Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation Annual Workshop: "Challenges of Whitebark Pine Restoration"
- Friday, September 20, 2013 from 8:00am to 4:00pm
- Strand Union Building, Ballroom B, United States - view map
WPEF's Annual Science & Management Workshop will be Friday and Saturday, September 20-21, 2013, at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, the gateway city to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE).
The GYE is the focal point of many whitebark pine restoration projects, and we look forward to hearing about them as well as spending a day in some outstanding whitebark pine habitat.
The meeting starts at 8:00 a.m. on Friday in the Strand Union Building at the heart of the MSU campus and is co-sponsored by the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network.
The conference theme, "Challenges of Whitebark Pine Restoration," will be addressed in three plenary talks followed by two concurrent sessions--one describing current research in whitebark and limber pine ecosystems and the other updating us on restoration activities. (Click here for a Program.)
On Friday evening, the WPEF will host a reception, program and fundraiser, open to the Bozeman community. A field trip is scheduled for Saturday to visit interesting whitebark pine communities around Fairy Lake area north of Bozeman, where we will hear from local experts and have time for questions and discussion. Click here for details. We are also planning an optional Sunday field trip along the Beartooth Highway--the highest paved road north of Colorado--to visit an array of whitebark pine and limber pine stands and timberline communities that approach 10,000 feet.