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
Available for download now. In this special issue of Fremontia, we explore a few of California's urban wildlands through the lens of native vegetation and wildlife recovery projects.
Tish learned from CNPS how to replace a hillside with 30 year-old ice plant to a flourishing native plant garden. She loves all the birds that now visit her garden.
Behind the scenes with the author of the new CNPS Press book, Illustrated Flora of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.