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 plants 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
The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) protects over 6 million acres of desert habitat, but it is now under threat by the Trump Administration.
The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) will be hosting two garden tours this week on Facebook Live. Viewers will be able to take a “virtual” walk through private native plant gardens, one in Berkeley, the other in Sacramento.
A conversation with Tina Andolina, legislative director for CA Sen. Ben Allen and California Native Plant Society Legislative Staff Person of the Year.