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
Join conservation photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter for the book’s launch party on Sunday, Jan. 26 at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Many California native plants are great for arrangements. Learn which ones to grow a garden to bring a sense of place indoors.
Bavikatte calls for solidarity with Indigenous peoples worldwide who are fighting for the right to care for their homelands, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it’s a necessity.