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 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 .
2017 Workshops
Mar 1-3 Vegetation Mapping
Location: Redlands
Instructors: Julie Evens, John Menke, Diana Hickson
April 4-6 Introduction to Plant Identification - Part II
A Beginner Look at Nine Plant Families

Location: Auburn
Instructor: Josie Crawford
Apr 18-20 Introduction to Plant Identification - Southern CA
Location: Frazier Park & Tejon Ranch
Instructors: Nick Jensen
May 1-4 San Luis Obispo County Flora
Location: San Luis Obispo County
Instructor: David Keil
May 17-19 Introduction to Plant Identification - Part I
A Beginner Look at Eight Plant Families

Location: Berkeley
Instructor: Josie Crawford
Jun 7-8 Rare Plant Survey Protocols
Location: Redding, CA & Hog Lake, near Red Bluff, CA
Instructors: Heath Bartosh, Aaron Sims
Aug 28-30 Wetland/Riparian Plant Identification
Location: Sacramento
Instructor: David Magney
Oct 3-5 Vegetation Rapid Assessment/Relevé
Location: Bodega Bay
Instructors: Jennifer Buck-Diaz and Anne Klein
Oct 24-25 CEQA Impact Assessment
Location: Sacramento
Instructors: David Magney

Upcoming from the CNPS North Coast Chapter:
A Primer on Sedges, March 4, Arcata, CA, taught by Gordon Leppig

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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