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
The Tamalpais Lands Collaborative (TLC), a forward-thinking coalition, works to map every bit of the vegetation in biodiversity hotspot 828-square-mile Marin county.
Natalie had lost ten acres and dozens of trees to the 2017 wine country fires. With the help of CNPS, she has now planted 21 oak seedlings and is watching her land come back from the fire.
Just as we take a breather from the recent Centennial development decision, another leapfrog mega-development is threatening precious Southern California habitat – this time at the southern border of Joshua Tree National Park.