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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.


Order Your 2016 Holiday Cards

You can order your 2016 holiday cards at the September 24th and October 22nd KNPS meetings. Last date for ordering will be November 18th.

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Current Newsletter:

  (Sept/Oct 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 September 24: Jim Ekins “Research Topics in Native Plants”

Jim will present results of a variety of recent research projects using native plants, including the use of a floating wetland to improve water quality.


Jim Ekins is the Area Water Educator for the University of Idaho Extension where his major role is to develop non-formal educational programs based on the best available science. Jim has a Natural Resource degree from Western Carolina University and a Masters in Collaboration and Volunteerism from the University of Oregon. He has worked in three National Parks, on a research base in Antarctica, and in wetland restoration for watershed councils in Oregon and Idaho. He's an avid canoeist, skier, runner.

Get Jim's presentation slides here