California is a biodiversity hotspot.
We save the plants that make it so.
How can you make a difference today?
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
Recent News & Stories
For the first time, the newly updated CNPS Rare Plant Inventory 9.5 makes available public searches on threats and the display of threat summary statistics for over 1,800 rare California native plants.
CNPS has been proud to be the voice for California’s native plants on a global stage, which helps build support for what we care about most here at home.
Threatened by mining, California's tiny and rare Inyo rock daisy is in danger of losing its entire range.