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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H5II Conference- Register Now!

It’s Time to Register– while there is still room! We have a great program with opportunities to share the virtual stage with other participants.

Everyone registered by October 1st will have access to the virtual conference platform on that day- check out the speakers and their abstracts, make your personalized schedule, familiarize yourself with the program so you don’t miss out on anything!!! You will receive instructions on navigating the conference site. Want more information? Check out the Registration Page.

Attention FEDERAL EMPLOYEES– Are you unable to register because of the pause on year-end credit card use? We have a solution for you! Please REGISTER and select “pay by check” for your payment method. Then on October 1st, or soon after, go to https://highfivepines.org/ to submit your credit card payment. A link to “change payment” will be available on the Home page. Registering now rather than waiting until October 1st will allow you to receive access to the virtual conference and all the information for attendees in a timely manner. Please contact [email protected] with questions.

The Program

We have a fantastic program- many cutting edge research presentations, experienced management plans and operations, cultural values, and much more. Want to learn more about activities in our National Parks for high five species? What about how dendroecology helps us better understand these iconic species? Don’t miss the talks on the most recent fire and climate change studies? Or interested in the status of restoration in Montana and Idaho?

You can view the program schedule https://highfivepines.org/program-and-events/program/. There are 20 sessions with four to six speakers- the last 30 minutes is a live panel discussion with the speakers and moderator answering questions and inviting dialogue.

SAF CFE Credits

Society of American Foresters has approved the conference for Continuing Forestry Education credits- please visit the website for the details (https://highfivepines.org/saf-continuing-forestry-education/). Contact [email protected] if you want to earn credits.


The conference platform is perfect for re-connecting with friends and co-workers, delving deeper into various topic areas. The networking rooms are always “open,” stop by and visit or join in the focus discussions on Wednesday afternoon (3:30) for some deeper conversation.