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 - 2016 Schedule
Click on each workshop name for details and registration (if the name is not a link, no additional information is available yet, please check back soon). Pre-registration is required for all CNPS workshops. If you would like to receive monthly updates about CNPS workshops, e-mail .
May 18-20 Wetland & Riparian Plant Identification
Location: Ventura
Instructor: David Magney
Jun 28-30 Intro to Plant Identification
Location: Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Tilden Park, Berkeley
Instructor: Josie Crawford
Jul 19-21 Vegetation Rapid Assessment/Relevé
Location: White Mountains
Instructors: Jennifer Buck-Diaz, Julie Evens
TBA Vegetation Mapping
Location: Bay Area TBA
Instructors: Julie Evens, Todd Keeler-Wolf, John Menke
TBA Intro to Plant Identification
Location: Bay Area TBA
Instructor: TBA
TBA Intro to Plant Identification
Location: Southern CA TBA
Instructor: TBA

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

Workshop Cancellation Policy

If you have questions about any workshops, or suggestions for future workshop topics and instructors, e-mail Becky Reilly, ().

Yosemite workshop
Participants learn how to sample vegetation using the CNPS-CDFW relevé method. Vegetation Rapid Assessment/Relevé workshop in Yosemite National Park, June 2015.

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

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