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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Five-Needle Pines Community Science Project: Summary of 2023 Observations

As the second year of the PCT community science project begins, we mapped out last year’s...

April 29, 2024
Student Spotlight: Joshua Beisel

Meet Joshua Beisel, a PhD student at the University of Montana, who is studying interactions between...

April 15, 2024
Repeat Photography Tells the Whitebark Pine Story

Repeat photography is a powerful tool for documenting landscape change by taking a series of photos...

January 29, 2024
Q&A with Nancy Bockino: Whitebark Warrior

Meet Nancy Bockino, a field ecologist who has spent the past three decades dedicated to conservation...

January 22, 2024
2024 Whitebark Pine Student Research Grants

The Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation is accepting proposals for two whitebark pine student research grants....

December 14, 2023
Scientists Sequence Genome for Threatened Whitebark Pine

Researchers have sequenced the whitebark pine genome, presenting new opportunities to help the threatened, high-altitude tree...

December 13, 2023
Yellowstone Club Certified as Whitebark Pine Friendly Ski Area

The Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation has certified the Yellowstone Club as a Whitebark Pine Friendly Ski...

December 7, 2023
2023 WPEF Annual Member Meeting

Join us for the 2023 WPEF Annual Member Meeting being held virtually on Monday, Dec. 4,...

November 21, 2023
FHP Whitebark Pine Restoration Funding (FY2024)

The U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Health Protection (FHP) is now accepting project proposals for its Whitebark...

November 1, 2023
High-Elevation, Five-Needle White Pines: Science and Management Webinar Series (2023–2024)

The "High-Elevation, Five-Needle White Pines: Science and Management Webinar Series" occurs the third Tuesday of each...

October 9, 2023
The Bird & the Tree: An Evening for Whitebark Pine

On September 28th, 2023, leaders from land management agencies, non-profits, tribal nations, and the public gathered...

October 6, 2023
Five-Needle Pines Community Science Project: Mid-Season Update

In collaboration with the Pacific Crest Trail Association and the California Native Plant Society, the Whitebark...

August 22, 2023