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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 2017)


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.


Saturday, May 27th

Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, and the regular monthly meeting will focus on our history and accomplishments 9:45 - 11:30 am at Sandpoint Community Hall.  A celebration is in order!  Rae Charlton, immediate past President of KNPS, will review the creation of the Native Plant Arboretum adjacent to the Bonner County Historical Museum. Several people who were part of the process of transforming the SW corner of Lakeview Park into our Arboretum (1998-1999) will share memories. Carol Jenkins, also a past President of the organization and chair of the committee which created our very successful book, Landscaping With Native Plants in the Idaho Panhandle, will summarize the history of that project and its relevance to current land use challenges. Please join us for the celebration and a piece of 20th birthday cake!