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

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If you encounter any issues with registration, please contact Julee Shamhart ([email protected]) for assistance. Thank you for your interest in our conferences and workshops!

2024 Whitebark Pine Science and Management Conference and Workshops


The annual conference brings together researchers, managers, students, and enthusiasts of whitebark pine and other high-elevation, five-needle pine ecosystems in the Western United States and Canada. Everyone is invited to attend. If you are a non-member, one-year membership is included with your registration fee.

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, October 9, 2024
  • Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation Board Meeting
  • High-Elevation, Five-Needle Pine Science Working Group Meeting (Tentative)
  • Monitoring and Project Planning Workshops (Tentative)
  • Evening Public Presentation
Thursday, October 10, 2024
  • Conference Presentations and Workshops
  • Conference Social and Silent Auction
Friday, October 11, 2024
  • Field Trip to Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort

Call for Presentations

We are looking for scientists, managers and students to present talks (12-20 minutes) and posters at the 2024 Annual Whitebark Pine Science and Management Conference. Please email Teresa Lorenz ([email protected]) with an informative title and short description (<200 words) of your proposed talk or poster by August 1, 2024 (Please note that this deadline has been extended).

Accomodations and Activities

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Conference Venue Hostel and Rooms

  • The Churchill School, where the conference will be held, has a hostel with 4 beds available on site through AirBnB. The hostel rooms contain bunkbeds for 4 people and are available starting at $35 a night (if riding your bike on the TransAmerica Trail is part of your conference plan, you can get an additional discount!).
  • The Churchill School also has 2 apartments available for rent at $95 or $130/night.


  • Unfortunately, all USFS campgrounds near Baker City appear to close the first week of October. If you plan to arrive earlier, there is camping at Anthony Lake and Union Creek Campground – Rogue River through recreation.gov.
  • The closest State Park campground appears to be Unity Lake State Recreation Site, which is approximately 35 miles from Baker City.
  • There is a Bureau of Reclamation campground at Phillips Lake Reservoir, 15 miles southwest of Baker City. There is campground information on Recreation.gov, but reservations are not available through the website. You can contact the Baker Valley Irrigation District for information at 541-523-5451.
  • There are several private campgrounds in or near Baker City. Mt View RV has good reviews on Trip Advisors.

Other Activities in and around Baker City, Oregon

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