Members make a difference.
What We Do
We’re on a mission to save California’s native plants and places using both head and heart. CNPS brings together science, education, conservation, and gardening to power the native plant movement.
Why We Do It
California has more plant species than any other state in the nation.
At least one third of California’s native plants are found nowhere else in the world.
Plants are the foundation of our ecosystems.
web of life.
Saves the California
Recent News & Stories
Black Lives Matter. In recent weeks, all of us have been reminded of the ways structural inequality and institutionalized racism prevent us from working together to build a more equitable and resilient society.
California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot wants to elevate biodiversity.
Next up in the CNPS career series: Teri Barry of UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity talks about the importance of herbaria collections and getting your foot in the door.