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
Chris Paulus on decades of fire suppression and how agencies are returning fire to Sierra Nevada habitat.
Antonio Sanchez has worked with native plants all over California. Read this lively and frank conversation about what it's like to work with natives plants, play in a band, and stay connected to the big picture.
An international mining company wants re-open a restored road and plans to begin exploratory drilling in Conglomerate Mesa. Hear from a scientist studying the region's flora.