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
California Native Plant Week starts this Saturday! CNPS is celebrating with daily 360° virtual garden and statewide promotions.
Three and five million years ago a bird took a California native plant on an epic journey leading to some of Hawai'i's most iconic flora.
Monterey Bay Aquarium's Julie Packard has a connected vision for California conservation.