Benefits of being a member of CNPS and the Yolo Colusa Chapter

By joining the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) you are supporting our mission and all the work we do to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats. We work to encourage awareness, understanding, and enjoyment of our unique botanical heritage, and promote the use of native plants in gardening and landscaping.

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:

Flora Magazine

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

Artemesia Journal

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

Local Connection

Yolo Colusa is the local chapter for Yolo and Colusa Counties, one of 35 CNPS chapters statewide. When you join our chapter you will have the opportunity to make like-minded friends in this area, and enhance your understanding of native plants and your ability to recognize and use them. Yolo Colusa offers opportunities to see 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 with certain native plant nurseries and other important partners.

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. Together, our 10,000+ members are the voice for plants.

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

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When you join CNPS you can select “Yolo Colusa” as your primary chapter.