The Kern Chapter of CNPS participates in public hearings on federal, state, and local issues affecting native plants. We don’t stop there, volunteers participate with local land trusts to restore degraded private lands. We also have participated in the successful reintroduction of the Bakersfield cactus (Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei). Join us in helping protect rare and endangered plants while restoring native plants to their original range where we can.
Protecting Rare Plants
The local chapter of CNPS participates in public hearings to ensure that federal, state, and local agencies protect local native plants.
Restoring Degraded Lands
The chapter organizes volunteer work parties for local land trusts to restore degraded private lands.
Planting Bakersfield Cactus
Chapter members regularly volunteer for work parties that have successfully reintroduced the Bakersfield cactus (Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei) in parts of its native range.