News and Announcements
Calendar of Events


Welcome to the News and Announcements page where you will find brief postings about recent botanical books, jobs, local and national legislation, rare plant action, research, conferences, etc. 

Posted 3/6/2015
Larimer County Native Plant Master Application Deadline
Native Plant Master LogoApplications are due March 15th for the Larimer County Native Plant Master (NPM) Program. This educational and volunteer program raises awareness about native plants, sustainable landscapes and management of weeds that threaten native ecosystems.  Anyone 16 and older is eligible to apply to this program and special classes.
See the Larimer County NPM website for application material and further information.


Posted 2/20/2015
2015 Annual Conference Scheduled
The 2015 Colorado Native Plant Society Annual Conference & Colorado Rare Plant Symposium will be held Sept. 11-13, 2015 at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado. Further details will be posted on the Annual Meeting page as they become available!

  • Friday, Sept. 11 – 12th Annual Rare Plant Symposium
  • Sat., Sept. 12 – CoNPS Annual Meeting (programs)
  • Sun., Sept. 13- Field Trips

Posted 2/20/2015
Job Announcement
Native Plant Program Coordinator, Synergy Ecological Restoration, Fort Collins CO
Position:   Native Plant Program Coordinator
Duration:  Part-time Seasonal
Estimated Hours:  25-35 hours/week
Employment Period:  April 1 – November 1.
Compensation:   $13.50 - $16.00/hour depending on experience.
Application Deadline:  February 27, or until filled.
To Apply:  
Send a resume and three references via email to:  John Giordanengo,  No phone calls please.
Full details and announcement shared on Google Drive:

Posted 1/27/2015
Job Announcement:
Interdisciplinary Botanist/Rangeland Management Specialist, USFS, Region 1 (North Dakota)

Job Title: Interdisciplinary Botanist/Rangeland Management Specialist
Department: Department Of Agriculture | Agency: Forest Service
Job Announcement Number: 15-0118-10918DP-CT
SALARY RANGE: $48,403.00 to $58,562.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, January 26, 2015 to Monday, February 2, 2015
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0430/0454-09/11
DUTY LOCATIONS: 2 vacancies in the following location(s):
Dickinson, ND and Watford City, ND
WHO MAY APPLY: US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

For full details and to apply online go to:

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 15-0118-10918G-CT open on 20 January-29 January 2015. Current or former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement.


Posted 1/27/2015


Posted 1/13/2015


Posted 12/19/2014
Job Announcement: Botanist, USFS, Region 2 (Golden CO)
Deadline for application December 29, 2014
Job Title: Botanist
Department: Department Of Agriculture Agency: Forest Service
Job Announcement Number :15-0200-57135G-BWM
SALARY RANGE: $74,587.00 to $96,960.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 to Monday, December 29, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0430-12
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - Golden, CO View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligibles, persons with disabilities, VEOA eligibles, certain military spouses, 30% or more disabled veterans, former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers, CTAP/ICTAP eligibles, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees and those eligible for other Special Hiring Authorities.

This position is located in the Regional Office, Region Two, Renewable Resources, Range management, in Golden Colorado. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Tom McClure at 303-275-5100 or

This position serves as Regional Botanist responsible for managing the Threatened, Endangered, Proposed, Candidate, and Sensitive (TEPCS) plant species program.

For full details and to apply online go to



Posted 10/23/2014 (rev)
Call for Abstracts -- deadline extended to December 19, 2014.
The High Altitude Revegetation Workshop and Central Rockies Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration are calling for abstract submissions for the March 10-12, 2015 joint conference to be held in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Deadline for submission has been extended to December 19, 2014. Please submit using this form.

With the broad theme of “High Altitude Restoration Science & Practice,” the committee is seeking high quality oral presentations and posters by practitioners, scientists, land managers, students and policymakers to enhance our understanding of restoration and revegetation in diverse ecosystems using a variety of methods.

For further information visit: Central Rockies Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration


Colorado Native Plant Email Discussion Group

Do you have questions about Colorado native plants?  Would you like to share information about Colorado native plants?  Would you like assistance in identifying plants you find in Colorado? Join the Colorado botanical discussion group for amateurs and professionals. Send in photographs of your mystery plants for identification, discuss key issues about conserving Colorado's native plants, discuss growing native plants in your garden, learn about field trips, etc.  Click here for the group's web page.

Links to web sites with additional
Colorado, regional, and national botanical news

The American Institute of Biological Sciences

The American Society for Plant Taxonomists promotes research and teaching of taxonomy, systematics, and phylogeny of vascular and nonvascular plants.

Botanic Gardens Conservation International

Botanical Electronic Information Sites

Botanical Post-doctoral, Fellowship, and Career Opportunities

The Botanical Society of America promotes botany, studying and inquiring into the form, function, development, diversity, reproduction, evolution, and uses of plants and their interactions within the biosphere.  The objectives of The Society are to: sustain and provide improved formal and informal education about plants; encourage basic plant research; provide expertise, direction, and position statements concerning plants and ecosystems; and foster communication within the professional botanical community, and between botanists and the rest of humankind through publications, meetings, and committees.

Botany, Google Directory

Botany, Virtual Library of

Botany, Yahoo Directory

Boulder County Nature Association

Bureau of Land Management, Colorado

Canotia, published by the Arizona State University Vascular Plant Herbarium, is a journal devoted to botanical and mycological papers.

The Center for Native Eco-Systems, based in Denver, works to protect and recover all of the native plants and critters, and their homes, in the Greater Southern Rockies ecosystem.

Celebrating Wildflowers: News

Center for Plant Conservation News

Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts promotes and supports land conservation efforts in Colorado.

Colorado Conservation Trust is a statewide non-profit organization that protects special places of Colorado.

Colorado Department of Natural Resources News

Colorado Natural Areas Program, a division of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, protects areas that contain at least one unique or high-quality natural feature of statewide significance.

Colorado Natural Heritage Program tracks and ranks Colorado's rare and imperiled species and habitats and provides information and expertise on these topics to promote the conservation of Colorado's valuable biological resources.

Colorado Open Lands is a non-profit land trust dedicated to protecting working farms and ranches and the diminishing natural heritage of Colorado. 

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Current Topics in the uses of plants.

Colorado State University Research

Colorado Weed Management Association Newsletter

Conservation in Practice

Denver Botanic Garden

Employment: Botanical Post-doctoral, Fellowship, and Career Opportunities

Employment: Science Careers

Endangered Species Coalition speaks for several hundred organizations and works to ensure that the Endangered Species Act and endangered species are preserved.

Flora of North America News

The Grand Canyon Trust is committed to protecting and restoring the Colorado Plateau.

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Trust Fund dedicates a portion of state lottery proceeds to projects that preserve, protect, and enhance Colorado's wildlife, parks, rivers, trails, and open spaces.

High Country News       
High Country News Listing of Conservation Conferences, Events, and Education.

Horticulture News

International Association for Plant Taxonomy

Jobs: Environmental Jobs in Colorado

Jobs: Federal in all States

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The Land Trust Alliance promotes voluntary private land conservation to benefit communities and natural systems.

The National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program collects, organizes, and makes available natural resource data.  Southwest Region   Rocky Mountain Region

League of Conservation Voters Newsroom

National Park Service Retirees Coalition News     Press Releases

Natural History Electronic Journals, Newsletters, and Monographic Series

Natural Resources Conservation Service News


The Nature Conservancy in Colorado

NatureServe is a non-profit conservation organization that provides scientific information and tools needed to help guide effective conservation action. NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs are the leading sources for information about rare and endangered species and threatened ecosystems.

New Scientist News

Plant Biology News

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility News

Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory News

San Juan Citizens Alliance News

Science    Science News

Society for Ecological Restoration, Central Rockies Chapter News/Events

Society of Systematic Biologists News

Southwest Farm Press

Union of Concerned Scientists

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Bulletin

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

Western Colorado Botanical Gardens

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