Over the years, the Society has done many BioBlitzes and other species inventories of special places in Colorado. Documenting plant species in different habitats is an important aspect of native plant conservation. If you don't know what's there, there is no way you can effectively conserve it. So, an important role of the Society is to maintain records of all the species documented by our activities and to make these plant lists available as widely as possible.
Starting this year, we have been recording the species lists of all of our BioBlitzes, field trips and field workshops on SEINet. SEINet is "a data portal created to serve as a gateway to distributed data resources of interest to the environmental research community". It contains most of the herbarium collections in the Rocky Mountain West, and those collections as well as the plant database is connected to the species lists that we are currently loading into their database. SEINet is an incredibly wonderful resource. Go to our Plants and Habitats page for information on how to use this site.
If you love organizing lists of plants, playing with databases, preparing plant photos for web distribution, or in general consider yourself a "plant data geek", this is the place for you.
This program is run conjointly by the Field Studies Committee and the Conservation Committee.