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 plants 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 decisions we make here in California strongly influence how we as 21st century citizens will address the very real challenges of climate change and a growing population.
CNPS Conservation Program intern and Stanford University student Fiona O'Keeffe shares her observations on forestry, fire, and collaboration.
As the Re-Oak project moves into its second year, CNPS and local groups will facilitate oak planting days, ongoing acorn processing, and more.