Sawabi Chapter (Pocatello)

Sawabi (the Bannock word for Sagebrush) is the name of the Southeast Idaho chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society (INPS).  Statewide there are seven chapters of the INPS.

Sawabi Chapter’s Goals:

  • To educate the public about Southeast Idaho’s native plants and how to conserve them and their habitats.
  • To teach others about the effects of invasive plants.
  • To promote the use of native plants in landscaping.
  • To enhance the enjoyment of our native plant heritage.
  • To provide a community for those with shared interests.

Everyone is invited!  The public is invited to all of our field trips, talks, and events.

Membership renewal forms have been mailed out and renewals can be mailed to the chapter or completed online at the Idaho Native Plant Society website..

Become a Sawabi Member of the Idaho Native Plant Society

Our emails will keep you informed.  A week before each event, members will receive emails describing the event in detail.  Members also receive the quarterly INPS Newsletter, Sage Notes.

If you would like to become a member, email our Treasurer, M’Liss Stelzer at or pay for membership on the INPS Membership webpage via PayPal.   Annual membership fees can be found on the Membership webpage.

The current elected officers are: Vacant, President; Paul Allen, Vice-President; M’Liss Stelzer, Secretary/Treasurer. Members-at-Large remain the same with the addition of Jim Glennon

Sawabi meeting April 4

The Sawabi Chapter met Monday April 4 at the Puerto Vallarta Restaurant. We accepted the resignation of Geoff Hogander, President and Barbara Nicholls, Secretary. Paul Allen was re-elected Vice-President and M’Liss Stelzer was elected Secretary/Treasurer. The office of President remains vacant. The 2022 Field Trip schedule (is attached, don’t know how you want to include it on the page).

Sawabi program May 2

The last monthly Sawabi meeting is Monday, May 2 in the North Fork Room of the ISU Pond Student Union Building at 7 pm. This is our annual member photo share where members are invited to bring a thumb drive with their favorite plant photos or activities from the past year.

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