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 Tamalpais Lands Collaborative (TLC), a forward-thinking coalition, works to map every bit of the vegetation in biodiversity hotspot 828-square-mile Marin county.
Natalie had lost ten acres and dozens of trees to the 2017 wine country fires. With the help of CNPS, she has now planted 21 oak seedlings and is watching her land come back from the fire.
Just as we take a breather from the recent Centennial development decision, another leapfrog mega-development is threatening precious Southern California habitat – this time at the southern border of Joshua Tree National Park.