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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 2020)



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 through June and September through November.



KNPS Meeting Presentation - Native Plant Conservation 

January 25, 2020

Preston Andrews Presentation

Ken Thacker Presentation

Phil Hough Presentation



Saturday, March 28th, 2020 CANCELED

In accordance with Panhandle Health District guidance (below) KNPS has decided to cancel our March Program scheduled for March 28th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Idaho public health experts recommend postponing or canceling mass gatherings and public events in any of the following situations:

•The event will draw audiences or participants from communities, states, or countries with confirmed community spread of COVID-19 disease.

•The event will be held indoors and bring together more than 250 individuals where social distancing of 6 feet or more is unlikely or not possible.

•The event’s primary audience includes or may expose high-risk populations, including adults over the age of 60 years and people with underlying chronic medical conditions regardless of the number of attendees.










Landscaping with Native Plants in the Idaho Panhandle, a publication by the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society, is available at the following 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:

Landscaping with Native Plants in the Idaho Panhandle
Addendum Now Available Online Here


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