Conservation & Restoration

Partnering with, and directly supporting organizations actively working to conserve and restore native plant populations.

Research & Education

Empowering students and our community to continue important research on Native Plants through grants and mentorship.

Community Engagement

Providing opportunities to engage and learn about Native Plants through monthly talks, field trips and other fun events.

Our Mission

The Native Plant Society of New Mexico (NPSNM) is a non-profit organization that 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. 

Featured Events

2018 State Conference | Gila, NM

 Plants, People and Culture of the Gila
Thursday, September 6 - Sunday September 9
Western New Mexico University

More Info. to Come



2018 Monarch Butterfly Workshop

Explore the world of monarch butterflies

March 9 | 8a - 4p

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Projects and Support

Go Native! Support Endangered Plants.

Endangered Species Tattoos

Providing a Voice for Native Plants

Conservation Letters

Amazon Smile Supports NPSNM

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Grant & Funding Opportunities

Supporting Bright Ideas

  • Fall 2017 Student Grants in Botany

    The Otero Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico is offering up to $5500 in grants for the fall 2017 semester. The grant(s) may be awarded to one person or split among several applicants. Grant applications will be considered from New Mexico State University & New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology upper level undergraduates (juniors […]

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  • The Great Santa Fe Seed Ball Throw 8/19/2017

    TWO MEETING LOCATIONS. CHOOSE THE ONE CLOSEST OR THAT IS MOST PREFERABLE TO YOU! The Native Plant Society has put on a series of workshops on making seed balls / seed bombs as an effort to educate on Native Plants, as well as a restoration effort to increase Native Seed populations in the Santa Fe […]

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  • August 19 is Native Plant Day

    Governor Susana Martinez has declared August 19 to be Native Plant Day throughout the state of New Mexico.  The Santa Fe Chapter of NPSNM will be celebrating with a seed ball throw.  Stay tuned for details!

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  • Volunteers Needed for Butterfly Project

    The Natural Resource Institute and the Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office seek volunteers to assist in field studies regarding one of New Mexico’s rarest butterflies: the “Anasazi” race of Yuma Skipper (Ochlodes yuma anasazi). Please read on to see if this project is for you . . . WHAT? We need volunteers who […]

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