We will support the State CNPS Conservation Program mission of advocacy for maximum legal protection
and science-based ecologically sound land-management by:

• Preparing timely review of local private and public project proposals affecting CA native plants and
habitat in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced Counties
• Participating in ecosystem-scale programs and policies
• Informing Chapter members of local native plant conservation issues and opportunities to be
• Collaborating with neighboring CNPS chapters and State CNPS on maters affecting the NSJ
Chapter area.
• Collaborating with local conservation organizations by providing information and recommended
action on native plant issues.
• Monitoring local sensitive plant populations and plant communities to the extent possible given
Chapter resources.

The chapter includes the three major east side tributaries of the San Joaquin River, extensive vernal pool
and grassland complexes, the base of Sierra foothills and a significant extent of the eastern slope of the
Mount Diablo Range, each presenting flora worthy of a robust conservation effort.

If you would like to get involved with our conservation committee please email

Clarkia biloba

Statewide information

Visit the state CNPS website for amazing resources on conservation.

Narrow leaf mule ears

Important Plant Areas

Our world-renowned plant biodiversity is under threat. To save it, we first need to know where it exists.

Rawhide Hill Onion (Allium tuolumnense)

Bloom! California

This statewide campaign aims to increase native plant sales throughout our state’s built environment.