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 April-July workshops and are postponing decisions on Aug-Oct workshops. 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

CANCELLED July 7-8
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

Vegetation Sampling workshop
Photo: Becky Reilly.

Vegetation Rapid Assessment/Relevé

TBD August 18-20
Santa Cruz, CA
Taught by Betsy Harbert & Jaime Ratchford
$375 CNPS Members / $395 Non-Members

Vernal pool goldfields
Photo: Becky Reilly.

CEQA Impact Assessment

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

Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve
Photo: Becky Reilly.

Mitigation Measures & Monitoring

TBD October 27-29
Imperial Beach, CA
Taught by David Magney
$375 CNPS Members / $395 Non-Members

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, ekubey@cnps.org.