Links and Allies

General Links Other SF Bay Area Chapters Local Conservation Organizations Local Natural Areas Wildflower Viewing and Identification Allies 

General Links

  • State CNPS  Covers all CNPS activities and has a wealth of information and links plus CNPS membership application.
  • Nature in the City - San Francisco organization whose focus is people and nature in the urban environment - well organized, extensive information and links.
  • San Francisco Natural Areas Program Volunteer Sites - Scroll to the bottom of the page to learn about how to volunteer.
  • California Invasive Plant Council (CAL-IPC) Resource on invasive weeds.
  • CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants
  • California Audubon  - An excellent resource covering current environmental issues and pending legislation. Also contains information on the legislative process and how to communicate with members of congress and state legislators.
  • Native Plant Conservation Campaign - Alliance resource on the importance of Native Plants.  Save Plants brochure.
  • Native Habitats - Somewhat dated reference website with hundreds of links and addresses of organizations concerned with the environment, habitat restoration, invasive exotics, volunteer projects etc.
  • Native Plant Conservation Campaign - Alliance of native plant societies that promotes the conservation of native plants and their habitats through collaboration,education and advocacy.  See Save Native Plants.
  • Gardening With Natives - An off-shoot of the Santa Clara Valley CNPS Chapter. Lots of information and resources including page of native plant nurseries in the SF Bay Area.
  • SF Natural Areas - This site is for, by, and about the volunteers who work to preserve and protect the remnant habitats within San Francisco.

Other San Francisco Bay Area Chapters

Native Plant Nurseries

Local Conservation Organizations

Local Natural Areas

Wildflowers - Viewing and Identification



      • Community Thrift Chapter Benefits –  As a registered beneficiary, our chapter receives the proceeds from sales of your no-longer-needed goods. Drop off your recycled items (clean clothing, jewelry, household goods, books, art, collectibles, new toys, electronics, and more). Open seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm at Community Thrift, 623 Valencia Street, and ask that they be credited to CNPS Yerba Buena Chapter. The best route for drop-off is from Mission Street. Turn west on Sycamore, a small alley between 17th and 18th Streets. The loading dock will be on your right before you reach Valencia and the nice people there will receive your donations. Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to the chapter through this worthwhile program, which puts a whole new perspective on recycling!
      • Cole Hardware Chapter Benefits – Purchases at Cole Hardware continue to benefit our chapter. When shopping at Cole Hardware stores, please tell the cashier to credit #1424. When you do so, Cole Hardware will donate 10% of your total purchase to the CNPS Yerba Buena Chapter. Every purchase helps!