California Native
Plant Society

Giving voice to plants in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.

Humboldt Redwoods State Park; Photo: Max Foster

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. Read on to see what’s happening now.

Sunset over a rocky ridge and gray pines at Molok Luyuk
A view from Molok Luyuk of the sun setting through gray pines (Pinus sabiniana); Image: Bob Wick
feathery white seeds adorn a bare branch of mountain mahogany
Mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus betuloides) seed; Image: Susan Hinton
Jackrabbit in Joshua Tree National Park. Photo: Adobe.

Why We Do It

Plants are the foundation of our ecosystems.

Saving plants
saves places.

Credit Dennis Mudd.

Supports the
web of life.

California coastline. Credit Bob Wick.

Saves the California
we love.

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