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

2020 Workshops

Vegetation Map in ArcGIS
Vegetation Map

Vegetation Mapping

February 25-27
Redlands, CA
Taught by Rachelle Boul, Jennifer Buck-Diaz, Julie Evens, & John Menke
$665 CNPS Members / $695 Non-Members

Northern CA workshop
Photo: Becky Reilly.

Intro to Plant Identification

CANCELLED: April 22-24
Redding, CA
Taught by Julie Kierstead
$395 CNPS Members / $415 Non-Members

Truckee workshop
Photo: Becky Reilly

Rare Plant Survey Protocols

Truckee, CA
Taught by Heath Bartosh & Aaron Sims
$395 CNPS Members / $425 Non-Members

CNPS Plant ID workshop
Photo: Becky Reilly.

Intro to Plant Identification

CANCELLED July 28-30
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Taught by Nick Jensen & Sandy Namoff
$395 CNPS Members / $415 Non-Members

Vernal pool goldfields
Photo: Becky Reilly.

CEQA Impact Assessment

CANCELLED September 1-3
Sacramento, CA
Taught by David Magney
$375 CNPS Members / $395 Non-Members

Online Tools for Vegetation Data

Registration closed
November 10

Online on Zoom
Taught by Jennifer Buck-Diaz & Betsy Harbert
Sliding scale $25 (student/fixed income) – $75

Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve
Photo: Becky Reilly.

Mitigation Measures & Monitoring

Registration closed, the participants will receive an email by end of the week
November 17-19

Online on Zoom
Taught by David Magney
3-day: $180, two days at $140, or a single workshop for $80

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 Elizabeth Kubey,