2014 NPM Level II Course - Grasses and Grasslikes of Golden Gate - Tuesdays 6/17, 8/12 and 9/10, 9:00 AM - 1:10 PM
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 1:10 PM (MDT)
The course will focus on the identification/ecology of grasses and grass-like plants (rushes and sedges) found within Golden Gate Canyon State Park. A selection of other important forbs, shrubs, and trees will also be examined.
Instructor: Dr. Casey Matney is Colorado State University regional Rangeland Extension Specialist. He holds a Ph.D. in Rangeland Ecology and Management.
Registration: Course size is limited, so register early.
Prerequisite: Basic Botany Class is recommended for those who would like to refresh their botanical knowledge and is required for those who have minimal background in botany. For Level II NPM courses such as this, participants must also have successfully completed at least one NPM course in the past or be otherwise qualified. Contact email@example.com for questions.
Native Plant Master: All participants who pass three NPM courses will receive a Colorado Flora Certificate. For accepted volunteers, this course counts toward certification as a Native Plant Master. For more information on the volunteer program, see www.nativeplantmaster.org. To reduce overlap, take courses in different months and/or lifezones.
Required Textbook/Reference: Colorado Flora - Eastern Slope, Fourth edition, Weber and Wittmann and Colorado Plant Database at http://coloradoplants.jeffco.us.
When/Where to meet: Meet first time at visitor center by the parking lot at 8:45 AM. Course starts at 9:00 AM sharp.
Directions: Take U.S. 6 or Highway 58 west to Highway 93. Turn right (north) on Highway 93 for approximately 1 mile to Golden Gate Canyon road. Turn left and follow Golden Gate Canyon road 13 miles to the Visitor Center.
What to bring: Textbook, pencil, hand lens (approximately 10x), daypack, water, sack lunch, rain gear, sun and wind protection, personal items you will need on the trail where there are no restrooms, etc.
What to wear: Layered clothing for changing and/or severe weather conditions, sturdy footwear, hat, etc. Please come prepared for moderately strenuous walking on hot, cold, windy, rainy or snowy days.
Carpooling: Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to carpool and your contact information will be shared with others interested in carpooling.
When & Where
CSU Extension Native Plant Master Program – Metro-to-Mountain Group
The mission of the Native Plant Master Program is to educate the public about native plants in order to foster stewardship, sustainable landscaping and management of weeds that threaten native ecosystems. See www.nativeplantmaster.org.
Colorado State University Extension provides information and education and encourages the application of research-based knowledge in response to local, state and national issues affecting individuals, youth, families, agricultural enterprises and communities of Colorado. Extension programs are available to all without discrimination. Colorado State University Extension, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Colorado counties cooperating. If you have a disability for which you seek accommodation, please notify email@example.com at least 30 days before the event.