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
Through fun activities, learn about the process of photosynthesis and what a day in the life a plant looks like.
On November 5, let’s pack the Riverside County Board of Supervisors’ chambers and ask them to vote NO on Paradise Valley. Let this be a celebration of desert habitats and good decisions.
Bioregionalism as an antidote to the attention economy: another reason your local native plants just might be the answer to our modern malaise.