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
A conversation about the inspiration for Matt's latest book, botany's emerging hipster status, and the one thing he most wants to instill in his students.
"What we’re asking for is to be listened to. As the first people of this place, I feel that’s the respect we should have," Vincent Medina.
Blend into the scenery and strike a #PlantPose. Share your photos by Monday, October 22 for a chance to win prizes! Show us how plants move, look, and make you feel!