Sacramento, California - The Golden State celebrates “California Biodiversity Day” on September 7. Home to the most diverse species and ecosystems in the U.S., California celebrates by encouraging actions to protect the natural variety that is part of the state’s enduring allure.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s mission to protect and promote agriculture includes an array of facilities and professionals whose job is to protect our state’s environment and habitat by identifying, collecting, cataloguing and researching both native Californian species and invasive plants, pests and other organisms that could pose a threat to our ecosystems. This video provides a quick look at some of these vital activities that take place at our CDFA Plant Pest Diagnostics Center in the Sacramento area.