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Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society

Focusing on native plants and conservation in North Idaho

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September 2020 Meeting

 

Mountain Goats: Living on the Edge ---YouTube Presentation

If you missed the live Zoom program on September 26, it is now available on the KNPS YouTube Channel. If you already saw it, please recommend it to a friend.

The guest speakers are Laura Wolf from Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Britta Mireley from Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness.

Laura Wolf has been a wildlife biologist with IDFG for 13 years. Based out of Coeur d’Alene, she works primarily with big game species such as deer, elk, moose, wolves, and mountain lions, but is most excited when she gets to work with mountain goats. She recently led the statewide Mountain Goat Management Plan for Idaho.

Britta Mireley is the Deputy Executive Director for FSPW. She talks about the FSPW’s Goat Ambassador Program – its successes and challenges in 2020 and looking ahead to 2021.

To access the YouTube recording, go to: https://youtu.be/6-qJB4NhQDk

 

October 2020 Meeting

Ecology and Silviculture of Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa)

If you missed the live Zoom program on October 24th, it is now available on the KNPS YouTube Channel. If you already saw it, please recommend it to a friend.

The guest speaker is Chris Schnepf, Professor and North Idaho Extension Educator in Forestry for the University of Idaho.

Chris Schnepf, based in Coeur d’Alene, received his B.S. in Forestry and Environmental Studies from Iowa State University, and an M.S. in Forest and Range Management and an M.A. in Adult and Continuing Education, both from Washington State University. Chris serves as the Continuing Education Coordinator for the Inland Empire section of the Society of American Foresters. He has written many extension publications and articles for the popular press, produced award-winning videos on selective timber harvesting and forest water quality, and received the Society of American Foresters National Award for Technology Transfer in 2019.

Program description: Subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) is found throughout the western United States. It is most commonly associated with high-elevation forests, but it has an adaptive advantage anywhere it gets cold, so it is also commonly found at lower elevations in colder areas (e.g. along streams or in frost pockets). Subalpine fir is a beautiful, unique tree that many Idahoans cherish, in part, because of the places it tends to grow – in high elevation forests where we love to recreate.

To access the YouTube recording, go to:  https://youtu.be/AYlj7dh6O24

 

November 2020 Meeting

A Vascular Flora of the Selkirk Mountains of Bonner and Boundary Counties, Idaho

If you missed the live Zoom program on November 28th, it is now available on the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society YouTube Channel. If you already saw it, please recommend it to a friend.

The guest speaker is Harpo Faust, M.S. student at the Stillinger Herbarium, University of Idaho, Moscow.

Harpo Faust received her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz and worked as a seasonal botanist before starting her graduate degree at UI. Harpo is the recipient of this year’s Lois Wythe grant awarded by KNPS. Harpo is passionate about rare plants and hopes to continue to work as a botanist after she finishes her degree this winter.

Program description: The Selkirk range is ecologically distinct, hosting an assemblage of boreal, coastal, Rocky Mountain and Columbia Basin floristic influences, with a rich geologic and glacial history that make for a diverse botanical flora. Before 2019, no comprehensive inventory of the vascular flora of the Selkirks had been conducted. During the past two summers, more than 4,000 unique vascular plants were collected over the 886 square mile study area. The study resulted in many interesting finds, including state and county collection records, and an updated inventory of nearly 95 plant families.

To access the YouTube recording, go to: https://youtu.be/gEAJ1vJqwFU