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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.



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Current Newsletter:

  (Nov/Dec 2015)


November 28, 2015

“Progress Towards Treasured Landscapes: Whitebark Pine Restoration”, 9:45 - 11:30 AM at Sandpoint Community Hall.  Jennifer Costich-Thompson will provide an update regarding the Treasured Landscapes -- Prescribed Fire and Whitebark Pine Restoration project, an effort to help re-establish whitebark pine in part of its suitable range within the northern Cabinet Mountains. This event begins at 9:45 AM at Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 First Avenue, and is open to the public, free of charge.

Jennifer grew up in northern Idaho and feels fortunate to still live, work, and play in the area that she loves. She has degrees in Forestry and Range Resources from the University of Montana and has worked for the U.S. Forest Service since 2004.  She currently serves as the North Zone Botanist for the Idaho Panhandle National Forests, where she can engage her passion for native plants and conserving rare plants, including whitebark pine.