El Dorado Chapter - California Native Plant Society
El Dorado County lies on western slope of the Sierra Nevada, between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe. Along with some interesting features with gabbro and serpentine soils and the special endemic plants they support, we enjoy the Eldorado National Forest, and a wide variety of destinations, from drought-tolerant foothill chaparral at 1500 ft to subalpine above 9000 ft in the Desolation Wilderness.

We offer field trips during 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 vegetation. If you want to start learning about native plants and why they need protection, CNPS is for you. Meetings are geared toward local concerns and can be enjoyed by even an absolute beginner. If you're a new county resident, this is a nice way to get familiar with the neighborhood.

Contact El Dorado Chapter - California Native Plant Society

Rosemary Carey
P.O. Box 1948
Placerville, California  95667
Phone: 530.620.3631


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • El Dorado County, California

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