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NPM Course on Alpine Plants at Loveland Pass Lakes, Tuesdays, 7-17, 7-24, and 7/31; 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 8:30 AM - Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 12:30 AM (MDT)

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Learn about the tiny but wonderful alpine and subalpine wildflowers and the ecosystem they inhabit in this Native Plant Master® course. High altitude pollinators will also be discussed. During three outdoor field sessions, you will learn common and scientific names, ecological relationships and human uses of 40 - 50 plants. You will also develop skills in using plant family features and a botanical key to identify plants. 

Co-trainers: Jen Toews works at the Denver Botanic Gardens in the Plant Records department. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from MSU Denver, and while there took as many botany classes as possible. Outside of work she enjoys hiking in the mountains, photographing Colorado's diverse flora, and blogging about nature-themed adventures. Kelly Ambler grew up in the Four Corners states.  She has had a life-long love of the wild environments of our country.  Her passion for native plants grew out of a desire to learn as much as possible about the habitats she has explored.

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 lpembert@jeffco.us 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. Learn more at www.nativeplantmaster.org. To reduce overlap, take courses in different months and/or lifezones. 

Lifezone:  Alpine/Subalpine

Required Textbook:  Colorado Flora - Eastern Slope, Fourth edition, Weber and Wittmann or Flora of Colorado by Jennifer Ackerfield.  Available through CONPS bookstore (www.conps.org/Bookstore), local and online retail outlets and the publisher (800-621-2736) 

When and Where to meet: Carpooling is strongly encouraged. The group will meet at 7 a.m. at the Mammoth Parking Lot, signpost M and will carpool from there. This lot is located near the I-70 and CO highway 93 interchange. From there, take I-70 West. After approximately 43 miles, take Exit 216/Loveland Pass Road. Continue on this road for 4.4 miles to the summit. Shortly after the summit of Loveland Pass, there is a gravel road on the right that leads to Loveland Lake and the parking lot.  

What to bring: Please note that there are no restroom facilities at Loveland Pass. 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. Please come prepared for moderately strenuous walking on hot, cold, windy, rainy or snowy days. The hand lens can be purchased through the Colorado Native Plant Society at www.conps.org/Bookstore or any on-line or local area scientific supply outlet.  

What to wear:  Class held at approximately 11,500 to 12,000 ft altitude. Dress in layers, as weather often changes rapidly. Hiking boots suggested. Hiking pole optional.

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.

Have questions about NPM Course on Alpine Plants at Loveland Pass Lakes, Tuesdays, 7-17, 7-24, and 7/31; 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM? Contact CSU Extension Native Plant Master Program – Metro-to-Mountain Group

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CO 80435

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 8:30 AM - Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 12:30 AM (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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