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
With Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature, the 2019-20 state budget allocates more than $18 million to advance biodiversity-focused projects.
Help for the Insect Apocalypse: Calscape Adds Host Plant Information for California Native Butterflies and MothsIf you care about the collapse of butterflies and other pollinators, this is a simple tool you can use to help in a very real way.
Been reading about the insect apocalypse and declining monarch butterfly populations? Find out why native insects important, and how to support them in a garden.