Kansas Native Plant Society

Promoting the awareness, appreciation,
and stewardship of Kansas native plants.

Flint Hills, photo: Scott Bean

  Kansas Native Plants are Waiting for You!


Smoky Hills – Salina Area

September 22 – 24 (Friday-Sunday)


Join native plant enthusiasts as we explore native plant communities and places in the Smoky Hills region where rolling hills of tallgrass to mixed grass prairies meet floodplain forests and wetlands along the Soloman, Saline and Smoky Hill Rivers.

KNPS Members will receive a printed Itinerary in the mail.  Registration is required by September 14th.  Download a copy of the weekend Itinerary, make your reservations and join KNPS in Salina.  

The Silent Auction will not be held in 2023.

Members may submit photos to the annual Photo Contest by September 10.

2023 Plant A Prairie Program

Native plant gardens in schools –  so that children are able to  observe, experience and learn about native plants.  Link to Application.


30 x 30 Plan - National Conservation Effort

The 30 x 30 National Conservation Plan – the Kansas Response .. So Far

Submitted by Michael Kaye, KNPS Policy Committee Chairman.  Download the PDF.

The Biden Administration, by Presidential Executive Order, has offered the Nation a plan for Americans to work collaboratively to conserve and restore the land, air, waters, and wildlife that support and sustain us.  The mission of the Plan, goals and actions, impacts to landowners and communities, habitat and wildlife are discussed in detail in this “Kansas Response” article.  

The “Campaign for Nature” website provides world-view research and information on the 30 x 30 Conservation Plan.