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Native Species Directive
Native Species Directive

Colorado State Parks Administrative Directive No. B-302 (1995):

"The Division's primary goals are to use vegetation native to CO for park landscaping, reclamation and restoration projects, when appropriate; to protect, maintain, restore or enhance the full complement of CO's native ecosystems occurring within State Parks and Recreation Areas; and to limit the use of non-native vegetation in State Parks."

Colorado State Parks defines native vegetation as those plants and plant communities known to occur in Colorado prior to European settlement beginning in 1840.

Stewardship's Native Plant Revegetation Prescription was created to assist park staff with compliance to this Directive.

The Prescription was adapted from CNAP's Native Plant Revegetation Guide for Colorado, which contains detailed recommendations for seed mixes and reveg techniques based upon the floristic regions of the state.