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.