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
Artist Andie Thrams deciphers forests in a changing world. Share your forest connections through the Forever Forests Art Contest.
We're proud to introduce an exciting collaboration with our partners and nurseries across California to Bloom! California.
Activities inspired by Waa’aka’: The Bird Who Fell in Love with the Sun, a book that shares a Tongva creation story.