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
Working in collaboration with the US Forest Service, CNPS completed field studies to assess the extent and status of the California endemic bigcone Douglas-fir in the Angeles National Forest (NF).
Thousands of Californians have signed up to help reintroduce Oak trees following the wine country fires.
The first-ever Botanist Certification Exam at a Northern California venue is scheduled for October 30th, 2017.