Contact your local county Extension office through our County Office List.

Close Icon
Providing trusted, practical education to help you solve problems, develop skills, and build a better future.
Established 1908

Search for people in CSU Extension

Search for all staff associated with an Area, Region, or by County by using the “Select Category” drop down menu below. Or search by name, phone number, address, or use any other search phrase using the text box located to the right.

Irene Shonle

Extension Specialist- Horticulture
Work 17 N Spruce St Colorado Springs CO 80905 Work Phone: (719) 520-7688 Work Fax: (719) 520-7699 Website:


Responsible for the development, delivery, and evaluation of educational programs dealing with natural resources and makings sure the programming is up to date. As well as helps to support the county weed program, provide administrative leadership in the office, and manages the Colorado Master Gardener volunteer program.

Home horticulture, Master Gardener program, Water – conservation and efficient use, Insects – forest/shade tree, Insects – horticultural, Weeds – horticultural, Weeds -invasive species, Weeds – range/pasture, Environmental education, Fire prevention, Small acreage management, Urban wildlife management, Wildlife/Hunting Education, Native Plants, Habitat gardening, Water wise/xeriscape, Mountain gardening/high elevation, Well water rights,
Firewise landscaping, Critter issues/wildlife in the garden

Categories: El Paso County, Front Range Region, Native Plant Master