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
The settlement supports mitigation objectives and project improvements to protect the world’s largest population of the federally- and state-endangered Gaviota tarplant
CNPS sued Lake County this week for its rushed approval of a 16,000-acre luxury complex north of Napa County in fire-prone Guenoc Valley.
Kat High Hupa descendant, occupational therapist, and native plant gardener offers advice for students and how the native plant community can support Indigenous people.