View of Sitka, Alaska.
Sitka, Alaska.

64th Western International Forest Disease Work Conference (WIFDWC)


Sitka Fine Arts Camp and Westmark Hotel

May 9-13, 2016

Sitka is located on the west coast of Baranof Island in the Alexander Archipelago, Alaska’s Panhandle, and can only be reached by boat or plane. Sitka has a rich cultural history and outstanding natural environment. Near the Gulf of Alaska, Sitka hosts coastal temperate rainforests dominated by western hemlock and Sitka spruce, along with yellow-cedar, mountain hemlock, shore pine, and red alder. Stem decays, hemlock dwarf mistletoe, and yellow-cedar decline are important forest health issues on full display in the abundant old-growth coastal forests of Baranof Island and coastal Alaska.