Native Plant Master classes begin soon

By Press Release

The Tri River Area Extension is accepting applications for its 2017 Native Plant Master Program. Participants in Native Plant Master courses learn identification, ecology and human uses of selected Colorado plants emphasizing sustainable landscaping and invasive weeds.

This year we will have classes in three areas as well as other classes and events in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Native Plant Masters. The sites include: Colorado National Monument, The Black Canyon of the Gunnison and The Grand Mesa. Each location course consists of three classes. Participants can take one site or more per year. A Colorado Flora Certificate can be earned by taking three site location courses and A Native Plant Masters can be earned by earning the CO Flora Certificate and by volunteering.

The Colorado National Monument is offered on Saturdays in April and the other classes are on Fridays. Colorado National Monument classes begin April 22 so register soon! Black Canyon classes begin June and Grand Mesa classes are in July.

Courses are offered on a space available basis. Contact Susan Carter at or 970-244-1834 for more information or to register.