Mount Lassen Chapter

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Representing Butte, Glenn, Plumas, and Tehama counties

The Mount Lassen Chapter is one of 36 chapters of the California Native Plant Society working to conserve and protect native plants. Get to know us through our meetings, field trips, plant sales or newsletter. We’ll help you increase your understanding and appreciation of our local flora, make a difference, and have fun!

Chapter Activities

Volunteer Opportunities

We offer many opportunities for members to volunteer.  You can participate in local events and programs, or be an officer or chair in our chapter. Follow us on Facebook, read our newsletter, The Pipevine, or contact any of our board members.

By Cindy Weiner

Field Trips

Our region – Butte, Glenn Tehama, and Plumas counties – is rich in native plant habitats. We lead field trips to view and learn about our botanical treasures. Read about our upcoming outings here.

By John Whittlesey

Chapter Programs

We offer programs with expert speakers covering a range of exciting topics. The programs are held via Zoom or at local libraries. Look for an upcoming meeting program here.

Photo by Robert Fischer

Local Plant List

Our area is home to many species of plants. See plant lists for Table Mountain, Bidwell Park, and other special places in our region here.

By Deb Halfpenny

Local Native Plant Gardens

Native plants support pollinators, conserve water, and are beautiful. Learn how to garden with natives with our plant descriptions and lists. Attend our garden tours to see yards with native plants. Click here to get started.

Photo by Deb Halfpenny

Native Plant Gardening

Would you like pointers for growing natives? Then read’ “The Real Dirt Blog” by Cindy Weiner, a master gardener. For reflections on native plants through the seasons, click here.

About Our Chapter

CNPS’s mission is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats by increasing understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants. We provide field trips, native plant sales, garden tours, wildflower shows, and programs with knowledgeable presenters to accomplish these goals.

Meet Our Local Leaders

Chris Mueller

Membership Chair

Laura Clausen


Marjorie McNairn

Field Trip Chair

Chapter Newsletter

Our newsletter is named The Pipevine – after the interesting plant you see here! Sign up to stay up to date on what we’re doing. Check out the latest edition here.

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