CNPS Channel Islands Chapter

Serving Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties

San Marcos Preserve

Upcoming Hikes

San Marcos Foothills Preserve
Saturday June 10th, 9am-11:30am
Leader: Kate Symonds

Burton Mesa to La Purisima SHP, Lompoc
Thursday June 15th, 9am-12pm
Leader: Steve Junak

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.

Guest Speakers Rob Badger and Nita Winter will discuss A 27 Year Wildflower Journey: The Making of Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 7pm on Zoom


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