Celebrating native plants in El Dorado County.

Protecting wild places and promoting the use of California native plants in gardens and public spaces.
Fall Plant Sale starts Oct. 1

Welcome to El Dorado County CNPS

Welcome to the El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Our chapter lies in El Dorado County on the west slope of the Sierra Nevada, stretching from the foothills at the edge of the Sacramento Valley to the mountains at Echo Summit. Our chapter works to protect and teach about all native plants in the county, from rare to common.

Field Trips

We offer free field trips during spring and summer to many areas, and you are invited to attend. You don’t need a science background to participate. Most of our members are not formally trained botanists, simply people who enjoy learning about our native plants.

Gold Field Notes Newsletter

Members: We want you to receive the most accessible version of our bimonthly newsletter! Currently we email a full color newsletter to all members who accept email. If you would like to receive a black and white paper copy instead, please contact us to let us know! Or, contact CNPS to make your preference known, and they will adjust your profile.

Our Facebook Groups

El Dorado Chapter – California Native Plant Society
This Facebook group is focused on increasing understanding of California’s native flora and to help preserve this rich resource for future generations. We announce fields trips and other chapter events of interest to our members.

Homegrown Habitat: Native Plant Gardening in El Dorado County
This Facebook group is for those wanting to garden with native plants. We help answer questions, offer expertise and information, and create a community of gardeners who want to create a native plant habitat in their surroundings.