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.  We pause chapter meetings from June-August, but we will reconnect in September. Other activities are occurring during the summertime and will be posted periodically on this webpage.

2021 Events/Activities

Pahove Chapter’s Annual Native Plant Sale

Some plants are still available to purchase at the MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut Street from Tuesday through Sunday 10am-3pm.

Online ordering is no longer available. thank you


State INPS Meeting

WHEN: June 18-20
WHERE: Scout Mtn campground, Pocatello, Idaho                                                                        WHAT: Botanizing and Socializing

Register Now! Deadline to register is June 7th.

2020/2021 Presentations
Our chapter will hold virtual presentations for our members through May 2021. This format has been working pretty well, allowing us to still offer fascinating presentations to you. Thank you to our presenters! 
We will break for the summer months of June, July, and August and then reconvene in September with what we hope may be a social setting for the start of a new season. Presentation format for 2021/2022 to be determined.
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
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
  • 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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  • » 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.  

  • » Pahove program March 9

    Our regularly scheduled monthly presentation will be next Tuesday, March 9th, at 7pm by Josh Newman, Supervisory Silviculture Forester (South Zone) . Please join us to learn more about Bogus Basin Forest Health & Management.        

  • » Pahove Program February 9

    Our next talk will be on mistletoe by Carol Wilson and is scheduled for next Tuesday, February 9, at 6 pm Pacific Time/7 pm Mountain Time.    Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 825 2694 6424