Citizen Science Projects
This is the future site of our Citizen Science projects. Keep tuned.
Research Studies and BioBlitzes
For many years CoNPS has run a series of research studies of ecologically important areas. Over the past few years these studies have taken the form of BioBlitzes. Wikipedia defines BioBlitz as: "an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and volunteers conduct an intensive field study over a continuous time period." Being the hearty souls Colorado volunteers are, our BioBlitzes generally run two days with camping in the middle. This program attracts interesting scientists from many disciplines, and for us some wonderful botanists. But this program isn't just for the heavy-duty botanists. It is a wonderful opportunity for amateur botanists to pair up with experienced botanists and learn a great deal about our native plants. In this role, they can record species, help collect and press specimens and photograph plants to record plants both collected and not collected.
Chapter On-the-Ground Conservation Programs
In addition to the programs provided by the Conservation and Field Studies Committees, CoNPS chapters often organize conservation projects on their own in their local areas. These are often done in conjunction with CoNPS partners. These programs are announced in the weekly or monthly newsletters that chapter presidents send to members and are also listed on this website.