Priority Initiatives

Learn more about some of the important work that we are doing, and why it is needed.

At work in the Sonoran Desert’s microphyll woodlands. Credit Greg Suba.
Blue Oak at dawn
Blue Oak at dawn

IPA Initiative

Region by region, CNPS is building California’s first comprehensive vegetation map highlighting the places most in need of protecting.

A Mojave yucca
Fig 3 A Mojave yucca (Yucca shidigera) shrubland stand on the eastern side of the Castle Mountains.

Southern California Conservation

Southern California is under intense pressure from exploitation and sprawl. Help CNPS defend the desert and our national forests.

Credit Michael May.
Credit Michael May.

Rare Plant Program

Ranking and mapping California’s rarest species ensures the best science can be used for effective conservation.

Acorns sent to CNPS following 2017 fires.
Acorns sent to CNPS following 2017 fires.

Adopt an Oak

Help restore oaks to wine country following the devastating fires of Fall 2017.

Photo courtesy of Audubon Canyon Ranch.
Photo courtesy of Audubon Canyon Ranch.

A Guide to Fire Recovery

What happens to your land after fire, and what should a concerned property owner do in its aftermath?

Bush poppy. Credit Dennis Mudd.

Make a Donation

Contribute today to support California native plant conservation, appreciation, and awareness.