KNPS set October Zoom meeting

| October 18, 2020 1:00 AM

The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society will be hosting a talk on ecology and silviculture at its Oct. 24 meeting.

The program will take place only via Zoom and begin at 10 a.m.

The guest speaker will be Chris Schnepf, professor and North Idaho Extension educator in forestry for the University of Idaho. This program will be a live webinar, with opportunity to ask questions via chat. It will also be recorded for later viewing on the KNPS YouTube Channel.

Schnepf, based in Coeur d’Alene, received his bachelor's degree in forestry and environmental studies from Iowa State University, and a master's degree in forest and range management and a master's degree in adult and continuing education, both from Washington State University. He serves as the continuing education coordinator for the Inland Empire section of the Society of American Foresters. Schnepf has written many extension publications and articles for the popular press, produced award-winning videos on selective timber harvesting and forest water quality, and received the Society of American Foresters National Award for Technology Transfer in 2019.

Preceding the presentation, Ken Thacker, KNPS president, will detail the process for the group's annual meeting in November, which will be held via Zoom, including proposed bylaws and board elections.

Registration is required for attendance. The live webinar will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. To register, go online to After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Information: Preston Andrews, KNPS programs coordinator,