CNPS Workshops

CNPS field workshop

Workshops & Professional Training

California Native Plant Society plant science training workshops provide botanists, biologists, land managers, and ecologists the scientific skills and practical experience necessary to assess, manage, and protect native plants and lands in California and beyond.

Pre-registration is required and many workshops sell out early. Sign up now and secure your spot for 2020 workshops!


We are cancelling in-person workshops, will email if any virtual ones become available. We are working on processing refunds for cancelled workshops.
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High Quality, High Value

All CNPS workshops feature:
Expert Instructors
Hands-On Learning
Beautiful Field Sites
Small Class Sizes
Science-Backed Skills

2021 Workshops

Truckee workshop
Photo: Becky Reilly

Rare Plant Survey Methods and Laws/Regulations

August 24-25
Truckee, CA
Taught by Heath Bartosh & Aaron Sims
$440 CNPS Members / $460 Non-Members

Vernal pool goldfields
Photo: Becky Reilly.

Vegetation Sampling

September 8-10
Truckee, CA
Taught by Jennifer Buck-Diaz and Dean Tonenna
$440 CNPS Members, $550 CNPS Members with accommodations /
$460 Non-Members, $560 Non-Member with accommodations

Vernal pool goldfields
Photo: Becky Reilly.

CEQA Impact Assessment

Details coming soon
September 14-15

Taught by David Magney

Online Tools for Vegetation Data

Details coming soon
October 25

Online on Zoom

General Information

Before registering, please review our workshop cancellation policy, registration and payment policy, and participant expectations. Note that some details, including exact locations of classroom or field sites, may be subject to change.

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If you have questions about any workshops, or suggestions for future workshop topics and instructors, e-mail Jen Aguilar, jaguilar@cnps.org.