Native plants are the foundation of our ecosystems

The need for native plant conservation is more acute than ever

To protect pollinators, protect native plant communities

Plant diversity is important to buffer the effects of climate change

Newsworthy Native Plant Initiatives


KNPS is restoring meadows on Kootenay Lake!



Through the Wildflowers for Pollinators: Citizen Science Meadowscaping Project (W4P) we are working with Kootenay Lake residents to collect wildflower seeds and make meadows that will support native pollinators.  Find out more about the project and how you can become involved here.


“…the single most effective action you can take [to support bees and pollination services] is to plant native wildflower habitat.”

– Xerces Society


Rewild with KinSeed!



There’s a new company in the West Kootenay named KinSeed, specializing in native plant seeds and ecological gardening consulting.  We can help you change your home space into diverse and thriving habitat and contract seed collect and grow plants designed for your ecological restoration needs.  Find out more here, or see our website at KinSeed.

Upcoming Events

10:30 am Wildflower Seed Collection in Cr...
Wildflower Seed Collection in Cr...
Jul 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Crawford Bay Seed Collection Training Come learn about native plant identification and seed collection. Target plants: Silky lupine Round-leaved alumroot Fleabane Western Showy Aster Silver-leaf phacelia Violets Meet at the Kootenay Bay Ferry landing on[...]
11:00 am Pollinator Habitat Creation Webinar
Pollinator Habitat Creation Webinar
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
How to plant for success:  The trials and triumphs of establishing pollinator habitat Description: Does the prospect of picking weeds out of a failed pollinator planting leave you cold?  You’re not alone!  This webinar, delivered[...]
9:00 am Kaslo Area Seed Collection Day @ Leah Honkanen Home (meeting site)
Kaslo Area Seed Collection Day @ Leah Honkanen Home (meeting site)
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We’ll start at Leah’s home and then travel (carpool) to a few sites in the Kaslo Area.  Bring snacks/lunch, water, sturdy shoes, and paper envelopes for seed collection.