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
Next up in the CNPS career series: Michael Kauffman ecologist, author, and educator from Humboldt County shares insight into how he got his start.
Black Lives Matter. In recent weeks, all of us have been reminded of the ways structural inequality and institutionalized racism prevent us from working together to build a more equitable and resilient society.
California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot wants to elevate biodiversity.