Pahove Chapter (Boise)

Welcome to Our Chapter

Welcome to the Pahove Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society. We are located in Boise and support the citizens of the Treasure Valley and southwestern Idaho.  Anyone interested in botany, nature, wildlife, landscaping, gardening, hiking, photography and/or being outdoors are very welcome to join.

2021/2022 Presentations

Chapter presentations will begin in October 2021. We will hold presentations on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm from Oct.-April. Presentations will remain virtual for the 2021/2022 season, but we are considering hybrid options as COVID and human health conditions allow. Presentations are open to the public as well as members of INPS chapters.
2021/2022 Season Line-Up

!Mark Your Calendars!


Dec 14-Barbara Ertter-New Discoveries and What’s Cool in the Boise Front 

Jan 11-Pat Fields-Regional Miocene fossil floras, their biogeographic significance, and relevance to climate change studies 

Feb 8-Peggy Owell-BLM National Plant Conservation Program

Mar 8-Lynn Kinter-Idaho’s Wicked Plants: Painful, Poisonous, & Pernicious Species

April 12-Israel Borokini-TBD

Tuesday Oct. 12th @ 7pm : Galls of southwestern Idaho by Samuel DeGrey
Tuesday, Nov 9th @ 7pm-Restoration plant material development in the Great Basin region of the United States: A History and Comparison of Research Approaches by Francis Kilkenny
Presentations, with permission, will be recorded and posted for future viewing (see the links above for talks from this 2021/2022 season and please see the links below for presentations from our 2020/2021 season).

2020/2021 Presentations (past season available below)

Sept. 8-Don Mansfield and Barbara Ertter-Floristics in Southwestern Idaho
Oct.13-Roger Rosentreter-Cheatgrass In Idaho
Nov.10- Jack Nisbet-The Leiberg Family in Idaho, 1884-1907
Dec.8-   Ron Bitner-Pollinator-related topic/ Bee Biology, TBA
Jan.12-  John Keeley-Nexus Between Wildfire Catastrophes, Climate, and Population Growth
Feb.9- Carol Wilson-Mistletoe diversity and biogeography with a focus on dwarf mistletoe in the Idaho landscape
Mar.9-Josh Newman, USFS Forester-Bogus Basin Forest Management
April 13-Jennifer Sowerwine-Biocultural systems, food security, and eco-cultural restoration in the Klamath River Basin
May 11-Derek Antonelli-Conifers of Idaho



native plant sale


Click below to discover previous plant sales

View previous years’ sales lists. 

Board Position Openings
We are still in need of a volunteer to fill our board position (president). If you are interested in helping ensure that the Pahove Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society continues to connect with our community about native plants and plant communities, then please consider volunteering your time as a board member.
(Please read below to learn more about what our local chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society does for our flora and fauna and our community.)
The Pahove Chapter:
    • supports native plant demonstration gardens at schools, local businesses, in our city, and other surrounding areas across the Treasure Valley
    • supports native plant restoration projects, such as the Yankee Fork project, the Birds of Prey Center project, and the Boise River project
    • funds native plant related publications, such as the Native Plant Coloring Book, Native Plants fandex, and Mirabilis brochure
    • funds teaching materials, such as field guides
    • sponsors plant workshops, such as the Astragalus, Brassicaceae, and Aquatics workshops
    • sponsors and staffs the Idaho Rare Plant Conference
    • contributes articles to our Sage Notes newsletter
    • hosts an annual Native Plant Sale
    • donates to our state’s herbaria
    • donates to the MK Nature Center
    • donates to the Idaho Botanical Garden and its Idaho Native Plant Garden
    • donates to the ERIG (Education, Research, and Inventory Grant)
    • awards Education and Enrichment for members
    • offers monthly presentations (Oct.-April) on botany, nature, and other scientific topics
    • offers field tours/field trips to members
    • offers comaraderie
    • stays informed about conservation issues and shares information with our chapter members
    • stays connected with our community
    • and much more…


Wildflowers of Southern Idaho Coloring Book

Take this coloring book along with you when you are hiking, photographing, or simply enjoying the outdoors. Published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Pahove Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society, this coloring book may be reproduced but not sold. Share it with every child you know!

Wildflower Coloring Book

In the Boise area (wildflower walks and trails)

In the Boise area (plant suppliers)

In the Boise area (landscapers)

Many other landscapers also may install buffalo grass and blue grama grass plugs. 


  • Karie Pappani, President – pahove.chapter.president [at]
  • Susan Ziebarth, Vice President, Plant Sale Manager
  • Daniel Murphy, Secretary
  • Caroline Morris, Chapter Treasurer, Conservation Committee
  • Kirsten Severud, Chapter Membership
  • Karen Getusky, State Treasurer
  • Vicki Henderson, State Membership, Chapter IT Committee
  • Ray Corbin, Member at Large
  • Barbara Ertter, Member at Large
  • Anna Lindquist, Education & Outreach Committee

Write to the Pahove chapter at


  • » Pahove presentation October 12

    Pahove Chapter Presentation Tuesday Oct. 12th @ 7pm   Join Zoom Meeting Samuel DeGrey will speak on…    “Sitting at the crossroads between entomology and botany, galls are an often overlooked component of our natural landscape. We will discuss the general concept of what a gall is, what creates galls, how to rear out gall-making insects, and […]

  • » Pahove zoom meeting September 14

    This year, instead of gathering in-person to celebrate the fall season, we invite you to cozy up around the warm glow of your computer screen to celebrate native plants! Join us on Zoom next Tuesday, Sept.14th at 7pm for a review of our year, a preview of upcoming events, and a few rounds of native plant […]

  • » Pahove Presentation April 13

    Next Tuesday, April 13th, we will host a Zoom presentation by Jennifer Sowerwine. She specializes in Metropolitan Agriculture, Sustainable Food Systems, Agroecology and Food Sovereignty at UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management.   Please join us for an enlightening evening,  Karie Pappani Pahove Chapter President Pahove presentation_Sowerwine_041321

  • » Pahove Chapter’s Wildflower Show May 9, 2021

    INPS-Pahove Chapter’s Wildflower Show WHEN: Sunday May 9, 2021 (Mother’s Day!) (11am-4pm) WHERE: Idaho Botanical Garden (IBG), 2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712. COST: IBG admission fees will be charged, except for members of IBG and Reciprocal Admission Program COVID MASKS: This event is public. IBG requires visitors to wear masks. MORE INFORMATION: Call 208-954-1092.