FNPS Handbook

The FNPS Handbook is the official FNPS resource for Chapter Operations. Please notify Council leaders  (see Home page) of errors, needed updates, and additional information for Chapter Operations so we can improve upon it. Your assistance will make that task easier.

Information in this area is extensive, so look here first for Chapter resources. The paragraphs on Chapter Finances concerning application to pay sales tax has recently (2014) been updated.

Chapter Meetings

Recommendations for managing chapter meetings are in the FNPS handbook at

Speaker Tips

This page is for presenting resources to help Chapters have good speakers at their meetings. The Council has started a collaborative Speaker Contact List where you can view speakers and topics and add speakers to the list. 

Field Trips

Find official FNPS field trip guidance in the handbook at

Other Events

See the FNPS handbook at

More Chapter Resources

As you think of resources useful to Chapters, send them to the council secretary (see Home page) for posting.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (publication)

Produced through a grant from the Wildlife Foundation of Florida, “Planting a Refuge for Wildlife”is available for $5.00 a copy (plus shipping and sales tax). Order copies from the Wildlife Foundation of Florida at For 10 or more copies or for wholesale inquiries, contact Visit to learn more about creating wildlife habitat at home.

Treasure Coast Natives (a blog)

This is a wonderful collaboration of George Rogers, John Bradford, and Dee Staley for learning the plants of the Treasure Coast. If your Chapter is in that area, or even quite far afield, you may want to provide this link to your members and the public.

Promoting Native Landscaping (a PowerPoint presenatation)

Keely Coulter of the Heartland Chapter created this looping landscape slideshow as a greeting backdrop for chapter meetings as people gather and wait for the featured speaker or event. It's a wonderful way to present landscape concepts and ideas. More than that, Keely has generously invited any of us to download, use, and even EDIT this PowerPoint presenation with our own chapter name and details appropriate to our unique locations. Click on the link below to download the Heartland Chapter landscaping presenation (and make it your own). Thank you, Keely!
Download is a PowerPoint Presenation (3.2 MB) "FNPS Greeting Slideshow":