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)

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.
March 24-25 Rare Plant Survey Protocols: A Scientific Approach
Location: Borges Ranch, Walnut Creek
Instructors: Heath Bartosh & Aaron Sims
March 26 CNDDB & BIOS
Location: CDFW Office of Training & Development, Sacramento
Instructor: Roxanne Bittman
April 21-23 Measuring & Monitoring Plant Populations
Location: Sierra Foothills Research & Extension Center, Browns Valley
Instructor: John Willoughby
May 6-7 Introduction to Plant Family Identification
Location: Center for Earth Concerns, Taft Gardens, Ojai
Instructor: David Magney
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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