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
Chris Paulus on decades of fire suppression and how agencies are returning fire to Sierra Nevada habitat.
Antonio Sanchez has worked with native plants all over California. Read this lively and frank conversation about what it's like to work with natives plants, play in a band, and stay connected to the big picture.
An international mining company wants re-open a restored road and plans to begin exploratory drilling in Conglomerate Mesa. Hear from a scientist studying the region's flora.