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

2018 Workshops

Rare plant survey protocols workshop, Point Mugu, 2016.
Photo: Becky Reilly

Rare Plant Survey Protocols

March 21-22
Oxnard & Point Mugu State Park
Taught by Heath Bartosh, Aaron Sims
$399 CNPS Members / $429 Non-Members

Credit Becky Reilly.
Photo: Becky Reilly.

San Luis Obispo County Flora

April 2-5
San Luis Obispo County
Taught by Dave Keil
$395 CNPS Members / $425 Non-Members

Vernal Pools.
Photo: Carol Witham.

Vernal Pool Plant Taxonomy

April 16-18
UC Davis & Vernal Pools in Solano, Sacramento, & Yolo Counties
Taught by Carol Witham, Jennifer Buck-Diaz
$455 CNPS Members / $475 Non-Members

Photo: Becky Reilly.

Vegetation Rapid Assessment/Relevé

May 1-3, 2018
San Luis Obispo & Morro Bay
Taught by Jennifer Buck-Diaz, Rachelle Boul
$375 CNPS Members / $395 Non-Members

Eriogonum. Credit Nick Jensen.
Photo: Nick Jensen.

Intro to Plant Identification – S. CA

June 5-7
Southern CA
Taught by Nick Jensen, Sandy Namoff
$395 CNPS Members / $415 Non-Members

2017 Intro to Plant ID workshop. Credit Becky Reilly.
Photo: Becky Reilly.


Intro to Plant Identification – N. CA

July 10-12
Taught by Josie Crawford
$375 CNPS Members / $395 Non-Members

Tijuana estuary.
Photo: Becky Reilly.

Wetland/Riparian Plant Identification

August 7-9
Imperial Beach
Taught by Dave Magney
$375 CNPS Members / $395 Non-Members

Note that some details, including exact locations, are subject to change. Please review our workshop cancellation policy before registering.

If you have questions about any workshops, or suggestions for future workshop topics and instructors, e-mail Becky Reilly,