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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:

  (Sept/Oct 2018)


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.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

 “The Moist Montane and Climate Change: 40 Years of Phenological Observations in North Idaho,”

KNPS’s own Marilyn McIntyre will share her observations, through photos, sketches, and words, of the changes in plant and animal cycles in the moist montane forest of the northern Rockies region.  She will discuss the influences of climate variations on habitat. McIntyre is both an artist and a naturalist. Her records reflect her observations during nearly 40 years in the Cabinet mountains at 3200’ .

After receiving her degree in Art from California State University, East Bay, McIntyre worked for the Idaho Department of Lands as a resource technician focusing on forest improvement. She served on Incident Management Teams in North Idaho and Montana. Visitors to the Arboretum can view her recent mural: Our Wondrous Watershed.