CNPS is proud to be a conservation organization grounded in science. For six decades, CNPS has led the study and understanding of California’s native plants. From field guidelines and vegetation reports to the foundational Rare Plant Inventory and ranking system, CNPS serves as a daily resource for government agency staff, academics, and students. Today, CNPS and its partners are expanding that knowledge base with exciting new projects in big data mapping, locally rare species, and citizen science. Please consider supporting our efforts today!
Plant Science Programs and Resources
Learn about our current work in rare plant review, ranking, and rescue that’s engaging citizen scientists and PhDs alike.
See how we’re working to understand and save entire habitats surrounding our most sensitive species.
From the Blog
With Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature, the 2019-20 state budget allocates more than $18 million to advance biodiversity-focused projects.
Are you represented by one of these five legislators? Take action this week to support California native plant seed-banking.
CNPS is tracking at least 14 wildfire, fire-safety, and forest fuels-related bills focused on four very important areas.