Members make a difference.
What We Do
We’re on a mission to save California’s native plants and places using both head and heart. CNPS brings together science, education, conservation, and gardening to power the native plant movement.
Why We Do It
California has more plant species than any other state in the nation.
At least one third of California’s native plants are found nowhere else in the world.
Plants are the foundation of our ecosystems.
web of life.
Saves the California
Recent News & Stories
In introducing today’s Executive Order, Gov. Newsom mentioned his grandfather’s decades-long interest in California native plants and species as a source of personal inspiration.
Restoration ecologist Frank K. Lake discusses sacred relationships with pollinators and plants. He offers ways to support traditional ecological knowledge in restoration efforts.
The settlement supports mitigation objectives and project improvements to protect the world’s largest population of the federally- and state-endangered Gaviota tarplant