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Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society

Focusing on native plants and conservation in North Idaho


  • to foster an understanding and appreciation of native flora and its habitats in the panhandle area of North Idaho,
  • to advocate the conservation of this rich natural heritage for future generations,
  • to encourage the responsible use of native plants in landscaping and restoration,
  • to educate youth and the general public in the value of the native flora and their habitats.








  About our logo:  Marilyn McIntyre, naturalist and artist, has created our colorful logo depicting the flower, leaves, and the fruit of the kinnikinnick plant.


Current Newsletter:

  (Jan/Feb 2019)


KNPS Presentations

The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society in conjunction with Sandpoint Parks and Recreation have monthly presentations at the Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Avenue. The meetings are held from 9:45 - 11:30 AM. The meetings are held on the 4th Saturday of each month, January thru June and September thru November.


January 26, 2019 

Steve Anderson: Nevada - More than a sagebrush ocean

The basin and range province provides for unique habitats for plant and animal species. Isolated mountain ranges stand in stark contrast to the surrounding deserts and contain many plants that are similar to the northwest. The presentation will concentrate on northeast Nevada and discuss plants, animals and some land management issues.

Steve Anderson graduated from the University of Idaho with a BA in wildlife-fisheries resources and worked for the US Forest Service for more than 30 years. He also spent time in Kenya working for the Peace Corps."