Priority Initiatives

Making a difference in California.

Tejon Ranch. Credit Nick Jensen.
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.

Protect California Dudleya

State and federal wildlife agents have identified a surge in Dudleya poaching. Investigators now estimate that poachers have stolen hundreds of thousands of Dudleya from California worth tens of millions of dollars. Asm. Member Christopher Ward of San Diego has introduced AB 223 that makes Dudleya poaching illegal.

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

Fire Recovery

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

Bush poppy. Credit Dennis Mudd

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