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Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society

Focusing on native plants and conservation in North Idaho

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. The meetings are held on the 4th Saturday of each month, January thru June and September thru November.







February 22, 2020, 9:45-11:30 am, at Sandpoint Community Hall
Priest River Forest Reserve: Then & Now
Jennifer Costich-Thompson
The Priest River Forest Reserve, Idaho’s first federal forest reserve, was established in February 1897. What followed was the extensive evaluation and publication of the Reserve’s characteristics and resources by John Leiberg in his 1899 report, “The Priest River Forest Reserve.” Jennifer’s presentation will provide both historical context and comparison of Leiberg’s work to current forest conditions. For those who have read Jack Nisbet’s book or attended his KNPS presentation, “The Dreamer and the Doctor”, this presentation will provide more details about Leiberg’s local work on the Priest River Forest Reserve.
Bio: Jennifer Costich-Thompson was born and raised in rural northern Idaho and has Forestry and Range degrees from the University of Montana.  She has worked as a forester and team leader in northern Idaho for nearly twenty years and has served as the Idaho Panhandle National Forests’ North Zone Botanist for the last ten years.