Advancing the native plant mission is a multi-disciplinary effort. Our work is diverse by design, blending science and conservation with gardening and education. Together, we are the voice for native plants. Select from the options below to learn about our core programs.
Many more people focus on animals than plants, or they focus on the human-environment issues. All of these are important, but CNPS fills a specific and important role in protecting natural diversity in California. CNPS has done more than any other group — perhaps in the world — in caring for our native flora.
Susan Cochrane Levitsky
CNPS Legacy Member and former chief of the CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife Natural Heritage Division
From the Blog
The decisions we make here in California strongly influence how we as 21st century citizens will address the very real challenges of climate change and a growing population.
CNPS Conservation Program intern and Stanford University student Fiona O'Keeffe shares her observations on forestry, fire, and collaboration.
As the Re-Oak project moves into its second year, CNPS and local groups will facilitate oak planting days, ongoing acorn processing, and more.