California is a biodiversity hotspot.
We save the plants that make it so.
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
An important step to combat the rampant poaching of California’s native succulents known as dudleya. The bill, authored by San Diego Assemblymember Chris Ward, is the first California bill specifically drafted to protect plants from poaching.
Barnali Ghosh shares her connection to California native plants through the colorful sarees of her homeland, Bangalore.By Frédérique Lavoipierre | Summer 2021
Congressman Garamendi Releases Draft Bill to Expand Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument