Welcome to the website of the Idaho Native Plant Society. The Idaho Native Plant Society (INPS) is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to promoting interest in native plants and plant communities, and collecting and sharing information on all phases of the botany of native plants in Idaho. The Society seeks to foster an understanding and appreciation of our native flora and to preserve this rich heritage for future generations. In keeping with our mission, it is the intent of the INPS to educate its membership and the public about current conservation issues that affect Idaho’s native flora and habitats. Membership is open to anyone interested in our native flora. Read more here.
Our statewide newsletter, Sage Notes, is published four times a year. The September 2015 edition of Sage Notes is available here.
The Idaho Native Plant Society Annual Meeting, hosted by the White Pine Chapter, will be held the weekend of June 10–13, 2016, based at Fish Creek campground near Grangeville, Idaho. Find more information here: 2016 INPS Annual Meeting. Also, a full description and registration form will be in spring 2016 Sage Notes. Plan to attend!
Milkweed/Monarch Survey. The Xerces Society along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently studying the migration and breeding patterns of the western population of monarch butterflies and the distribution of the monarch’s milkweed host plants. The Xerces Society, USFWS, and other partnering agencies are mapping milkweed populations in the eleven western states ( AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY). You can help! If you have observed milkweed and/or monarchs this year, please share your observations via the milkweed and monarch survey located here. If at all possible, send in your information by November 2, 2015. Contact Ashley Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Plant Sales, Chapter Announcements, and other Events can be found on the right. Click on a topic for more details.