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 beyond. Unfortunately, due to the current situation with the coronavirus, some chapter and local events have been cancelled. We hope to still offer some of these activities this spring and summer as many of you may be interested in getting outdoors in the fresh air, learning something new, and continuing to follow our passion for all things botanical.

2020/2021 Meetings/Presentations

We are hopeful that regular presentations will resume this fall. Our members only kick off event is held in September. Our regular line-up of presentations will begin in October and is open to members and anyone who is interested in attending. Presentations have traditionally taken place on the second Tuesday of each month from October through April at the MK Nature Center at 7pm. The MKNC is located at 600 S. Walnut Street behind Fish and Game headquarters. Refreshments and light snacks are served.

2020 Events (tentative)

(All of these events are subject to change due to the status of the coronavirus situation. We will update you as we get more information.)

  • PAHOVE CHAPTER ANNUAL NATIVE PLANT SALE (pending) We are in the process of assessing the feasibility of holding our annual native plant sale at the MK Nature Center, which was scheduled for April 17th&18th. We will keep you posted as we would love to have this happen still. Let’s cross our fingers.
  • Bee City USA Speaker Series-April 7, May 5-2020 Speaker Series,
  • Idea of Nature Lecture Series– April 16
  • ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY WILDFLOWER SHOW LED BY BARBARA ERTTER on Sunday, May 10th, 11am-4pm  (This is a Pahove Chapter co-sponsored event with the Foothills Learning Center.)
  • BOISE RIVER PLANT WALKS LED BY JAN REED  May 14 (6:30 – 8:00 pm), July 16 (6:30 – 8:00 pm), Sept 12 (6:30 – 8:00 pm)  These events are free of charge and open to all. Information will be presented at a beginner to intermediate level. We will meet at the back parking lot for Willow Lane Athletic Complex at the start time indicated. All plant walks will be led by a volunteer plant ecologist with 20 years of experience identifying wild and cultivated plants of the western U.S. 
  • PAHOVE CHAPTER PLANT IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP LED BY MICHAEL MANCUSO. This workshop is planned for May 15th and 16th. The workshop will be taught at a beginner level and is open to INPS members interested in learning about or improving their understanding of plant terminology, distinguishing characteristics for common Idaho plant families, and general plant identification tips. Flyer forthcoming
  • PAHOVE CHAPTER GRASS ECOLOGY WORKSHOP LED BY ROGER ROSENTRETER. This workshop is planned for May 22nd and 23rd in Jackpot, NV.   Grass field wksp.flyer
  • Friends of the Owyhee (FOTO) hikes and camps-
  • FIELD BOTANY COURSE AT THE COLLEGE OF IDAHO, INSTRUCTOR: DON MANSFIELD, MAY 26TH-JUNE 18TH, including several 1-day field trips and one overnight field trip. Field Botany 2020 Announcement for INPS
  • 2020 INPS ANNUAL MEETING IN POCATELLO,  JUNE 12TH-14TH.            Our state annual meeting is planned for June 12th-14th and hosted by the Sawabi Chapter in Pocatello. The location will be the Mink Creek Group Campsite. There will be tours of the herbarium at the Idaho Museum of Natural History, tour of the U of I Agricultural Experiment Station in Aberdeen and of course plant walks and evening gatherings. Registration will be coming relatively soon.

native plant sale


 APRIL 17, 2020
(if your membership has lapsed you may renew at the sale)
APRIL 18, 2020
at the MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut, Boise

 2019 Annual Native Plant Sale Flyer

Availability List 

Click below to discover previous plant sales

View previous years’ sales lists. 

Board Position Openings
We are still in need of volunteers to fill our board positions (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 (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

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