This Year’s Conference

Stanley, Idaho

September 20-22, 2018

Central Idaho Whitebark Pine: High, Dry and Burned


Come learn, discuss and see examples of impacts by wildfires and mountain pine beetle and what managers are doing about them in Stanley, Idaho.

Preliminary schedule (detailed schedule to follow)

Thursday (9/20) will be an exciting day of presentations on current and developing research and management at the Stanley Community Center (register early- seating limited). Followed by a fun-filled evening of networking and silent auction at the newly remodeled Mountain Village Bar/Restaurant.

Friday (9/21) is a field trip to Cache Creek Restoration Project on the Boise National Forest where the 2016 Rough and Pioneer Fires burned within weeks with widely different impacts.

Saturday (9/22) is a field trip to the 2012 Halstead fire on Salmon-Challis National Forest to discuss options for management in severely burned areas with little natural seeding and to foster a restoration partnership.


Available at Mountain Village Resort, and at other hotels and nearby campgrounds.

Other Stanley Lodging Options

Other Nearby Lodging Options

Challis Chamber of Commerce,
Lodging sites are available at this web site.
Challis is 60 miles from Stanley, less expensive lodging rates, but an hour and fifteen minute drive. Check out the Challis Hot Springs and the Bed Breakfasts in old Challis.

Also, Ketchum is 60 miles from Stanley and there are lots of lodging options there. the Tamarack Lodge used to honor government rates 208-726-3344


Hosted by the USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection, Boise Field Office & the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network in conjunction with the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation.

Download WPEF 2018 Conference Flier