Biodiversity Initiatives

Stewarding the variety of life, from genes to ecosystems

Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) cones; Image: Adobe

People are a part of nature, not apart from it, and the health of humans and lands are intertwined. Biodiversity Initiatives move people from understanding to action in the promotion of California’s tremendous biodiversity.

Priority Initiatives

Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens), Paradise Valley; Image: Chris Clarke
Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens), Paradise Valley; Image: Chris Clarke

30×30

A global campaign to protect 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030.

Observing biodiversity; Image: Ann-Marie Benz
Image: Ann-Marie Benz

Community Science

We ask questions about the world and seek to answer them through observation and learning. Understanding then leads to action.

Matilija Poppy (Romneya coulteri); Image: Ernesto Alvarado
Matilija Poppy (Romneya coulteri); Image: Ernesto Alvarado

Horticulture Science

The best available science to support the growing interest in native plant gardening.

two young people wearing gloves and holding a gardening tool in a park
Image: Adobe

Stewardship

Supporting native plant diversity through sound land management.

Creamcups (Platystemon californicus); Image: Ernesto Alvarado
Creamcups (Platystemon californicus); Image: Ernesto Alvarado

Survey of CA Biodiversity

Learning what plants live in our state and where creates better understanding and decision making.

Seeds of the federally-endangered Castilleja mollis. Photo: Christine Pang

CA Seed Strategy

Supporting restoration with the right seed in the right place at the right time.

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California is one of the world’s 36 biodiversity hotspots with more native plant species than any other state in the U.S.