The Restoration Committee works to encourage the use of Colorado native plants in private and public landscaping and in the restoration, rehabilitation and revegetation of disturbed areas. It actively communicates and promotes a stance of zero tolerance for any non-native species that are documented as posing a threat to Colorado’s native plants and native plant communities.
Activities of the committee include: preparing guidelines for the use of locally native plants in public and private landscaping; communicating with nurseries, seed suppliers, landscape architects, and federal, state and local governments to increase awareness of the ecological benefits and importance of using locally native plants in landscaping and restoration/revegetation projects; to promote the propagation and sale of native plants; work with other CoNPS Committees to develop programs to increase public awareness of the importance of using native plants for landscaping and restoration; watch for and protest against the introduction of invasive, non-native species.
The Committee is currently working on native plant gardening guides for a number of regions of the state: Front Range/foothills; Plains/prairies; High Mountain Areas; Southeastern Colorado; Western Colorado (Grand Junction and South). The guides will include information on native plants appropriate for gardening/landscaping in these regions and will provide garden plans. For more information, please contact Restoration Committee Chair, Sara Copp-Franz at email@example.com