Spore-bearing frond of leather grape fern, Scepteridium multifidum. Trail Gulch Lake, August 1, 2021 © Don Burk

Benefits of Being a Member of CNPS and the Shasta Chapter

Simply by joining CNPS you are supporting our mission and all the work we do to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats; encourage awareness, understanding, and enjoyment of our unique botanical heritage; and promote the use of native plants in gardening and landscaping.  Intact native plant communities and healthy ecosystems are essential to biodiversity and the well-being of all living things.

Our mission is accomplished through education, plant science, advocacy, land stewardship, and native plant gardening. We work closely with decision-makers, scientists, and local planners to provide science-based information on native plants and plant conservation, and to advocate for well-informed and environmentally friendly policies, regulations, and land management practices.

Other Benefits that You Will Receive:

Flora Magazine
Get inspired with the latest news and perspectives on habitat conservation, gardening, and everyday uses for California native plants; nature-based activities for kids; and more.

Artemisia Journal
Enjoy in-depth articles and scientific insights from today’s leading native plant experts. Beautiful, thematic issues cover subjects from wetlands to chaparral, conifers to native lilies.

Local Connection
Shasta is your local chapter, one of 35 CNPS chapters statewide, giving you the opportunity to make like-minded friends in your area, and enhance your understanding of native plants and your ability to recognize and use them. Shasta Chapter offers opportunities to attend expert presentations, participate in field trips, and volunteer to preserve your local wild spaces.

Whether you’re an undergrad or a seasoned agency scientist, CNPS is the best way to meet peers, mentors, and valuable partners working on the issues that matter to you. Members get discounts on CNPS plant science training workshops and our triennial conference, as well as first consideration for scholarship funding.

Discounts and Access to Special Chapter Events & Opportunities
As a card-carrying member of CNPS, you’ll receive special discounts on Chapter and statewide events, as well as at certain native plant nurseries and other important partners. See participating partners here.

Shasta Chapter offers CNPS members discounts of 10% on plant-sale purchases.

In addition, only CNPS members have first access to shop for native plants during members’-only pre-sales at Shasta Chapter’s native plant sales.

Shasta Chapter eNews and Alerts
Get need-to-know, timely updates with features from our Firecracker eblast, blog, and conservation alerts.

Advocacy – at Both State and Local Levels
Biodiversity is priceless, and we’re working to protect it. From the halls of the California legislature to your local city council, the voice of our 10,000+ members is heard in support of our wild plants and places.

CNPS is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible.
Our tax ID is 94-6116403.

Fork-toothed ookow, Dichelostemma congestum © Wayne Steffes
California poppies © Liv Okeeffe
2021 Fall Plant Sale © José O. Hernández
Snowplants (Sarcodes sanguinea), Lassen Volcanic National Park. May 28, 2022 © David Ledger