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.

Upcoming Events / Special Interest

2023 Eco-Friendly Garden Tour an Inspiring Success

Hundreds from our communities joined in the 2023 garden tour. Thanks to all of our members for educating friends and neighbors about natives.


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 />
52'nd Annual<br />
Native Plant Sale<br />
October 14th
Save the date!
52'nd Annual
Native Plant Sale
October 14th