CNPS staff and volunteers shared their expertise on topics ranging from 2023’s abundant wildflowers to invasive plants to waterwise landscaping. A highlight was the Los Angeles Times recap of the CNPS 2022 Conference.
KCET: The colonial roots of the black mustard plant
featuring Andrea Williams
LAist: California’s native plants help hold up our hillsides—but poachers threaten popular succulents
Featuring Nick Jensen
LAist 89.3FM: LADWP Restricts Outdoor Water To Twice-A-Week, How Should Angelenos Prepare?
Featuring Anne-Marie Benz
Los Angeles Times: Poachers are wiping out SoCal’s wild white sage to make smudge sticks. You can stop them
featuring David Bryant
Porterville Recorder: 10 Minutes with Tipton: TRPA’s Cathy Capone
The San Francisco Standard: Could SF’s iconic palm trees disappear?
featuring Eddie Bartley, president of the Yerba Buena chapter
Spectrum News: Restoring Earth with native plants
featuring Vince Scheidt
Sunset Magazine: Yes, you can create a superbloom in your yard this year—but hurry before it’s too late
featuring Maya Argaman
Native plants gained national attention this year. Drought, wildfire, abundant rain, and other climate changes drew attention to the benefits of native plants for firescaping, waterwise landscaping, and erosion control. The recognition of the importance of Indigenous knowledge continues to grow. A movement among gardeners to install native plants to benefit biodiversity continues to gather momentum in California and beyond.
- Grist: How Indigenous people are fighting to stop the biggest land grab in history
- The Guardian: The dazzling, troubling history of California’s superbloom tourism
- Los Angeles Times: California drought, bark beetles killing the oldest trees on Earth. Can they be saved?
- Los Angeles Times: Her tiny native plant habitat garden is flourishing. And she didn’t even need a yard.
- National Academies: Supply of native seeds insufficient to meet current and future ecological restoration projects, says new report
- New York Times: At Yosemite, a preservation plan that calls for chainsaws
- New York Times: In Los Angeles, the grass isn’t always greener this year
- Santa Barbara Independent: Two rare Channel Islands plants snatched from the snouts of defeat