CNPS Membership

CNPS members – White Mountains.

CNPS members help to preserve and protect California’s native plants and special places for generations to come. Members enjoy connecting with other plant lovers at their local chapters, and receive many benefits including complimentary subscriptions to CNPS publications, access to fun activities, plant sale and nursery discounts, and more. Join today and be welcomed into our passionate, supportive community!

Join or renew your membership today

Go Perennial

A membership that goes further for native plants and avoids the hassle of renewal deadlines!
Perennial members have recurring monthly gifts deducted from their credit card or bank account, keeping their membership current throughout the year. They receive all of the same great benefits, without any renewal reminders. Begin your automated monthly membership, starting as low as $5/month.
To set up direct debit from your bank account, please call us directly at 916-738-7604.

Credit Stacey Flowerdew.
Credit Stacey Flowerdew.

CNPS Annual Memberships

Join or renew your annual membership. Prefer to pay by check? Please print out our mail-in membership form.

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Romneya coulteri

Gift Memberships

Donate the gift of membership to the plant lovers in your life. Membership is also a great way to share your passion for native plants!

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Sisyrinchium bellum

Organizational Membership

CNPS memberships for consultants, companies, nonprofits, and agencies.

Mailed membership payments may be sent to CNPS Gift Processing, PO Box 7614, Merrifield, VA 22116-7614

To request a reprint of your current membership card, email us at

Member Benefits

Flora Magazine
Get inspired with the latest news and perspectives on habitat conservation, gardening, everyday uses for California native plants, and nature-based activities for kids.

CNPS’s Scientific Journal
Enjoy in-depth articles and scientific insights from today’s leading, native plant experts. Beautiful, thematic issues from wetlands to chaparral.

Local connection
CNPS has 36 chapters statewide, giving you the opportunity to make like-minded friends in your area, see expert presentations, attend field trips, and volunteer to preserve your local wild spaces. If you’d like to change/update your chapter affiliation, contact us at or at (916) 738-7604.

Whether you’re an undergrad or a seasoned agency scientist, CNPS is the best way to peers, mentors, and valuable partners working on the issues that matter to you. Members get discounts on CNPS plant science training workshops and our triennial conference, as well as first consideration for scholarship funding.

As a card-carrying member of CNPS, you’ll receive special discounts on chapter and statewide events, as well as with native plant nurseries and other important partners. See participating partners here.

Get need-to-know, timely updates with features from our blog and conservation alerts.

Biodiversity is priceless, and we’re working to protect it from the halls of the legislature to your local city council. Together, our 10,000+ members are the voice for plants.

Write off, right on!
CNPS is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible. Our tax ID is 94-6116403.

Swallowtail on Blue dicks. Photo by Jim Wadsworth.
Photo by Jim Wadsworth

Member Discounts

Unlock discounts on plants through our chapters and nursery partners, get access to exclusive member event registration rates, and lots more.

CNPS Member Discounts