California Native Plant Society Overview
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Assist at chapter plant sales, garden tours, wildflower shows, and hikes; survey and monitor vegetation in local wildlands; attend association, city, and county meetings to identify issues of local vegetation importance; sponsor a school garden; lead a chapter program or project; comment with experienced chapter members on general plans and environmental impact reports; assist in the Sacramento state office; become an expert of a land area, habitat type, or species.
Geographic areas served: California
Programs: Vegetation science, Rare Plant science, Horticulture science, Education, and Conservation. Since 1965, CNPS has worked hard to protect California's native plant heritage and preserve it for future generations. CNPS actively promotes the use of science in land use and management decisions through our Online Rare Plant Inventory and essential reference book: Manual of California Vegetation, 2nd Edition, both of which are the most advanced resources available for identifying and managing critical habitat in California. We work closely with decision-makers, scientists, and local planners to advocate for well-informed and environmental friendly policies, regulations, and land management practices.