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
Make one native plant-inspired art piece every day for two weeks. We want you to have fun and experiment while showing your love for native plants.
A U.S. Forest Service Botanist wraps up her career with a new discovery while looking for rare plants after the 2018 Carr-Delta wildfires.
CNPS has announced its 2019-20 student grant recipients. Get to know our rising researchers!