The first presenter is Adrian Leslie from the Nature Conservancy of Canada speaking on “Whitebark Pine Restoration: How it’s Done and How You Can Help”. Whitebark Pine is an endangered tree species found throughout the highest elevation forests in the Columbia Basin.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is working with partners on a multi-year restoration program around Kootenay Lake and throughout the Basin, and needs your help. Find out how you can help save the species while you are out in the mountains by taking a few photos with your smartphone. You will also learn how to identify whitebark pine, about whitebark pine ecology, and what is being done to restore the species and the ecosystems that depend upon on it.