Welcome

The Idaho Native Plant Society 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. We seek to foster an understanding and appreciation of our native flora and to preserve this rich heritage for future generations.

 
April 2021 is NATIONAL Native Plant Month!

It’s official!

The passage of a Senate Resolution designates April 2021 National Native Plant Month! View the press release from Senator Rob Portman’s office.

https://www.portman.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/portman-hirono-praise-unanimous-senate-passage-bipartisan-resolution

Let’s spread the word across our state to celebrate!

Consider celebrating by hosting educational activities, native plant sales, planting projects,  invasive weed removal projects, promoting native plant communities, supporting pollinators and wildlife, and conservation.

PLUS there’s more to celebrate:

April 18-24, 2021 is Native Plant Appreciation Week in IDAHO!

View the signed proclamation designating Native Plant Appreciation Week.

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Sage Notes

Click to view the latest issue of our statewide newsletter, Sage Notes.

Idaho Botanical Foray

The Idaho Botanical Foray is a plant collecting trip that meets annually during the summer. Hosting rotates among the state’s 4 largest academic herbaria. You can learn more by visiting this Facebook page.

Amazon Smile (https://smile.amazon.com/)

Did you know that if you shop at Amazon that you can designate a non-profit or charity of your choice to donate to? If you choose the Idaho Native Plant Society, then INPS receives a small percentage of each of your online orders. Every donation, no matter how small, helps INPS with its mission to conserve, promote interest in, and educate others about Idaho’s native plants and habitats. To go directly to the Amazon INPS unique link click here.

Mapping Milkweeds and Monarchs

 Idaho Fish and Game has teamed up with the Xerces Society to engage citizen scientists (like you perhaps!) in a project to collect data on populations of native Milkweeds and sightings of Monarch Butterflies. Here is a link to the Western Monarch Milkweed Mapper and and article explaining the project, https://idfg.idaho.gov/blog/2017/02/idahos-monarch-connection.

Botany Bill (update as of March 6, 2019)
March 6th, Representative Quigley (D-IL) and co-sponsor Representative Rooney (R-FL) reintroduced the “Botany Bill” in the House of Representatives (full name: The Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration, and Promotion Act). See this  website for more details, www.botanybill.weebly.com
 
“The bill is similar to the version from the 115th Congress. It supports plant research, the placement of botanists in the land management agencies, the plant conservation programs, the plant conservation alliance, and NFWF grants for plant-related projects. The creation of a native plant “preference policy” for federal land restoration has been slightly modified — under the new bill, the Departments of Interior and Agriculture will create a policy and disseminate it to other agencies. This modification dramatically cuts the number of committees required to review the bill and improves chances for action. “