Colorado Native Plant Society

January 13, 2023 E-news Edition

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the knowledge, appreciation and conservation of native plants and habitats of Colorado through education, stewardship and advocacy.

Upcoming Webinar: Introduction to Colorado Wildflowers from Plains to Peaks

Saturday, January 28, 2023; 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Presenter: Mo Ewing, M.S.

Become acquainted with the wonderful world of Colorado wildflowers and get started on developing skills to identify different species found on the eastern and western slopes.

Register for the webinar here

CoNPS Mission Grant Deadline

February 1st

The next CoNPS Mission Grant Deadline is February 1st, 2023! Mission Grants support projects that contribute to the knowledge, appreciation, and conservation of native plants and habitats in Colorado.


We especially encourage Mission Grant projects to have an education and outreach component. Our most recent award (typical range of $500 to $1000) supported creation of a native garden with educational signage in downtown Golden.

Click here to learn more about the Mission Grant and download the application

SW Chapter Mtg: Rare and Restoration Plants of the Navajo Nation: Conservation Activities of the Navajo Natural Heritage Program

January 20, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, in person speaker event and livestreamed on zoom


This talk will cover monitoring and conservation efforts by NNHP focused on threatened and endangered plants of the Navajo Nation. This talk will also focus on seed banking and plant propagation activities conducted by the newly created Diné Native Plants Program; a tribally-run restoration program focused on bringing native and culturally-important plants back to tribal lands.


Everyone is invited, regardless of chapter affiliation.

Register here for the SW Chapter Mtg

CoNPS Roundup: 2022

The work of our Society has become increasingly important as the effects of shrinking habitat and climate changes are being made manifest. This year brought about both an increase in the number of our members, and even more significantly, a new public recognition of the value of our collective knowledge of the plants and habitats of Colorado.

Continue reading the CoNPS 2022 Roundup

CoNPS Committee Meetings

Third week of every month

Third Mondays – Joint Meeting of the Horticulture and Education Committees

Third Tuesdays – Media Committee

Third Wednesdays – Joint Meeting of the Field Studies, Restoration, and Conservation Committees

Third Thursdays – Joint Meeting of the Membership, Grants, and Scholarships Committees

Third Fridays – Annual Conference Committee

In an effort to recruit participation and work to align our chapter activities with our committee work, we are having monthly committee meetings.

Please attend these meetings to express your continued interest in committee work. We will plan our projects for 2023 and facilitate the cooperation of chapters and committees in meeting the mission of CoNPS.

Visit the CoNPS calendar to register and receive the zoom link for Committee Meetings