Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation (WPEF)

We are a science-based non-profit dedicated to counteracting the decline of whitebark pine and enhancing knowledge about the value of its ecosystems.


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Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation
PO Box 17943
Missoula, Montana 59808

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2018 Conference

Stanley, Idaho | September 20–22, 2018

Central Idaho Whitebark Pine: High, Dry & 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

2018 Draft Agenda

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 Galena Summit and Rainbow Creek Project Area. This is a management focused trip. Come learn about the approaches Sawtooth and SNRA staff have available to them to manage whitebark pine.

Saturday (9/22) is a field trip to Basin Butte Lookout. Discussions will include Fire and Lookout History, Regen sampling, Blister Rust ID, Plus Tree Program in R4, cooperating and coordinating efforts in R4.


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

Other Stanley Lodging Options

Other Nearby Lodging Options

Challis Chamber of Commerce http://challischamber.com/lodging.html,
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 *Updated*