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
Extinction is on the rise worldwide, but California is pushing back. California’s botanical institutions are determined to prevent any further extinction of the state’s native plants.
By voting in favor of the Centennial development, LA County supervisors put the interests of Tejon Ranch Company ahead of the local community.
Spring is here, and its time to get outside and enjoy wildflowers. Plan a trip to hike with your family or visit a nearby garden to observe the variety of shapes and colors in flowers.