
(Dugaldia hoopesii)