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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 2021



Link to KNPS Cabin article from the 8-31-2021 Daily Bee


KNPS Presentations

The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society has monthly presentations. 

The meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, January through June and September through November.

Currently all meetings will be held on ZOOM.
 See the meeting listing for signup information.



Saturday, October 16 at 10:00 am

To register for this program on Zoom (required), go to this link:

Joey Hulbert, PhD, Forest Health Watch Program Director, Washington State University

Western Redcedar Dieback and Community Science in the Pacific Northwest

Western redcedar is a culturally, ecologically and economically important tree to western North America, but recent increases in dieback have raised concern about its vulnerability to hotter and dryer climates. Attend this presentation to learn about a community science approach to address the urgent need for Information and ensure western redcedar remains on the landscape for future generations.


Dr. Joey Hulbert is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Washington State University. He has a background in forest health and is available to answer questions about tree health issues. Joey is the Founder and Director of the Forest Health Watch program, an initiative to make tree science accessible and provide opportunities to make meaningful contributions to accelerate research.






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

Addendum now available (free) online Here


KNPS Raffle Tickets for the KNPS fundraiser held at the IPA from Oct. 21-27. Click on the basket for a link to purchase raffle tickets.

The drawing will be October 27 at the conclusion of the KNPS fundraiser held at the IPA from Oct. 21-27



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