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
Extinction is on the rise worldwide, but California is pushing back. California’s botanical institutions are determined to prevent any further extinction of the state’s native plants.
By voting in favor of the Centennial development, LA County supervisors put the interests of Tejon Ranch Company ahead of the local community.
Spring is here, and its time to get outside and enjoy wildflowers. Plan a trip to hike with your family or visit a nearby garden to observe the variety of shapes and colors in flowers.