California Native Plant Society

Education Program

CNPS Workshops and Professional Training

The Plant Science Training Program specializes in providing workshops for professional botanists, biologists, and ecologists to teach the skills and provide the tools and resources for conducting sound scientific surveys for rare plants, rare plant communities, vegetation, and wetlands. Discounted registration fees are offered to CNPS Members. (Join CNPS here)

For information on upcoming homeowner-focused "Ditch your Lawn!" workshops, click here.

CNPS Plant Science Workshops - 2015 Schedule
Click on each workshop name for more information. Updated details, pricing, and registration information will be posted on this page as it becomes available. Pre-registration is required for all CNPS workshops. Please contact Becky Reilly, CNPS Events Coordinator, with any questions or for more information: or (916) 447-2677 x207.
June 3-5 Vegetation Rapid Assessment/Releve
Location: El Portal Community Center, Yosemite National Park
Instructors: Jennifer Buck-Diaz (others TBD)
July 6-8 Introduction to Plant Family Identification
Location: Sagehen Field Station, Truckee
Instructor: David Magney
TBD Vegetation Mapping
Location: Sacramento Area
Instructors: Julie Evens, Todd Keeler Wolf (others TBD)
Mid/Late Oct. Vegetation Rapid Assessment/Relevé
Location: Redding Area
Instructors: Julie Evens, Jennifer Buck-Diaz
Nov 4-5 CEQA Impact Assessment
Location: Ventura Area
Instructor: David Magney
Do you have ideas for new workshops, or know someone who would like to teach a future CNPS workshop? Your suggestions are welcome! Please e-mail your thoughts to Becky Reilly ().

Note that some details, including price and exact locations, are subject to change.

Looking for information about a previous event? Past workshops and training events are listed here.

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