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)
Dates and locations are subject to change. Information will be published here as it becomes available.
Instructors: Dr. Todd Keeler-Wolf (CDFW), John Menke (AIS), and Julie Evens (CNPS)
Location: CNPS, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CNFW), and Aerial
Information Systems (AIS)
University of Redlands and the Potrero unit of the San Jacinto Wildlife Area
Course Description: Participants will learn about vegetation sampling,
classification, and photo interpretation in this hands-on workshop presented
jointly by CNPS, CDFW and AIS. In field and computer lab exercises you will practice creating a vegetation map using Geographic Information Systems, collect reconnaissance samples supporting an existing vegetation classification, and practice techniques of photo interpretation, delineation, and attribution. You will also learn how to validate a vegetation map through accuracy assessment. Experience with GIS is recommended but not required.
Cost: CNPS members $665 /
Online registration opens soon.
Note that some details, including price and exact locations, are subject to change.
To register or for more information, contact Josie Crawford at (916) 447-2677 or