CNPS Workshops

CNPS field workshop

Workshops & Professional Training

California Native Plant Society’s plant science training workshops provide botanists, biologists, 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 2018 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

2019 Workshops

Rare plant survey protocols workshop
Photo: Becky Reilly

Rare Plant Survey Protocols

March 6-7
Imperial Beach, CA
Taught by Heath Bartosh, Aaron Sims
$395 CNPS Members / $425 Non-Members

Vegetation Map in ArcGIS
Vegetation Map

Vegetation Mapping

March 19-21
Kentfield, CA
Taught by Julie Evens, Todd Keeler-Wolf, & John Menke
$665 CNPS Members / $695 Non-Members

Measuring & Monitoring workshop
Photo: Becky Reilly.

Measuring & Monitoring Plant Populations

April 24-26
San Luis Obispo, CA
Taught by Charley Knight
$435 CNPS Members / $455 Non-Members

Santa Monica Mountains workshop
Photo: Becky Reilly.

Intro to Plant Identification

June 4-6
Oxnard, CA
Taught by Nick Jensen & Sandy Namoff
$395 CNPS Members / $415 Non-Members

Vegetation Sampling workshop
Photo: Becky Reilly.

Vegetation Rapid Assessment/Relevé

July 23-25
Truckee, CA
Taught by Jennifer Buck-Diaz & Jaime Ratchford
$375 CNPS Members / $395 Non-Members

Pygmy Forest workshop
Photo: Clare Golec.

Pygmy Forest Flora & Ecology

August 12-15
Fort Bragg, CA
Taught by Teresa Sholars
$395 CNPS Members / $415 Non-Members

Vernal pool goldfields
Photo: Becky Reilly.

CEQA Impact Assessment

October 1-3
Berkeley, CA
Taught by David Magney
$375 CNPS Members / $395 Non-Members

Vernal pool goldfields
Photo: Becky Reilly.

Mitigation Measures & Monitoring

October 22-24
Sacramento, 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 Becky Reilly, breilly@cnps.org.