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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Summer Hike Series

We plan hiking adventures to high-elevation forests each summer with Wild Montana and other organizations. All hikes are open to the public. Join us to learn more about the conservation of whitebark pines, help conduct tree inventories and revel in the beauty of these wondrous landscapes.

Contact us if you are interested in leading an upcoming hike.


2022 Hike Series: WPEF teamed up with Wild Montana to offer the following hikes.

  • Mount Aeneas- Whitebark Pine Ecology (Jewel Basin near Big Fork, MT)
    Great opportunity to learn about the ecology of a high elevation tree that is proposed for listing under ESA. Stunning views into Glacier NP and the Bob Marshall Wilderness from the summit. Mountain goats are commonly seen.
  • Johnson Lake- Fire and Whitebark Pine in the Pintlers (Near Philipsburg, MT)
    We will hike through a recent burn to Johnson Lake, possibly continuing to Rainbow pass, and discuss whitebark pine ecology and subalpine/alpine fire ecology.

Sign Up for a Wilderness Walk on the Hike Wild website. Registration opens May 6, 2022.