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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.



Saturday, September 28, 2019

 IMPORTANT: This program will take place at UI’s Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center, 10881 North Boyer Road (Entry gate is 100 yards north of Schweitzer Mountain Road.)

Kyle Nagy and Jennifer Jensen: Native Plant Research and the Heritage Apples at UI's Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center
University of Idaho is starting a research project this year at their Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center on growing native plants in North Idaho. The Center also grows a wide variety of heritage apple varieties that are adapted to our region. We will learn about both of these aspects of UI’s research and extension efforts in Sandpoint, as well as experience the exceptional features of the Center, learn about the botany and history of apples, and sample some of the delicious, in-season apple varieties that are grown there.

Kyle Nagy is the Superintendent and Orchard Operations Manager at the University of Idaho's Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center.  Kyle has managed the USDA Certified Organic orchard consisting of 68 apple varieties since 2011.  He received his Bachelor's degree in Environmental Horticulture at the University of Minnesota and is currently pursuing his Professional Science Master's degree at the University of Idaho.


Jennifer Jensen is University of Idaho’s Extension Educator for Bonner County focusing on horticulture, small farms and food systems. Jennifer received her B.S. in Agriculture from West Virginia University and an M.S. from University of Idaho in Plant Science. Before coming to Bonner County, she worked at several public gardens as both a gardener and educator, and was the Extension Educator in Boundary County for five years.

Contact: Preston Andrews, Program Chair (Email: