About the Umpqua Valley Chapter

Umpqua Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon is a non profit organization and is one of 13 chapters throughout Oregon. We are based in Roseburg.

Our Mission:

We are committed to the shared enjoyment, conservation and study of the unique plants of the Umpqua Valley as well as other native plants in our region and habitats.

      The Umpqua Valley Chapter meets the second Thursday of most months in Roseburg. Meeting sites can change so please call if you plan to attend. The chapter board, members and non members attend a business meeting starting at 6pm followed by a discussion or presentation on interests of the group at 7pm. Announcements of presentations are usually made a month in advance and published in the NPSO State Bulletin, and e-mail reminders. Our meetings are open to the public.   Call 541-863-8111.

       We host several family friendly wildflower viewing field trips in spring and summer and other interesting events throughout the year. NPSO members receive advance notifications of upcoming events and field trips.  Information for all UVNPSO happenings can be found at the Events & Field Trips section .

       As part of our education and outreach we have established and host the Richard Sommer Native Plant Database offering a community-driven, educational resource for anyone interested in learning more about the flora of the Umpqua Valley. We have also started a trail guide that aims to assist hikers discover new trails and identify the plants they might see.


Our chapter members and friends maintain 3 native plant garden landscapes in West Roseburg. We want to demonstrate the ease of care and the beauty native plants can add to the landscape. We continually add new varieties to enhance the landscapes.  

         More about Native Plant Landscaping