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
Scientists are studying plant-pollinator interactions to shift our "save the bees" perspective to include the variety of wild bees in California.
In Unanimous 5-0 Vote, Calabasas City Council Rejects Destructive West Village Project –– and Saves Critical Woodland and Riparian Habitat
The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) launched its fully-rebuilt and updated Rare Plant Inventory (RPI) database and website. The Inventory is a widely-used resource guiding rare plant protection, conservation planning, land acquisition, and management in California.