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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Community Science- Help Locate Clark’s Nutcracker Nests

A Note from Clark's nutcracker Research Scientist Dr. Taza Schaming:   I'm seeking help in locating Clark’s nutcracker...

March 17, 2022
Connie Alfieri Memorial

Connie Sue Wilson Alfieri, a long time Forest Service seasonal employee passed away recently. Connie worked...

March 7, 2022
Bonsai in the Wild

By Josh Porter and Ryan Neil...

December 17, 2021
2022 RFPs for TWO Whitebark Pine Student Research Grants

2022 Request for Proposals for TWO Whitebark Pine Student Research Grants The mission of the Whitebark Pine...

December 16, 2021
Webinar Series

Please join us for a monthly webinar series hosted by the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation, entitled “High-elevation...

December 9, 2021
Register Now for 5-Needle Pine Webinar in Dec 2021

Longtime WPEF board member Michael Murray and new board member Michael Kauffmann are part of a...

October 29, 2021
Free Community Webinar- High Five Pines and the Communities they Bind

As part of the H5II Conference, we will open our doors (virtually) to our larger community...

September 29, 2021
H5II Conference- Register Now!

It’s Time to Register- while there is still room! We have a great program with opportunities...

September 24, 2021
WPEF Statement on Prosposed Threatened Species Status Listing Under the ESA

On December 2, 2020, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service published the proposal to list whitebark...

January 22, 2021
Watch “Ghost Forests” on Montana PBS

A hike during the 2019 Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation Conference bookends a new film on whitebark...

January 13, 2021
US Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Threatened Species Status for Whitebark Pine

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed that whitebark pine should be listed as a...

December 1, 2020
WPEF Canada Seeking Executive Director & Seed Orchard Coordinator

Interested in whitebark and limber pine? You could join the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation of Canada...

November 29, 2020