Colorado Natural Heritage Program - Adopt-a-Rare-Plant
The Adopt-a-Rare-Plant Program, has been run in conjunction with the Denver Botanic Gardens and the Colorado Natural Heritage Program since 2011. The program trains volunteers to search for and monitor rare plant populations in Colorado. Training is provided once a year alternately on the East or West Slope by the Denver Botanic Gardens. Once your training is completed, you, with a group of other volunteers, will be assigned an imperiled plant species with occurrences that have not been seen in more than 20 years. Armed with old element occurrence records and photos, illustrations and descriptions of your species, your group will venture out into the hinterlands to find and document your species.
The 2015 class is being held as a joint class with the Rare Plant Monitoring Stewards Program on June 6. Register for the class [here] or go to the Denver Botanic Gardens Website.
Interested members should contact Michelle DePrenger, Research Associate at the Denver Botanic Gardens at email@example.com or 720-865-3630
This program is coordinated by Conservation Committee