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.

Native Plants Need Our Help

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

Pollinator conservation = native plant conservation

Native plants and pollinators need each other.  They have co-evolved and adapted to our local environment.

Conserve 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 pollinators, nurturing wildlife—these can all be done by you when you garden with native plants.


Upcoming Events

11:00 pm Elevation – Nelson Museum, Archi...
Elevation – Nelson Museum, Archi...
Nov 25 2023 @ 11:00 pm – Mar 1 2024 @ 11:42 pm
This exhibition explores the vast expanse of the mountains in the Kootenays.  The Kootenay Native Plant Society is one of many local organizations whose work is represented at this exhibit. For more information, go to[...]

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