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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This Year's Conference

Picture of pine tree in field with person standing at base and several smaller images relating to human impacts on five-needle pines with text about the conference

Mark your calendars for the 2023 Whitebark Pine Science & Management Conference to be held Oct. 11–14 in Revelstoke, B.C., and hosted by the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation of Canada. This year’s theme is “Pines and People: Human Impacts on Five-Needle Pine”. Join us for whitebark and limber pine conservation talks, multiple field trip options and evening revelry!

Here is an overview of the program:

Oct. 11 – Afternoon field day hosted by the B.C. Ministry of Forests to visit the Kalamalka Research Station in Vernon, B.C., for a tour of the Rust Inoculation and Screening Testing Facility. Evening meet-up for a brewery tour and networking event in Revelstoke.

Oct. 12 – Day One of the Science & Management Conference in Revelstoke, B.C., featuring a dedicated poster session, silent auction, movie screening, public talk and evening dance.

Oct. 13 – Day Two of the Science & Management Conference in Revelstoke, B.C., featuring a Friday the 13th evening revel at Big Eddy’s Glassworks!

Oct. 14 – Private, guided tour of whitebark pine at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, B.C.

Learn more and register on the WPEFC website.