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.

Contact

406-925-9545
[email protected]

Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation
PO Box 17943
Missoula, Montana 59808

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We will be hiking in 2021!

The Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation will be teaming up with the Montana Wilderness Association and the Cube Iron Cataract Coalition for some hiking adventures.


  • Lewis & Clark Pass, 7/31, alternate date: 8/14 (Family Hike)

Description: We will amble up the Lewis and Clark Pass Trail #493, at a pace suitable for kids 5 and above. Near the top, well enjoy the view and discuss the ecology and conservation of Whitebark pine.
 
  • Lolo Peak, 9/18, alternate date 9/25

Description: This hike will up the Lolo Peak Trail #1311, to the top of Lolo Peak. We will take a break at Carlton Ridge along the way, where we will discuss the 2017 Lolo Peak fire and the ecology of the whitebark pine.
  • Mount Headley, 7/3, alternate date 7/5

Description: A glorious ridgetop hike with excellent views. We will be conducting an inventory of whitebark pine stands with expert Mike Giesey. This hike is within the area proposed for protection by the Cube Iron Cataract Coalition.
 
  • Sliderock Mountain, 9/4, alternate date 9/5

Description: A glorious ridgetop hike beginning at Vermillion Pass, with excellent views, and old growth timber stands. We will be conducting an inventory of whitebark pine stands with expert Mike Giesey. This is within the area proposed for protection by the Cube Iron Cataract Coalition.
 
  • Seven Point Mountain, 9/11, alternate date 9/12

Description: Alpine scenery and great views. We will be conducting an inventory of whitebark pine stands with expert Mike Giesey. This hike is within the area proposed for protection by the Cube Iron Cataract Coalition.

Registration begins on June 15th, 2021 for Montana Wilderness Association members and June 17th for everyone else.

https://wildmontana.org/discover-the-wild/wilderness-walks