A leading voice in native
Since its beginnings, the California Native Plant Society has been a leading voice in plant science and native plant appreciation, making it one of the foremost native plant organizations in the world. We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit dedicated to conserving California native plants and their natural habitats, while increasing the understanding, enjoyment, and horticultural use of native plants. We work closely with decision-makers, scientists, and local planners to advocate for well-informed and environmentally friendly policies, regulations, and land management practices. See our Mission and Vision statement.
We envision a future
In which native plant diversity flourishes.
Where all people have access to native plants in both the built environment and the wild.
Where people of all backgrounds play a vital role in the conservation of our native plant heritage.
As a tax-exempt, 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, CNPS is accountable to each of you — our members, volunteers, and generous donors. Thank you for trusting us to use your contributions wisely, respectfully, and effectively.
From the Blog
California lost a tragic amount of giant sequoias in recent wildfire seasons, yet the Save Our Sequoias Act may in fact be a misdiagnosis of the problem at hand.
Dr. Jun Bando will begin her new role as CNPS Executive Director on Oct. 10.
The scale of extreme wildfire in California requires quick and decisive action, but must be implemented with consideration of environmental impacts.