NPSNM logoOur Mission

The Native Plant Society of New Mexico strives to educate the public about native plants by promoting knowledge of plant identification, ecology, and uses; fostering plant conservation and the preservation of natural habitats; supporting botanical research; and encouraging the appropriate use of native plants to conserve water, land, and wildlife.

We have over 800 members (including household members) in 7 chapters located throughout New Mexico and in El Paso, Texas. There are members in other states as well and as far away as the UK.

We welcome you to explore our website and learn more about New Mexico's native plants and the organization that celebrates and conserves them. Please join us! Membership Information Here. The Native Plant Society of New Mexico (NPSNM) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations, including membership "dues" at any level are tax deductible to the extent allowed by current law. With or without becoming a member, you can also support native flora, environmental education and habitat conservation with a Donation to our Carter Conservation Fund (click here).

If you live in New Mexico or Trans-Pecos Texas, check out your nearest NPSNM chapter contacts and events using the dropdown menu "Chapters" on our home page. You may also join without affiliating with any chapter. For more about how the statewide organization is run, and the all-volunteer board that does that, go to Statewide Organization.

Why a Native Plant Society?

NPSNM was founded in the summer of 1976 and is joined by similar organizations in most other states and in many countries, recognizing the importance of the natural flora native to every region. Learn about a year in the life of our native plant societies nationwide in this recent report of accomplishments, compiled by the Native Plant Society of the United States (formerly Native Plant Conservation Campaign): Example NPCC Annual Report