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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.


Smithsonian Gardens-Community of Gardens

Follow the link above to see the North Idaho Native Plant Arboretum web page on the Smithsonian Gardens web site.


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.

 April 23rd: Chris Schnepf – Landscaping for Fire Prevention

Chris Schnepf is a Professor and Area Extension Educator in Forestry with the University of Idaho. Schnepf provides a variety of workshops, short courses, field days, publications, videos, and other learning opportunities on applied forest ecology and silviculture for family forest owners, loggers, and professional foresters throughout the Idaho Panhandle.

Schnepf received his B.S. in Forestry and Environmental Studies from Iowa State University, and an M.S. in Forest and Range Management and an M.A. in Adult and Continuing Education, both from Washington State University.

Schnepf serves as the Continuing Education Coordinator for the Inland Empire section of the Society of American Foresters (SAF) and is a member of the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP). He has written many extension publications and articles for the popular press, and has produced an award-winning publication and video on selective timber harvesting.