CNPS is a conservation organization that celebrates and saves California’s globally important plants and places. Our passionate staff and volunteers help conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants.
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Ruling cited a range of issues, including, wildfire risks, climate change, protection of the endangered Quino Checkerspot Butterfly, and lack of affordable housing.
Governor Newsom signs CNPS-sponsored AB 223 into law, providing important new protections for California’s imperiled dudleyaAuthored by San Diego Assemblymember Chris Ward, AB 223 is part of an effort to stop rampant poaching of dudleya plants by making it illegal to remove them from state and private lands without a permit or landowner permission and by establishing penalties for those convicted of doing so. AB 223 is the first piece of California legislation that deals specifically with plant poaching.
Bloom! California is a statewide effort led by the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) to increase the promotion, sale and use of native plants. Over 75 nurseries have partnered to offer a curated selection of native plants, bolstered by accessible and inspirational educational resources for consumers, including a Gardener’s Guide, Bloom! California website, video series and more.