Conservation Committee

The Conservation Committee is a group of CoNPS volunteers who advocate for the native plants of Colorado by:

1. Making public comment on government management plans and policies,
2. And promoting and supporting federal, state and local legislation.
3. Writing articles for our Conservation Corner column in Aquilegia, CoNPS' quarterly newsletter.
4. Serving as a clearinghouse of conservation issues for our society chapters.
5. Promoting and encouraging our members to participate in native plant conservation projects  run by our conservation partner agencies .  The Rare Plant Monitoring Stewards Program which is run by the Denver Botanic Gardens, and the Natural Areas Volunteer Stewards Program run by the Colorado Natural Areas Program.

In the past, our committee has run various on-the-ground conservation projects.  However, in 2017 we decided to turn all of these projects over to the Field Studies Committee and the Restoration Committee in order to eliminate duplication of effort.

Conservation Committee announcements are reports are here.
Contact Mo Ewing for information or if you are interested in participating:

The Committee

Bayard (Mo) Ewing, Chair
Linda Smith Co-chair
Gay Austin
Anne Bensard
Constance Clem
Crystal Cogar
Taryn Contendo
Erica Cooper
Nan Daniels
Kristen DeLay
Audrey Dignan
Sue Dingwell
Lara Duran
John DuWaldt
Elizabeth Etzel
Kristi Gladem
Heidi Gerstung
Brad Klafehn
Tamar Krantz
Denise Larson
Peggy Lyon
Jenny Neale
Kristina Ryan
Michael Stanley
John Vickery
Sophia Warsh
Dawn Wells
Tom Zeiner

Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Gunnison, CO [photo credit]

Silverleaf Nightshade
(Solanum elaeagnifolium)

Fish Lake Thistle (Cirsium clavatum)

Porcini Mushroom (Boletus edulus)

Hoosier Pass Ipomopsis
(Ipomopsis globularis) (G2S2)

Arctic Gentian
(Gentianoides algida)