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
CNPS recently sampled more than 30 plant alliances in the Santa Susana Mountains, the first step toward creating vegetation classification and the first fine-scale map of the area's plant communities.
Tejon Ranch is simultaneously one of California’s most important and least known places. Now, 30,000 acres of this incredible region is slated for development via the Centenniel Specific Plan.
David Freeman is creating a Coastal Sage Scrub meadow on his property. Learn about the California native plants in his garden, and his wildlife visitors.