Native plants are the foundation of our ecosystems

We are on a mission to save the native plants and natural habitats that make the West Kootenay unique. KNPS connects people, plants, and place through science, education and restoration.

Respect

native plants; they need our help

Habitat destruction and climate change threaten the plants that make the West Kootenay special.

Protect

natural habitats with native plants

Preserving native plant habitat in wild areas is essential to support a full range of biodiversity.

 

Connect

with native plants in your yard

Restoring nature, protecting plants and pollinators, nurturing wildlife—these can all be done by you when you garden with native plants.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS


Picking Grasses and Taking Names:  an introduction to floristic inventory
Trail and Rossland
Friday May 31 and Saturday June 1, 2024

Join Iraleigh Anderson RPBio and Valerie Huff MSc to practice floristic inventory rare plant survey methods in the unique serpentine grasslands at Record Ridge. 

Registration now open: here

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Reimagining a Garden for Butterflies
Syringa Provincial Park
Sunday June 23, 2024

A native plant gardening workshop with Bren Beckwith, KinSeed Ecologies. 

Details and registration to follow.

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Syringa Learning Garden Open House
Syringa Provincial Park
Sunday June 23, 2024

Join us for a day celebrating the butterflies and plants of Syringa Park. 

Details to follow.

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Day 1: Bee Biology and Identification
Kokanee Nature Centre
Friday July 19, 2024

In collaboration with the Native Bee Society of BC, join the inimitable Bonnie Zand in our mini-bee school.

Details and registration to follow.

Day 2: Bee Quest
Trail, BC
Saturday July 20, 2024

An exploration of the common and rare bees of the lower Columbia and the Pend d’Oreille Valley

Details and registration to follow.

 

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