WHALES of Teton Valley • Entered by Liz McCane on February 26, 2021

SCIENCEx Webinar re: Invasive Tree Diseases

February 23, 2021

Participants and Hours

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Key Issue: Public Lands Health & Protection
Activity Type: Trainings (WALTS, CAREs/GLOWs, research, conferences, workshops, etc.)
Key Partners: USFS

Short Description of Activity

Kathleen learned about:
White pine blister rust in a changing climate: investigating complex interactions to develop strategies to restore and sustain mountain-top ecosystems, presented by Anna Schoettle
Patterns and Impacts of Rapid Ohia Death in Hawaii’s Native Forests: Science-Based Management Approaches, presented by Flint Hughes
Thirty Years of Sudden Oak Death: The Consequences of a Pathogen Invasion, presented by Susan Frankel


The white pine blister rust affects white bark pine in our region. This iconic species of our high elevation forest has not only intrinsic value for its beauty, but is also an important food source for many animals, including Clark’s Nutcracker and the Grizzly Bear.

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