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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, June 25- Kathy Cousins (IDFG)  “Spring 2016 Update on the Restoration Work on the Clark Fork River Delta” 
Kathy has been with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game since 2004 where she is the Mitigation Staff Biologist for Northern Idaho. Her current focus is protecting and enhancing fish and wildlife habitats within the inundation pool of the Albeni Falls Dam.

Kathy grew up in rural British Columbia and earned both a B.S. and M.S. from the University of British Columbia. After completing her M.S. in animal physiology in 1995, she accepted a three-year position with the University of Hawaii, studying tuna and broadbill swordfish. Kathy later worked for NOAA Fisheries and the Western Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Council where she specialized in developing programs for fishermen to reduce interactions between fishing operations and seabirds, sea turtles and marine mammals.  She also worked with national and international agencies and organizations to find ways to reduce marine pollution and invasive species.