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H5II Conference

Scientists, management professionals and outdoor enthusiasts interested in learning about the new techniques, research results, and new information in high elevation five needle pine ecosystems are invited to H5II – The Second Conference on the Research and Management of High Elevation Five Needle Pines in Western North America from October 5-7, 2021. The Conference was originally scheduled for September 15-17, 2020 but was rescheduled due to uncertainty around Covid-19. 

Topics will cover the full range for understanding the restoration management of ‘High-5’ species important to both US and Canada, including ecology, genetics, disturbance dynamics (beetle and fire), blister rust, rust resistance, restoration actions, planting, and climate change. This conference builds on findings from the very successful first international symposium held in 2010. Special sessions from the US National Whitebark Pine Restoration Plan (NWPRP) will be featured.

Registration is now open!  You can find more information and register here.

Submit an abstract for a poster or presentation here.

Species To Be Discussed:

•Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis Engelm.)

•Limber pine (P. flexilis James),

•Southwestern white pine (P. strobiformis Engelm.),

•Foxtail pine (P. balfouriana Grev. & Balf.), •Great Basin bristlecone pine (P. longaeva D.K. Bailey), and

•Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine (P. aristata Engelm.)