The Colorado Native Plant Society (CoNPS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the knowledge, appreciation and conservation of native plants and habitats of Colorado through education, stewardship and advocacy.
The Colorado Native Plant Society (Co.N.P.S., now abbreviated CoNPS) was incorporated on June 10, 1976. The inspiration for the founding of the Society came from a workshop on threatened and endangered plants held by the U.S. Forest Service and the Audubon Society in early 1976. In March, discussions began that led to the formation of CoNPS. The Colorado Native Plant Society was founded "to encourage the appreciation and conservation of the native plants and ecosystems of Colorado."