Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation (WPEF)

We are a science-based non-profit dedicated to counteracting the decline of whitebark pine and enhancing knowledge about the value of its ecosystems.


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Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation
PO Box 17943
Missoula, Montana 59808

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The Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation holds a variety of events throughout the year, and we would love to have you join us!

Taproom Dialogue: Whitebark Pine Restoration in Wilderness


Monday, April 8, 2019, 6 to 8 pm at Imagine Nation Brewing Co. in Missoula, MT

The Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation, The Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana, and Imagine Nation Brewing Co. will host an evening of discussion and debate focusing on the pros and cons of conducting restoration projects in wilderness areas using whitebark pines as a case study. Panelists include:

  • Bob Keane, Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation, Associate Director
  • Jimmy Gaudry, USFS, Northern Region, Wilderness Program Manager
  • George Nickas, Wilderness Watch, Executive Director
  • We may be adding additional panelists!

Imagine Nation Brewing Co. will have beer on tap, and food will be available from the amazing food truck, Kamoon Arabian Cuisine!

Link to Taproom Dialogue flyer



Whitebark Pine Educational Hikes


Hikes with Montana Wilderness Association

(Registration Begins April 15, 2019)

  • Sunday, July 14, 2019. Mount Aeneas, Whitebark Pine Ecology Hike near Big Fork, Montana with Melissa Jenkins
  • Saturday, July 20, 2019. Lolo Peak, WBP and Fire Ecology Hike near Lolo, Montana with Alina Cansler
  • Saturday, September 21, 2019. Bear Creek Overlook, Whitebark Pine Ecology Hike near Victor, Montana with Bob Keane

Hikes with Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness

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  • Saturday, August 3, 2019. Scotchman Peak Whitebark Pine Ecology and Management Hike near Clark Fork, ID with Mike Giesey