CNPS Calendar of Events

Botanical Walk in Sierra Valley

39°49'03.1"N 120°23'27.3"W

Join local Botanists Jeannette Halderman and Brett Hall for a morning stroll amongst the meadows and sagebrush habitat near the headwaters of the West fork of the Feather River. You will experience a diverse flora amongst several habitats, including a multitude of wildflowers. Bring a lunch as we will end the walk in a nice […]

Tahoe & Sierra Valley Chapter: Immerse Yourself in Nature

USFS Truckee Ranger District Visitor Center 10811 Stockrest Springs RD, Truckee

Jared Manninen is a certified California Naturalist, birder, botanizer and nature photographer who's lived in South Lake Tahoe since 2005. He's worked in the outdoor recreation industry for most of his time living at Lake Tahoe. Jared is also the creator of the backcountry blog, where he shares information about hiking, backpacking, cross-country skiing, […]

CNPS SCV Photography Group Meeting


The CNPS Santa Clara Valley Chapter's Photo Group meets via Zoom on 4th Fridays. The meeting is open to all. In this supportive peer group, beginners and experts are equally welcome. Folks who just want to see pictures and hear photo tips are welcome too. Register here for the next meeting. After registering, you will […]

Wild Tahoe Weekend – Native Species Festival

US Forest Visitor Center Visitor Center Road, South Lake Tahoe, California, United States

Come out to the US Forest Visitor Center at Taylor Creek and visit our educational booth along with other organization's displays, and attend festival guided walks and fun events. We will have posters, books, information on upcoming wildflower hikes and other events, interactive games, native plant gardening tips, and more. Closer to the date, check […]

Grass Lake Wildflower Walk

Luther Pass South Lake Tahoe, CA, United States

Somewhat easy walk around north and west side above Grass Lake, observing the wildflowers and pollinators in forest openings, seep springs, and sunny hillsides at about 7740’ elev. Walk will be guided by certified California Naturalist John Roos. We will attempt to use the iNaturalist’s Seek app. Meet at first pull-out at north end of […]