Conservation Committee

The Conservation Committee is a group of CoNPS volunteers who meet for a brainstorming session in the winter to plan out CoNPS conservation efforts for the year.  Currently we have four project areas.

1)  We conduct on-the-ground conservation projects for which CoNPS members can volunteer.  In 2015 we are planning several of these in conjunction with other conservation agencies including the Southern Rocky Mountain Seed Network and Wildland Restoration Volunteers. 

2)  We make public comment on requests for input.  In 2014 we commented on five public issues. 

3)  We develop ongoing programs for which CoNPS members can volunteer.  Currently we are running our annual field studies and BioBlitzes, the adopt-a-rare plant program in conjunction with the Denver Botanic Gardens, and we are running a pilot program called the Adopt-a-Trail Program
     In addition, we coordinate with and encourage our members to participate in two programs with partner agencies.  The Rare Plant Monitoring Stewards Program with the Denver Botanic Gardens, and the Natural Areas Volunteer Stewards Program with the Colorado Natural Areas Program.

4)  We also write articles for our Conservation Corner column in Aquilegia, CoNPS' quarterly newsletter.

Contact Mo Ewing for information or if you are interested in participating: bayardewing@gmail.com.  Or look here for announcements and meetings.

Committee Members

Mo Ewing, Chair
Cheryl Ames
Julia Auckland
Gay Austin
Megan Bowes
Adrian Camacho
Ed Carter
Nan Daniels
Karen Freeman
Greg Holman
Christina MacLeod
Neil McLane
Lenore Mitchell
Frank Morrey
Jenny Ramp-Neale
Bob Powell
Matt Schweich
Jessica Smith
Linda Smith (no relation)
Scott Smith (no relation)
John Vickery
Bruce Wahle
Dawn Barton Wells
Denise Wilson
Janet Wingate
Ron Wittmann
Loraine Yeatts
Tom Zeiner

Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Gunnison, CO [photo credit]

Silverleaf Nightshade
(Solanum elaeagnifolium)
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Fish Lake Thistle (Cirsium clavatum)
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Porcini Mushroom (Boletus edulus)
[credit]

Hoosier Pass Ipomopsis
(Ipomopsis globularis) (G2S2)
[credit]

Arctic Gentian
(Gentianoides algida)
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