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Native Plant Master Program – Metro to Mountain (M2M)   arrow

Would you like to learn more about the native plants that grow across the Colorado foothills? Take a Native Plant Master class and get to know the plants of the Metro to Mountain area – Denver, Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek Counties.

Jefferson County will be offering a handful of 3-day classes, which can either be taken for personal interest, or count as a class towards your Native Plant Master certificate.

Jefferson county will also be hosting a handful of 1-day classes, which are topic specific and do not count towards a certificate.  

2024 Native Plant Master Course Information

The 2024 Native Plant Master Calendar for Jefferson County Colorado can be found on the Jefferson County activities registration page.  

Registration for 2024 Winter and Early-Spring classes open February 5. Summer and Fall courses anticipated to open March 1.

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Native Plant Master Program Coordinators will track your class data across counties, so if you live in Larimer County and take a class in Boulder County, your 3-day class will still count towards the certificate. Please retain class registration and completion information for your records as you will need this to apply for your Native Plant Master Certificate.  

The life zones offered by CSU are:  


Foothills + Montane  

Montane Meadow 

Plains + Grasslands 

Semi Desert Shrub  

Wetland + Riparian 

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Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.