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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Way Back Whitebark

The Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation was established as a nonprofit organization in 2001. However, some of...

April 26, 2019
Genetics of Five-needle Pines and Rusts of Forest Trees: An IUFRO joint conference

Conference: July 22-26, 2019 Extended field trip: July 26-29, 2019 [caption id="attachment_16630" align="alignnone" width="300"] Stalactiform Rust branch[/caption] IUFRO Sections...

March 8, 2019
2019 Student Grant RFP

Request for Proposals for the 2019 Whitebark Pine Student Research Grant The mission (*1) of the Whitebark...

November 15, 2018

Why We Are Concerned About the Future of Whitebark Pine Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) is regarded as...

November 13, 2018

Fire is the keystone disturbance that shaped most whitebark pine landscapes, so treatments should be designed...

November 13, 2018
Fire Regimes

Whitebark pine fire regimes are quite variable in space and time, but in general, three types...

November 13, 2018

Whitebark pine is important to wildlife primarily because the large and nutritious seeds it produces are...

November 13, 2018

Whitebark pine is a slow growing, long-lived, stone pine (subgenus Strobus, section Strobus, subsection Cembrae} of high-elevationforests and timberlines...

November 13, 2018
Recent Whitebark News – Groundbreaking New Genetic Research

Breakthrough Genetic Research could have Implications for Whitebark Pine Conservation! Development of nuclear microsatellite loci for Pinus...

October 18, 2018
IRA Required Minimum Distribution

How You Can Contribute to the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation through your IRA Required Minimum Distribution: Those...

October 12, 2018
Climate Change & Whitebark Pine

Are Survivors Different? Genetic-Based Selection of Trees by Mountain Pine Beetle During a Climate Change-Driven Outbreak...

October 4, 2018

by Cathy Cripps, Montana State University Like all pines, whitebark pine depends on mycorrhizal fungi to survive and...

October 4, 2018