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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Genome Projects

Great Basin Bristlecone Pine. Photo by Quinn Lowrey

The Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation is committed to a long-term effort to develop modern genomic resources that will assist resource managers in their efforts to restore and conserve the high elevation white pines (whitebark pine, limber pine, Southwestern white pine, foxtail pine, Great Basin bristlecone pine, Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine). We have begun with two species, whitebark pine that is supported by funding from the US Forest Service and bristlecone pine that is supported by funding from the Vaughn-Jordan Foundation.

For more information contact Dr. David Neale at [email protected] or 603-617-6813



Learn about our genome projects:

Bristlecone Pine Genome Project


Whitebark Pine Genome Project








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