IMG_3243-2 The Kootenay Native Plant Society celebrates the rich native flora of the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. We seek to foster an understanding and appreciation of our native plants and to preserve their diversity for future generations.

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Kootenay Camas Project News

We are embarking on the third year of Restoring Camas Along the Columbia.

Grow Wild, Grow Native!

Spring is finally here, and many of us are dreaming of gardening. KNPS promotes incorporating ecological design and native species in the garden.

Native species can be planted into your garden to add diversity, ecological balance, and to provide nectar and pollen to bees, butterflies and birds. Come visit us at spring events to learn more about native plants in your garden. Selected native plants and seeds will be available for purchase.

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Blooming Now

Spring Beauty Our occasional blog of what is blooming in the West Kootenay.

Recent entries:

Viola nephrophylla

Northern bog violet

Pink twink

Pink twink

Upcoming Events

Join us for a Wildflower Walk

Saturday June 24, 2017

9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Near Rossland, BC

Native Bee Diversity and Conservation in the Kootenay’s

Join Lincoln Best for a public talk on bee biodiversity in the Kootenay region.

Location and Date to be determined.

Native plants will not be able to disperse at the rate that the climate is changing. To avoid catastrophic biodiversity loss, we need to understand and sustain existing populations, to monitor species and sites with high sensitivity. We need to act now!
Richard Hedba

1:00 pm
Fall Prescribed Burns – Volunteers needed! New Tentative Date – Tuesday October 24, 2017 or Wednesday October 25, 2017 We are closely watching the weather for a window to conduct our small prescribed burn.  [...]
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
9:00 am
Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society are hosting their 5th annual Kootenay Lake Summit. For more information, and to register, go to http://friendsofkootenaylake.ca