Contact the wildflower hotline at 1-800-354-4595 for information on wildflower viewing and events around the country.
Special Status Plant Species
Public lands in Colorado are managed for Endangered, Threatened and Candidate Plant Species. Eight of the 13 plant species in Colorado that are protected by the Endangered Species Act are found on BLM lands. In addition to managing for listed plant species, BLM policy allows the State Director to designate Sensitive Species for those rare species that are found on BLM lands, and BLM management actions may affect the species. In May of 2000 BLM Colorado updated its Sensitive Species List . According to BLM policy, sensitive species are considered in management actions to ensure that our actions do not cause these species to need to be listed in the future. More information on all these special status plant species can be found in the Colorado Rare Plant Field Guide linked below.
Non Native Invasive Plants
Non Native Invasive Plant Species include those listed by the State of Colorado Department of Agriculture as Noxious Weeds (linked below) and other species that are not formally listed as noxious, but are very aggressive and tend to displace native plants in wildland situations. A web page featuring BLM Colorado's Weed program is under construction and will be available soon.
Important Links (Leaving BLM Colorado):
Important Links (Within BLM Colorado):