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 is happy to announce that Larry Levine, Bart O'Brien, and Dieter Wilken are the newest CNPS Fellows.
CNPS Chapters are making tremendous headway in the protection of local wild spaces and oak habitat in particular.
Cynthia was able to transform the ordinary, lawn dominant front yard into an extraordinary California native plant garden – an oasis for wildlife in a suburban desert.