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
Consider replacing your turf with native grasses and grass-like plants that require less water and fewer resources to maintain.
We looked for rare plants, camped, hiked, went birdwatching, and found fire followers coming up in the French Fire burn area.
We talk with Brenda Gallegos and Belinda Faustinos, who are reconnecting people and nature as leaders in California’s Power in Nature Coalition.