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. Credit Ger Erickson

Important Plant Areas

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.

So Cal 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.

Credit Jennifer Buck

Re-Oak California

Re-Oak Wine Country has expanded statewide. See how you can get involved!

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

A Guide to Fire Recovery

A practical guide to managing your property post wildfire. Download a free copy.

Bush poppy. Credit Dennis Mudd

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