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.

Field Trips and Events, May through September:  Guided native plant walks are led by knowledgeable members. Each month we usually have at least two field trips scheduled for Monday evenings and two for Saturdays or weekends.

Programs and Events, October through May:  A variety of speakers present programs on the first Monday evening of  October, November, January, February, and March at 7:00 pm in the North Fork Room, third floor of the Pond Student Union Building, lower campus of Idaho State University.

For more information:  Find more information online at the Idaho Native Plant Society website,, and click on the Sawabi Chapter link to get to our webpage.

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, contact our Treasurer, Linda Edwards, 714-512-4301,, or pay for membership on the website via PayPal.   Annual Fees (January-December): $10 Student, $10 Senior Citizen, $17 Individual, $22 Household (2 votes), $20 Senior Household, $35 Sustaining, and $100 Patron.

The 2019 elected officers are: Geoff Hogander, President; Paul Allen, Vice President; Barbara Nicholls, Secretary and Linda Edwards, Treasurer.
2019 Board of Directors: Elected officers plus Members at large: Cheri Baker, LaRue Gregerson, Ardys & Karl Holte, Bob & Chris McCoy, Cathy McPherson, Mel Nicholls and Grant Thomas.

2019 Field Trip Schedule here.

  • » Sawabi Plant Walk, June 17

    NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY PLANT WALK, MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019 The Sawabi chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society invites you and your friends to a Monday evening plant walk at 6:30 p.m  at the intersection of the South Fork of Mink Creek Road with Mink Creek Road.  To Carpool and Caravan: Meet at 6:00 p.m at the Bison […]

  • » Sawabi Plant Walk, June 10

    NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY WEST FORK OF MINK CREEK WALK, JUNE 10, 2019The Sawabi Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society invites you and your friends on a plant walk on Monday evening up the West Fork of Mink Creek. The plant and flower identification and storytelling will be led by Professor Karl Holte. To Meet and […]

  • » Sawabi Plant Walk, June 3

    Hell’s Half Acre plant walk NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY PLANT WALK, Monday, June 3, 2019 The Sawabi chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society invites you and your friends to a Monday evening plant walk, June 3rd at 7:00 pm at the Hell’s Half Acre rest stop north of Blackfoot on I-15. To Carpool and Caravan: Meet at […]

  • » Sawabi Field Trip, June 1

    This Saturday, June 1st, our Sawabi group and friends will visit the diverse display of plants at the Orton Botanical Garden in Twin Falls (formerly Plantasia).  This venue features native and desert adapted plants and has been very popular in the past.  They are expecting us ~ 11:00. For those who want to caravan or carpool […]