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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John Van Gundy, Citizen Scientist & Philanthropist

John Van Gundy sponsors a WPEF student research grant focused on whitebark pine dynamics under climate...

January 19, 2023
Save The Whitebark Pine

Join the "Save the Whitebark Pine" campaign to spread awareness about the need to restore this...

January 6, 2023
Breaking News: Whitebark Pine Listed as Threatened in U.S.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service issued a final rule to list whitebark pine as a...

December 14, 2022
The Clark’s Nutcracker Suite

Clark's nutcracker is key to whitebark pine restoration efforts, but the bird’s own adaptability when faced...

December 12, 2022
2022 Holiday Gift Guide

This year's Holiday Gift Guide features a collection of individuals and organizations who have supported the...

December 5, 2022
FHP Gene Conservation, Resistance and Restoration Funding (FY2023)

The U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Health Protection program has announced a new funding opportunity for its...

December 3, 2022
2023 Whitebark Pine Student Research Grants

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

December 3, 2022
FHP Request for Whitebark Pine Project Proposals (FY2023)

The U.S. Forest Service's Forest Health Protection program is now accepting proposals for whitebark pine restoration...

November 4, 2022
Picnic to Honor Joe Ricketts Held at Yellowstone National Park

WPEF and partners hosted a picnic event at Yellowstone National Park to honor Joe Ricketts of...

October 10, 2022
Special Journal Issue on High-Elevation, Five-Needle White Pines

The Forest Ecology and Management special journal issue “Ecology and Restoration of High-Elevation, Five-Needle White Pines”...

September 2, 2022
A Tribute to Steve Arno, Pioneering Forester and Friend

Another brilliant light in the fields of fire and whitebark pine ecology has dimmed. Steve Arno,...

August 23, 2022
High-Elevation, Five-Needle White Pines: Science and Management Webinar Series (2022–2023)

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

August 20, 2022