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Tri River Area CSU Extension - To provide information, education and to encourage the application of research-based knowledge to the communities of Delta, Mesa, Montrose, and Ouray Counties.

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Yucca in the Wild


NPM Program

Participants in Native Plant Master courses learn identification, ecology and human uses of selected Colorado plants emphasizing sustainable landscaping and invasive weeds.

Native Plant Master Program Guidelines

Courses for 2024 have been announced. Course start dates are dependent on local conditions.

Registration is now open. Register at Eventbrite.

Native Plant Master Courses PDF


Colorado National Monument

Course Dates: Thursdays, April 11, 18, 25, 2024

Time: 8am-noon

(Rain date: May 2)

Register for Colorado National Monument

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Course Dates: Thursdays, May 16, 23, 30, 2024

Time: 9am-1pm

(Rain date: June 6)

Register for Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Grand Mesa

Course Dates: Thursdays, June 27, July 11, 18, 2024

Time 9am-1pm

(Rain date: July 25)

Register for Grand Mesa


Please contact our office with questions: 970-244-1834

Watch this short video explaining the Native Plant Master Program!

YouTube Video: Explaining Native Plant Master Program

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