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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 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.



October 26, 2019

Diane Stutzman: Plants and Plant Communities of the Channeled Scablands

Summary: Take a trip into the little known world of the interior Columbia Basin.  From the highway, the scablands look bleak and empty, but they are full of life.  Regional Native Americans consider the wheat fields to be a desert, and the scablands to be the breadbasket. Come and find out why.

Bio: Diane Stutzman is the owner of Desert Jewel Nursery in Spokane, which specializes in drought-adapted plants and native plants and succulents from the West and Midwest. She teaches classes in low-water landscape design and is a former BLM Botanist/Regional Data Coordinator in northeastern Washington.

Contact: Preston Andrews, Program Chair (Email: