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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2022 Annual Conference Silent Auction: Bid, Donate and Support Student Research

Each year at the Whitebark Pine Science and Management Conference, we host a silent auction to raise funds for the Student Research Grant program. This joint program with the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation of Canada provides funding to an undergraduate or graduate student in the U.S. or Canada who is conducting research and writing a thesis on whitebark pine. To date, we have supported ten student researchers working on a wide array of whitebark pine topics and featured them at our conferences and in Nutcracker Notes. Many of these former students are now career scientists or land managers and long-time advocates of these ecosystems!

This year’s silent auction will be held at the 2022 Annual Conference in Dillon, Montana, on Thursday, Sept. 15. You can support the silent auction and raise funds for student research grants by donating items or joining the bidding fun. Details on how to donate items or bid are below, along with a preview of items at the auction. Check back regularly to see updated items available!


Please bring any donated items for the silent auction before the start of Thursday’s session at the conference, preferably during the registration period. Items also may be mailed in advance to the mailing address below. If you have any questions, please email WPEF Treasurer Glenda Scott ([email protected]).

Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation/Attn: Glenda Scott

P.O. Box 17943, Missoula, MT, 59808


Get ready for some friendly competition and bid on auction items during Thursday’s session of the conference. Bidding will be open all day and end around 7:30 p.m. during the social event. You do not need to be present to win, but we appreciate it if you cover any shipping costs. Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card (USD preferred).

2022 Silent Auction Items

Here is a preview of the items available to bid on at the silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Student Research Grant program. Be sure to visit the websites of the many businesses and artists who donated items.