White Pine (Moscow)

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White Pine’s Grants Program — How to apply.  Deadline for larger grants is April 1

–for you? –Your school, organization or agency?


The White Pine Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society sponsors a grants program to promote awareness and use of locally native plants in landscapes within the geographic area of north-central Idaho (and including some parts of eastern Washington). Examples of projects that are appropriate for this program include: restoration of degraded sites using native plants, incorporating native plants into landscaping (particularly in public places), trail or other educational signs, seed collection, and research involving all aspects of native plants. There are two grant categories:

Small Grants: Grants of up to a maximum of $1000 per project may be awarded. The amount awarded may be reduced due to chapter budget restraints and the number of applications submitted and approved. The deadline to submit the completed form for the current year is April 1.

Mini Grants: Grants of $200 or less may be awarded to fund short term, potentially but not necessarily, student-involved projects. These may be awarded by the grant administrator on request at any time during the year if the Committee approves the proposal.

See White Pine Chapter website for more information:   http://whitepineinps.org/WPgrant.html


Publicity and Outreach people needed!

Sonja Lewis is moving to California later this spring, and White Pine invites you to help get the word out about our exciting work! The position could be shared by 2 to 3 people. Here’s the publicity we do, so far:

  • Keep White Pine-INPS email recipients informed of events and related information. Coordinate with website (Nancy Miller will help you).
  • Send announcements (often in shortened form) to newspapers and other news media, and to email lists of libraries and college departments.
  • Design flyers/posters for White Pine programs. Include these with announcements, when appropriate.

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White Pine events scheduled so far, into 2018


March 8:  Timothy D. Hatten, PhD: “Native bees, pollinators, and a rare endemic plant (Silene spaldingii):  Untangling a pollination-system mutualism within the Channeled Scablands Ecosystem” 

February 27, 2018, 1:00 pm to Thursday, March 1, 2018 noon. Rare Plant Conference, Boise, Idaho.
Contact chair Rose Lehman
by email.

*new* April 5: Life Cycle of Camas, including effects of fungus on the bulb. Sponsored by Palouse Prairie Foundation and cosponsored by White Pine-INPS, with details later.

April 19: Juanita Lichthardt: Two Idaho Rare Plants, Idaho Phlox (Phlox idahonis) and Water Howellia (Howellia aquatilis)

May 12, 2018, 8:00am to 4:00pm: Steptoe Butte Botany Blitz, led by James Riser

May 18: Time TBD. Setup for INPS White Pine Chapter Native Plant Sale
May 19: INPS White Pine Chapter Native Plant Sale, at
1912 Center, Arts Room, 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho.

June 9: 8:00am to 4:00pm: Steptoe Butte Botany Blitz, led by James Riser

Friday, June 29 to Monday, July 2: INPS 2018 Annual Meeting hosted by Calypso Chapter
Location: Bumblebee Campground between Wallace and Coeur d’Alene, 8 miles north of I-90 at Kingston exit (Exit 43)
For additional details see the September 2017 issue of Sage Notes.
Contact Derek Antonelli
by email.

September 13: Angela Sondenaa: Nez Perce Tribe’s Rare Plant and Conservation Work

MOST meetings and programs are held at 7:00pm, at Moscow’s 1912 Center.

More details will be available later.




  • » Whitepine Meeting November 29

    Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. White Pine Chapter meeting Presenter: Dr. Penny Morgan Contributors:Penelope Morgan, James Riser, Eva Strand and Steve Bunting, University of Idaho, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences Emily K. Heyerdahl, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula Fire Sciences Lab John Abatzoglou, University of Idaho, Department of […]

  • » White Pine Chapter meeting October 11

    Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. White Pine Chapter meeting, co-sponsored with Palouse Prairie Foundation Speaker: Dr. Tanya Cheeke, Assistant Professor, Microbial Ecology, Washington State University Program: Mycorrhizal Fungus Transplants Can Help Restore Prairies Location: 1912 Center, Great Room, 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho. Tanya Cheeke, Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology, School of […]

  • » White Pine Program, September 13

    Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. White Pine Chapter meeting Speaker: Dr. Angela Sondenaa Program: Nez Perce Tribe’s Rare Plant Conservation Program Location: 1912 Center, Great Room, 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho. Dr. Angela Sondenaa, White Pine Chapter member, will present a program on the Nez Perce Tribe’s rare plant and prairie conservation […]

  • » White Pine field trip, July 21

    Saturday, July 21, 2018. 8:30 am. White Pine Chapter field trip—Forest Insects and Tree Health Leader: Dr. Steve Cook, Professor, Forest Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Idaho Location: starting at UI Arboretum Red Barn parking lot and then moving to multiple forest sites to examine forest health and insect activity Please meet at the […]