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“Suburbitat: Restoring Nature Where We Live, Work, & Play

Ever wonder what we do at The High Plains Environmental Center, what our “Suburbitat” model is all about, and how our organization got started?

“Native Plants and Pollinators”

Jim Tolstrup, Executive Director of the High Plains Environmental Center in Loveland, CO, discusses the relationships between native plants & pollinators, and how you can help these native species at home!

“Ethnobotany at the High Plains Environmental Center

People have lived in Colorado for over 10,000 years. Looking at native plants through the lens of these first people’s offers us a view of a world that existed before grocery stores and pharmacies; where people found everything they needed in nature.

The Medicine Wheel Garden & Ethnobotany programs at HPEC teach about how common native plants were used in ancient times, and how are they used today by Plains Indian tribes for food, food, ceremony, and medicine.

“Volunteer at the High Plains Environmental Center”

Are you interested in making a difference in your local community? Would you like to gain or improve your gardening skills? Do you have a passion for sustainability? If your answer is YES, HPEC might be perfect for you!

Front Range TEDx Talk with Jim Tolstrup. Since 98% of the lower 48 states has already been altered for human use restoration replaces conservation as the land ethic for the 21st Century.

Front Range TEDx Talk with Jim Tolstrup. Since 98% of the lower 48 states has already been altered for human use restoration replaces conservation as the land ethic for the 21st Century.

HPEC Director Jim Tolstrup is interviewed about developing a land ethic for the 21st century by his 82 year old mother on her own cable TV show in Malden, MA.

Birding Video

Reuben the Robot Migration