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As of Spring 2023, CSU Extension certifies folks with a Native Plant Master certificate, and no longer offers the certificate previously known as the Colorado Flora Certificate. The Native Plant Master program is designed to focus on educating interested Coloradans about the native environment of our state.  For this reason, we have made the decision to eliminate the requirement for additional Volunteer Contacts to earn the Native Plant Master Certificate. 

Volunteers who have been providing educational contact records may apply to be a NPM trainer, and otherwise hold a Colorado Native Plant Master Certificate.

An NPM trainer discussing a specimen during an NPM course

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.