NLCP Level 1 Houston Area - Online Class -5/4/2024

05/04/2024 08:30 AM - 09:30 PM CT


Houston, TX


Learn about the benefits of native plants, desirable plants for your area and design considerations for your landscape. NLCP is a state-wide program, but classes focus on the characteristics and plants in the region in which they are taught. NOTE: This class is hosted by the Clear Lake Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) and is specific to the Houston-Galveston area.


Zoom access to the in-person class.  Zoom attendees will watch a video "plant walk." 

Online Test:  After completing the class you will be sent a link to the online test which you will have 3 days to complete.

Class Outline
Level 1: Introduction to Native Landscapes

  • Learn the value of including and preserving native plants in landscapes
  • Understand the differences between sustainable and conventional development
  • Discover your Texas ecoregion, vegetation, and soil.
  • Become familiar with 45 native Texas plants recommended for your landscape and 5 plants to avoid

Level 1 is a prerequisite for Level 2 and 3. Level 1 is not required for Level 4 which can be taken as a standalone class. Levels 2, 3, 4 may be taken in any order.

The Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP) is a four-level certification program that teaches the value of including and preserving native plants in landscapes. Classes focus on the characteristics and plants of the region in which they are taught. Check it out.


Scott Buckel   Bio
Cindy Howard Bio
Bev Morrison Bio
Nancy Saint Bio


Registration: Linda Foss or (830) 218-7211.
Class-specific: Martha Richeson
Technical Issues with Class:  

Registration Process

When you "Click to register online", a "Log In" screen pops up.  You must log in to register at the Member Price.  If you are a member, have taken a class, or attended an event in the past, an account has already been created for you, though you may still need to create a login.   Log in or create a login by filling in the email address used to complete your registration and clicking "Recover Account."  Account records are secure and will not be shared.  

Non-members may click on the "X" in the upper right-hand corner of the pop-up screen to close it and access the registration form.

After Registration Watch for several emails. Note that these are prone to getting caught by spam filters. 

  • NPSOT registration confirmation email  
  • 1 week prior to class - reminder email
  • 3 days prior to class - an email with class materials, Zoom links and other instructions
  • 1 day prior and day-of class - final reminder emails

Class Prices and NPSOT Member Discounts

Level 1: $45 for all
Levels 2, 3, 4 and Native Landscapes for Birds:

$50 - Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) members
$65 - Non-members. Become a NPSOT member. 


Contact: Linda Foss or (830) 218-7211. Fees may not be applied to future classes. Cancellations made by midnight on the Monday prior to class are eligible for a refund. Upon cancellation, a $10 handling fee is deducted from the refund. Thanks for your understanding in this matter.