Welcome to the Milo Baker Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS). Our chapter, named after the famous Santa Rosa botanist Milo Samuel Baker, is located in Northern California’s beautiful Sonoma County. CNPS is a statewide organization whose goals are to protect California’s native plants and their natural habitats, through science, education, stewardship, gardening, and advocacy. Membership is open to all.

Thank you to all who made our fall plant sale a huge success!

The fall plant sale at the Laguna–CNPS nursery saw over 500 people between the member only sale on Friday and the public sale on Saturday.


Upcoming Events / Special Interest

  • Events

    Fall Plant Sale a Huge Success

    Sales were brisk and of the 2000 plants our nursery volunteer team propagated, potted up, tended and groomed, all were sold but a very few. Thanks to all the volunteers who made the plant sale such a success.
  • Conservation

    A ‘Jaw-dropping’ Effort

    Rain or shine, nature-loving volunteers root out invasive species on dunes. Read a recently published article from the Press Democrat about the herculean efforts by Jan and our invasives team at Doran Beach.

Five Fall Scholarships Awarded

Scholarship awards from $1000 to $3500 for Sonoma State and Santa Rosa Junior College students.


Milo Baker plant walk

Events and Activities

The Milo Baker Chapter offers a range of events in locations around Sonoma County. Events include monthly general meetings with guest speakers focusing on a variety of topics related to native plants, volunteer opportunities at our Preserves, rare plant outings and hikes and walks highlighting native plants.

Ice Plant removal at Doran Beach


The Milo Baker conservation program encompasses a wide range of activities, from preserve management, rare plant hunts, invasive plant removal, and involvement in local planning processes. Members work in partnership with other conservation groups, partly through the Sonoma County Conservation Coalition.

Eco-friendly garden tour

Gardening with Natives

The mediterranean climate of Sonoma County lends itself to a diverse array of plants in many habitats, from coastal bluffs, chaparral, redwoods, vernal pools, mixed conifer, oak woodland and salt marshes (just to name a few.) See our Native Plant Pages for more information about gardening with natives in Sonoma County.

Sonoma County<br />
Native Plant Gardener<br />
Now Available
Sonoma County
Native Plant Gardener
Now Available
Save the date!<br />
53'rd Annual<br />
Native Plant Sale<br />
October 12th, 2024
Save the date!
53'rd Annual
Native Plant Sale
October 12th, 2024