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
Congressman Garamendi Releases Draft Bill to Expand Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument
Scientists are studying plant-pollinator interactions to shift our "save the bees" perspective to include the variety of wild bees in California.Emily Underwood | Fall 2020
In Unanimous 5-0 Vote, Calabasas City Council Rejects Destructive West Village Project –– and Saves Critical Woodland and Riparian Habitat