The Colorado Native Plant Society has chapters throughout the state, in which members organize botany hikes and speakers on monthly basis. All are welcome and these events are free.
CoNPS has native plant sales, garden tours, workshops and field seminars that are organized by CoNPS Committees and staff.
Horticulture Committee programs include the winter learning community called Sustainable High Altitude Gardening Education (SAGE), native plant propagation, seed collection, and seed sharing.
Education Committee programs include informal education programs for K-12 students, adults and groups like garden clubs and HOAs.
Field Studies Committee programs include plant inventory and rare plant monitoring.
Restoration Committee programs include partner engagements to support restoration projects in wildlands and urban brownfields.
The Conservation Commitee comments on legislation and land management decisions that affect native plants and habitats.
We have four unique funding opportunities managed by the Research and Grants Committee and the Scholarships Committee.
The Colorado Native Plant Society (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."