Whitebark Pine Films
Hope and Restoration: Saving the Whitebark Pine
“Hope and Restoration – Saving the Whitebark Pine” is a powerful documentary short that tells the story of whitebark pine and the people and organizations working to restore this threatened species. Co-produced by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Center for Conservation Media and The Ricketts Conservation Foundation, the film includes rarely seen footage of Clark’s nutcrackers, grizzly bears and the iconic soaring mountain landscapes whitebark pine call home.
For the Love of Whitebark Pine Films
You can check out more of their beautiful short films and photos at Creative Ascents Films.
For the Love of Whitebark Pine
Into the Canopy
Getting to Work
What are Those Pouches on the Trees?
Hunting for Pinecones
Whitebark in Winter
A Strangling Fungus
The Loss of Whitebark
Citizen Science Projects
Current- The Pacific Crest Trail Five-Needle Pine Project, Michael Kauffmann (WPEF) & PCTA
Current- The Whitebark Pine Project, Aaron Wells
Current- The Nutcracker Ecosystem Project, Taza Schaming
2014- Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation, Carol Treadwell (BMWF) & Bob Keane (WPEF)
2016- Clark’s Nutcracker Project, Anya Tyson (Grad student) worked with the National Outdoor Leadership Schools (NOLS) with financial support from WPEF & other organizations (see additional information below)
Clark's Nutcracker Citizen Science Project
In 2017, the Clark’s Nutcracker Project engaged 289 total participants in data collection, including 236 students of five organizations (NOLS, Teton Science Schools, the Community School, Wyoming Catholic College, Powell High School, and 2 independent citizens). To reach this audience, we gave public presentations and dozens of trainings to over 70 wilderness instructors representing 50 backcountry expeditions. In total, we completed 114 scientific surveys to document Clark’s nutcracker presence and whitebark pine stand conditions across four remote mountain ranges.
Symbiosis: Clark’s Nutcracker & Whitebark Pine – Checkout the TED Ed video here.