If you are interested is helping save the habitat than Back To Natives Restoration is the perfect non profit for you to volunteer with. They specialize in habitat restoration by using (as locally as possible) native plants. Currently they are in the process of building a nursery to help fund their restoration efforts. The below video is part 1 of the nursery being built. Being involved in the process was a lot of fun and not to mention that giving back through volunteerism is beneficial to the growth of this environment.
If you are interested in saving the habitat in your own garden then below is a list of California native plants depending on your needs. Remember that using natives will cost less money, use less water and will attract beneficial wildlife to your garden. Use as locally native as possible whenever possible.
Planting perennial beds and borders in California
Planting groundcovers up to 3' high in California
Accent plants up to 4' high in California
Accent plants up to 5' high in California
Plants suitable for slopes in California
Plants suitable as background and screening up to 6' high in California
Planting with hedges in California
Planting with deciduous trees in California
Planting with evergreen trees in California
Planting with vines in California
California native grasses
30 California native plants
Back To Natives Restoration is always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in giving back then you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned for part 2 in a few weeks!