We’re thrilled to share highlights from the past year, covering spring 2022 through 2023. Please take a moment to watch this short message from CNPS Executive Director Dr. Jun Bando and Board President John Hunter.
A Plan for the Next 5 Years
In 2022, CNPS entered the first year of its new five-year strategic plan. As we face the rapid changes of the 21st century, we’re focused on four foundational areas of work.
KnowWe believe decision-making must be guided by the best available science. We work to understand our evolving flora, review and rank rare plants, map and monitor vegetation, and interpret emerging threats.
SaveNative plants face growing threats, from climate change to development. Guided by science, we’re fighting to conserve native plants through policy, large-scale planning, litigation, and grassroots advocacy.
Enhance & RestoreThrough horticulture, stewardship, and industry change, we’re working toward a California where people of all backgrounds can enjoy native plants in the public and private spaces around them.
Connect & CollaborateWe strive to be a community in which everyone has the chance to celebrate, learn about, and benefit from California native plants. Events, education, publications, and partnerships support lasting relationships.
A Year of Impact
Our donors and partners enabled a record-breaking year for California native plants, from an inspiring conference to historic state funding for science.
Select from the topics below to see highlights.
This year marked another period of strategic investments, as CNPS worked with partners, funders, and dedicated members to meet a moment of great opportunity and need. Thank you to our many supporters who help fund California’s native plant mission!
Revenue & Other Support:
Program & Administrative Expenses:
Board of Directors
John Hunter, PhD, President
Vivian Neou, Vice President
April Owens, Secretary
Steve Schoenig, Treasurer
Alice L. Cantelow, Chapter Council Representative
Lucy Ferneyhough, Chapter Council Representative
Woody Elliott, Vice Chair
Snowdy Dodson, Secretary
Anthony W. LaFetra Charitable Fund
California State Parks Foundation
Clara Jeffery Charitable Trust
The Daylight Foundation
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Resources Legacy Fund – Public Lands Stewardship
Resources Legacy Fund – California 30×30 Initiative programs
Saratoga Horticultural Research Endowment
The Seaver Institute
The Skyscrape Foundation
Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust
Susan Flagg and Carlo Rocca Fund
Utom River Conservation Fund
Virginia and Alfred Harrell Foundation
Western Conservation Foundation
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CNPS Legacy Fund
The protection of California native plants relies on generous individuals who invest in the future of our state’s flora by including CNPS in their estate plans.
When received, these generous gifts are placed in the Legacy Fund. Each year, a portion of the Fund is allocated to projects like those featured in this report. The Legacy Fund catalyzes exploration of new ideas, funds pilot projects, and allows us to respond quickly to unanticipated threats to native plants across California.
CNPS recently received contributions to the Legacy Fund from the estates of these very special people. We are grateful for their trust, foresight, and commitment to the cause of native plants.
Wanda Broadie Alexander
Catherine L. Anderson
Suzanne G. Kirkham
Christina S. Schulz
Carol E. Scott