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
Developers are trying to advance a 2,000 square foot project just south of Joshua Tree National Park without a proper Joint Project Review.
As Californians it’s our responsibility to use water wisely, and in our landscapes, California native plants offer both beautiful natural resource conservation and habitat benefits.
Conservation needs many people working together. See how a high school teacher empowered his students to protect oak woodlands.