Category: Conservation Corner

White River Beardtongue by Bob Berwyn Guest Columnist

White River Beardtongue by Bob Berwyn Guest ColumnistThis article is reprinted with permission from the Colorado Independent: http://www.coloradoindependent .com/147490/rare-colorado-wildflowers-survive-30-years-of-bureaucratic-bumblingFRISCO — Pity the poor White River beardtongue, (Penstemon scariosus var. albifluvis) growing only in a few scattered clumps on crumbly oil-shale bluffs in Northwest Colorado . If there ever was a safe haven for a plant, Read More …

Winter 2017: Conserving Colorado’s Native Plants by Conserving Colorado’s Habitats by Linda Smith

Conserve Colorado’s Native Plants by Conserving Colorado’s HabitatsBy Linda Smith, Member of the CoNPS Conservation CommitteeSo …. conserving habitats ? Where, and how, can CoNPS fit into this? We don’t have a paid staff member or lobbyist roaming the halls of Capitol buildings in Denver or Washington DC, advocating for the native plants or habitats Read More …

Spring 2014: Members Support Stronger Advocacy Efforts by Mo Ewing

Members Support Stronger Advocacy Efforts by Mo EwingLast fall, at the urging of some members of CoNPS, the Board implemented a survey of our members to determine if they supported the Society increasing our advocacy efforts for native plants. Our mission states:“The Colorado Native Plant Society is dedicated to furthering the knowledge, appreciation andconservation of Read More …

Winter 2014: Writing a Flora, the Story of Jennifer Ackerfield by Mo Ewing

In March 2015 Jennifer Ackerfield will publish the first complete Flora of Colorado since Harold Harrington’s 1964 Manual of Plants of Colorado.  Her 800+ page book will contain 3,322 taxa (species, subspecies and varieties), 912 color photos, most of which she took herself, and  descriptions and distribution maps of every species.  Jennifer is 39 years Read More …