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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:

  (Nov/Dec 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 November 25th


 “Preserving Lands & Waters that Sustain us Today & Tomorrow,” Speaker: Eric Grace, Executive Director for Kaniksu Land Trust.

Eric will discuss the history of the Kaniksu Land Trust, land trust basics, some past projects, the transition KLT has been undergoing recently, and their vision moving forward, including the campaign to establish a community forest at Pine Street Woods.

Prior to working for Kaniksu Land Trust beginning in 2011, Eric was the Executive Director for the Genesee Valley Conservancy, a non-profit land trust in western New York, where he worked for 14 years. He oversaw the protection of over 9,000 acres of prime farmland and habitat, and also increased recreational opportunities for the public in this rural, agricultural community.

Eric was raised outside of Philadelphia, where he spent many hours on horseback, fishing the streams and exploring the woods. It was these experiences that raised his awareness of the importance of natural land and thus led him to a career in land conservation.

Eric is active on several local and regional boards, including the Advisory Board for the Friends of the Pend d’Oreille Trail, the Idaho Coalition of Land Trusts, the Montana Association of Land Trusts, and the Heart of the Rockies Initiative.



Saturday December 9th

Annual Holiday Potluck

Our KNPS annual holiday potluck will be held at the Sagle Senior Center,
December 9 starting at 11:00 am. Please bring your holiday cheer and a dish to share.
For more information contact Jan Geren 208-263-7279