From Karen Crumbaker:  Colorado State University Larimer County Extension is accepting applications for the upcoming Native Plant Master (NPM) courses.  Are you interested in learning more about the native plants found in Larimer County?  NPM classes focus on identification, ecological relationships, and human use of plants, emphasizing sustainable landscapes and invasive weeds.  Participants will learn to use a botanical key, including learning scientific names and families.  The brochure, application and program guidelines are attached with additional information or visit our website at<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
We are excited to offer NPM courses in a variety of locations, as well as the popular grass class.  If weekdays have not worked for you to attend a course in the past, this year we will offer two courses on Sunday.  If you do not have experience using a botanical key, the course at Lory State Park is designed for beginners.  Alternatively, those interested in the Reservoir Ridge course must have experience keying Asteraceae and Poaceae.  Courses will be held at Red Mountain Open Space, Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, Reservoir Ridge Natural Area, and Lory State Park.  Page two of the Application lists the dates and location for each course.  We accept a maximum of 10 participants per course and the courses are filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Applications are due by March 23, 2018.  If accepted, you will receive confirmation the first week of April, including a total for fees that will be due by April 16.   
Please contact me if you have any questions about the NPM program.  Feel free to share this information with others you think may be interested in taking a NPM course.  Thank you.
Karen M. Crumbaker  
Ag/Natural Resources
CSU Larimer County Extension
1525 Blue Spruce Drive
Fort Collins, CO  80524
(970) 498-6003Fax:  (970) 498-6025