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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.


Arbor Day Celebration

Saturday, June 4th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Lakeview Park, next to the Bonner County Historical Museum at 611 South Ella Avenue and is open to the public, free of charge. The 18th annual KNPS bake and plant sale is held in conjunction with the Museum’s First Free Saturday.



3rd annual KNPS BBQ & Potluck

 Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:30 at the Waterlife Discovery Center (old fish hatchery)



Current Newsletter:

  (March/April 2016)


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 28-- LeAnn Abell-- BLM Botany in Northern Idaho:  Recent Projects at Blackwell Island, Windy Bay and Gamlin Lake

Le Ann has been the Botanist in the Bureau of Land Management’s Coeur d'Alene District Office since 1992. She works in both the Coeur d’Alene and Cottonwood Field Offices. Prior to coming to Northern Idaho, she worked for both the BLM and Forest Service in the Boise area, and attended graduate school at the University of Idaho. LeAnn is a member of the Northern Idaho Rare Plant Working Group and greatly enjoys, and appreciates the biological diversity associated with her job.