About Shasta Chapter

Who we are

Turtle Bay on the Sacramento River, Redding, CA © Susan Libonati-Barnes

Shasta Chapter CNPS

Shasta Chapter of the California Native Plant Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization that depends on the dedication, hard work, and initiative of our members. We are governed by an Executive Board, which includes chairs of committees that guide Chapter activities and functions.

Shasta Chapter serves Shasta, Modoc, Lassen, and Siskiyou counties in northern California. Although our area is sparsely populated, we are proud of a high per-capita membership rate, reflecting the interests of the outdoor-loving people in the north state. We enjoy meeting and educating others at our programs, projects, and field trips.

One of our primary goals is raising funds for our Chapter’s scholarships, grants, and other contributions. These educational awards help local students and those doing research within our boundaries. We raise funds through selling native plants that we propagate in our nursery. During sales, we educate the public about the value of growing California native plants in gardens and public landscapes.

A keynote of our chapter is collaboration with agencies in the area, where we seek common ground. We conduct joint events and projects with national forests; Department of Fish and Wildlife; Bureau of Land Management; resource conservation districts; national parks and national recreation areas; area colleges and schools; and local chapters or groups such as Wintu Audubon Society, Sierra Club, Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve, Shasta Environmental Alliance, Shasta Land Trust, City of Redding, UC Master Gardeners, and Redding’s Turtle Bay Museum and Arboretum.

Get involved! Help support our mission to protect, conserve, and enjoy California’s native plants and their habitats. Assisting one of our teams is a great way to get started. You can help as much or as little as you wish. We are effective because of volunteers like you. Learn how you can get involved as a volunteer!

Robin Fallscheer and John Springer representing Shasta Chapter CNPS at Siskiyou County Wildflower Show in Yreka, May 7, 2022 © Susan Libonati-Barnes
California poppies, Lema Ranch, Redding © Margaret Widdowson

Chapter Activities:

Chapter Meetings

Chapter meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month. Due to public health concerns, the chapter will not be hosting meetings in-person until further notice.

Stay current by vising our Calendar and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) for details about upcoming chapter meetings, field trips, and more!

Field Trips

Throughout the year, we offer field trips and outings to explore native plants in our local natural areas. Most of these are open to both members and
non-members. See Calendar for details of upcoming field trips.

Gardening with Natives

Shasta Chapter’s horticulture group is focused on growing native plants to sell and encouraging their use in landscaping. See our Gardening page for more information.

Join CNPS!

With a CNPS membership you will receive discounts on CNPS-published books and posters, a subscription to Fremontia and Flora, and, if you choose Shasta as your home chapter, the Shasta Chapter CNPS monthly eNews.

Join now!