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Grasses of Green Mountain - Sat., Aug. 5, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

CSU Extension Native Plant Master Program – Metro-to-Mountain Group

Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM (MDT)

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Demystify some common Colorado grasses by identifying and learning about them at Green Mountain Park, a close-in open space park with open rolling grasslands and scenic views. We will cover 10-15 species of grasses as well as biodiversity between plants and animals including livestock palatability, seasonal nutrition, etc.).  This class will also include a brief discussion of grazing management principles, as well as ecological history and theory of Colorado's rangelands.  

Instructor:  Donald Schoderbek is the CSU Regional Range Management Specialist for CSU Extension Peaks and Plains region covering 31 counties including the highest and lowest elevations in the state.  He works with ranches, land managers, and other stakeholders to ensure the ecological and economic sustainability of Colorado's rangelands.

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. Contact lvernon@jeffco.us for questions.

Native Plant Master:  This class does not count toward certification as a Native Plant Master. For more information on the volunteer program, see www.nativeplantmaster.org).   

Lifezone:  Plains

Optional Textbook/Reference:  1) Colorado Plant Database at http://coloradoplants.jeffco.us. 2) Colorado Flora - Eastern Slope, 4th edition, Weber and Wittmann available through CONPS bookstore (http://conpsbookstore.org), local and online retail outlets and the publisher (800-621-2736).

When and Where to meet:  Meet at 8:15 AM at the Forsberg Park picnic shelter.  Class begins at 8:30 AM sharp at the picnic shelter. After an orientation, we will walk across Alameda to Hayden Green Mountain Park where we will explore grasses along the trail.

Directions:  From C-470, exit onto Alameda Parkway and head east for approximately 1 mile. You will pass Indiana Street on the right. Just past Indiana Street, the Forsberg Park parking lot will be on your right on the south side of Alameda. There is a large brick sign for the park at the entrance to the main parking lot and picnic shelter at the top of a small hill where we will meet. If you continue east on Alameda Parkway past the large brick sign, you will shortly see a dog park and more parking.

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 npmassistant@jeffco.us if you would like to carpool and your contact information will be shared with others interested in carpooling.  Any liability arising from such arrangements are the participants' sole responsibility.                               

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Forsberg Park
15900 West Alameda Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80228

Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM (MDT)


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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.conativeplantmaster.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 npmassistant@jeffco.us at least 30 days before the event.

 

 

 

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