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
CNPS chapters each spring to host dozens of garden tours up and down the state. Thousands of Californians are able to tour real native gardens thanks to the generous hosts.
CNPS and partners have created an updated, science-based resource to address post-fire land care and common misconceptions.
Developers are trying to advance a 2,000 acre project just south of Joshua Tree National Park without a proper Joint Project Review.