The Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation will hold their annual Science and Management Meeting in a virtual format on September 16, 2020. This virtual meeting will be in one of the same time slots as the H5II conference, which was postponed until October 5-7, 2021.
The science and management part of the conference starts at 1 pm on Wednesday, September 16, and ends at 4 pm. There is an hour break and then, from 5-7pm, there will be a virtual kegger hosted by Liz Davy when she will auction off items, conduct a very quick members meeting, and provide the WPEF community a chance to socialize in this time of pandemic. It should be loads of fun, and Liz guarantees huge whitebark smiles for all.
The program of this web-based conference includes three hours of science and management talks on three topics:
- status of the National Whitebark Pine Restoration Plan
- climate change in high elevation ecosystems
- post-fire dynamics in upper subalpine forests.
This virtual conference is free to all, but there will be an opportunity to donate during the meeting to cover costs. More information on the event can be found here.