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
Learn how to preserve plant specimens and make your own homemade plant library.
Richard Ke’aumoana Chung is creating a legacy of California plant biodiversity.
Next up in the CNPS career series: Michael Kauffman ecologist, author, and educator from Humboldt County shares insight into how he got his start.