California is a biodiversity hotspot.
We save 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
Activities inspired by Waa’aka’: The Bird Who Fell in Love with the Sun, a book that shares a Tongva creation story.
Interview with founding member of the Chia Café Collective dedicated to revitalizing California Indigenous Foods.
CNPS is recruiting nursery partners to participate in an exciting three-year campaign to boost specialty crop native plant sales by 20%.