Field Studies Committee
The Objectives of the field study committee are:
1. Sponsor plant inventories or other studies by CONPS members or authorized non-members or groups.
2. Maintain records of species identified or collected by CONPS members or authorized non-members or groups.
3. Make plant lists available to CONPS members as well as other interested persons as a means furthering knowledge about and appreciation of our native Colorado flora.
The Colorado Native Plant Society annually collaborates with various agencies, academic institutions, and other partners in research to promote the conservation and management of Colorado’s rare plants and communities. You are invited to participate in conducting field research, such as plant inventories, monitoring rare plants, or assisting Master’s or PhD students in collecting field data about plants they study.
Field studies are a rewarding and hands-on way to view Colorado’s rare plants in their habitats, and your help contributes to the understanding of their ecology, distribution, and conservation needs.
Field trips are lead by a CoNPS coordinator or the person conducting the study. Trips are typically one or two days in length and may require overnight stays.
There are a limited number of openings (usually 5-15) for each trip and you must contact the trip leader to participate. Accommodations and food typically are not provided for participants; you will get details about these when you inquire.
For information about the Field Studies Committee, please contact co-chairs Steve Olson or Lara Duran.