• Representatives of 45 Colorado Plateau populations of blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis) are being grown in a common garden to evaluate genetic differences among populations.
  • A Bouteloua grassland on volcanic soils comprised of blue, black, and side-oats gramas and associated species.
  • In cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, the CPNPP is evaluating collections of six "workhorse" native grass species at multiple common garden sites to identify accessions that exhibit high vigor across diverse settings.
  • The Colorado Plateau is characterized by steep gradients in environmental variables that drive local plant adaptation.
  • The Colorado Plateau is characterized by steep gradients in environmental variables that drive local plant adaptation.
  • Overgrazed, decadent sagebrush (Artemisia spa.) stands are common on the Colorado Plateau and the recovery of site potential often requires active restoration.
  • Historical overgrazing can leave a legacy of increased bare ground, which sets up erosion and exotic weed invasion.
  • Frequency/severity of forest fires is on the rise, increasing demand for revegetation. Pictured here in October 2011 is the Wallow Fire, the largest recorded in Arizona.
  • Ancient roads in Chaco Culture National Historic Park, some of the earliest records of direct anthropogenic influence on native vegetation on the Colorado Plateau.

Welcome to the Colorado Plateau Native Plant Program Database (CPNPP)

This database serves as an information clearinghouse for the Colorado Plateau Native Plant Program The projects in this database contain summaries and key conclusions drawn from research reports relevant to native plant restoration on the Colorado Plateau (CP). The fundamental goal of this database is to provide information to land managers, researchers, and restoration practitioners that will increase the success and quality of restoration endeavors on the CP. Please use the search engine (above left) to find summarized reports of interest to you. Alternatively, you may use the links immediately below to find projects on our high-priority species.

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CPNPP Statistics

  • Last Update: Mon. Jan. 13, 2014
  • Number of Projects: 105
  • Number of Project Sites: 168
  • Conservation Actions: 106
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What can you do from the
CPNPP portal?

CPNPP Portal Contact

Troy Wood

What is a portal?

Conservation Registry users span the entire United States. To serve organizations that want data management tools at their fingertips, the Registry offers organizational portals. This dashboard view filters all data and functions to your projects. Browsing, searching or reporting—even additional data layers—can be customized to your specifications. To view your projects in context, the Registry home page is only a click away. for more information.