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. 

2020/2021 Meetings/Presentations/Events

Stay tuned for a flyer with details and dates for the Annual Native Plant Sale in April 2021

Please view our announcement (scroll to just below the last presentation) for information on the Wonderful Wildflower and Weed Show happening in May!

Our chapter will hold virtual meetings for our members for 2021. This format has been working pretty well, allowing us to still offer fascinating presentations to you. Thank you to our presenters! 
Our virtual presentations this season will be at 7pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, in keeping with our regular schedule. Presentations, with permission, will be posted onto Vimeo for viewing (see the links below).
Sept. 8-Don Mansfield and Barbara Ertter-Floristics in Southwestern Idaho
Oct.13-Roger Rosentreter-Cheatgrass In Idaho
(Unfortunately not recorded. Powerpoint forthcoming)
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
Dr. Keeley is currently a research scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, stationed at Sequoia National Park. His research has focused on the ecological impacts of wildfires as well as other aspects of plant ecology, including rare plants, rare habitats such as vernal pools, and plant physiology.
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
Pahove Chapter’s Wonderful Wildflower & Weed Show
WHEN: Sunday May 9, 2021 (Mother’s Day!) (9am-7pm)
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.  



native plant sale

                     Stay tuned for a flyer with details and dates for the                            Annual Native Plant Sale in April 2021

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
  • Daniel Murphy, Secretary
  • Caroline Morris, Chapter Treasurer
  • Kirsten Severud, Chapter Membership
  • Karen Getusky, State Treasurer
  • Vicki Henderson, State Membership
  • Ray Corbin, Member at Large
  • Barbara Ertter, Member at Large
  • Graham McBride, Member at Large

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