CALIFORNIA IS A BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT-
WE PROTECT 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
The Wildlife Conservation Board voted to deny a controversial deal between CDFW and developers to swap land in the Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve for land of lesser ecological value.
Wreath Masters, a friendly competition between botanic gardens, nurseries, CNPS and other partners throughout the state challenges participants to create holiday wreaths made with California native plants.
Ecological restoration is central to the well-being of Indigenous communities, who have tended, burned, and harvested California's ecosystems for millennia.