CNPS Channel Islands Chapter

Serving Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties


Botany Hike
Carpinteria Bluff Hike
Sunday, July 17, 2022
9am–12pm
Leader: Andrea Adams-Morden

California has been losing Coastal Sage Scrub community as people build houses and businesses along the edge. We will walk one way along the beach to see the cliff and beach plants then along the bluff tops to see the coastal sage scrub.

More information on our Field Trips page

The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) was founded in 1965  as a volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation and celebration of California’s native flora. The organization has since grown to have over 25 paid staff at the state office and 35 chapters throughout the state. CNPS plays a critical role in plant conservation and and is a leading voice in plant science and native plant appreciation.

The Channel Islands Chapter (CNPSCI) represents Ventura County and eastern Santa Barbara County (including the Channel Islands) in the protection and appreciation of our native flora.  The chapters goal is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats,
and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants.

Membership is open to anyone who appreciates native plants. Both members and non-members are welcome to join us in activities such as monthly meetings, rare plant surveys, restoration workdays, and most field trips. Sign up here to get on our email list.

Monthly Meeting: California OakWatch: Tracking Oak Regeneration in the California Floristic Province
with Guest Speaker Andrea Williams

Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 at 7pm

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