How well do you know them? Take a “quiz” to test your knowledge about this amazing group of pines!
Our upcoming 2-part webinar will explore the natural history of six closely related five-needle pines of western North America, and dive into the amazing factoids mentioned below in the “quiz.” Here’s what we have in store for you:
- Part 1 on 12/9: Intro to conifers, intro to pines, sugar pine, and whitebark pine
- Part 2 on 12/16: Limber pine, bristlecone pine, foxtail pines, and 5-needle pine conservation
Giving Back: 50% of your $15 class registration fee is being donated to the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation, a science-based non-profit dedicated to counteracting the widespread decline of all 5-needle pines throughout the Rocky Mountains, Pacific Northwest, and Northern Sierra Nevada.
Are you ready? Here’s your quiz…
Join us for the webinar!
Chris Earle is a forest ecologist based in Olympia, Washington. He is the webmaster of conifers.org and co-author of Trees of the Western U.S. He has traveled, photographed, and written widely about the world’s conifer species.
Michael Kauffmann is a kindergarten through college educator in Humboldt County where he lives with his wife and two young boys. He has served as an ecologist with the CNPS Vegetation Program mapping rare conifers including whitebark pine, yellow-cedar, Pacific silver fir, and bigcone Douglas-fir. He is also the author of Conifer Country, Conifers of the Pacific Slope, and Field Guide to Manzanitas. He is a new board member for the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation.
Michael Murray is a forest pathologist for the BC Ministry Lands and Natural Resources in Nelson, BC. He has worked as Terrestrial Ecologist, Crater Lake National Park as well as Ecologist for the Oregon Natural Heritage Program. Michael received his Ph.D in whitebark pine fire ecology-forest health from the University of Idaho and an M.S degree in natural resources from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. Michael’s interests include whitebark pine dynamics and long term monitoring, climate driven tree declines, and ameliorating forest root diseases. Michael broadcasts a weekly radio show and continues his quest to muster pleasing sounds on pedal steel guitar. He is a long-time board member for the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation.