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 commission's decision is a major step backward for LA County. The Centennial Specific Plan now heads to the board of supervisors for a vote later this year.
Learn and celebrate the latest in invasive plant biology and management. This year's theme confronts that along with biological diversity, cultural and intellectual diversity are necessary.
Climate change is happening in real time in the Mojave, where occurrences of the iconic Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) are growing smaller and changing.