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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:

 May/June 2021



Link to KNPS Cabin article from the 8-31-2021 Daily Bee


KNPS Presentations

The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society has monthly presentations. 

The meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, January through June and September through November.

Currently all meetings will be held on ZOOM.
 See the meeting listing for signup information.



Saturday, September 18 at 10:00 am

To register for this program on Zoom(Required) , go to this link:

Amy Anderson, Executive Director, Selkirk Conservation Alliance

Selkirk Conservation Alliance: Regional threats to water quality and SCA’s work to protect it.

The Selkirk Conservation Alliance works to engage the public in southern Selkirk resource and land management issues through science, education, and economic diversity. In this presentation Amy Anderson will cover the basic threats to regional surface and groundwater quality in the Priest Lake basin. She will discuss point and non-point source pollution and current water quality issues, like invasive species and fish die offs, in Priest Lake and regional tributary streams. The presentation will also cover SCA’s pillar programs: Education, Scientific Research and Advocacy!

Amy Anderson is the new Executive Director of the Selkirk Conservation Alliance located in Priest River. Amy was raised on a small working farm in SE Iowa, but came west to study at University of Idaho, graduating in 2008. She has lived and worked in the Pacific Northwest for the past 23 years. During that time she has worked for several Inland Northwest tribes, including the Coeur d’Alene, Kalispel, Kootenai, Spokane, and Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, on their habitat restoration projects. Prior to joining SCA, she was the Environmental Programs Director for the Kootenai Environmental Alliance, including management of the Coeur d’Alene Lake Waterkeeper. Now, she leads SCA in their efforts to protect the natural resources of our beautiful southern Selkirk ecosystem.






Landscaping with Native Plants in the Idaho Panhandle, a publication by the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society, is available at area retailers for $19.95 (see link below). First published in 2011, it is the resource for any home garden or large landscape project where the many benefits of native plants are desired. In addition to detailed material about the listed plants, there is extensive information included to accomplish successful results.  This book has been made possible with grant support, largely from the Inland Northwest Community Foundation.

Books can be purchased here

Addendum now available (free) online Here


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