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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Nutcracker Notes

Nutcracker Notes is a biannual newsletter published by the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation. It includes articles on the latest research results on the ecology and management of whitebark pine ecosystems along with articles of past and future WPEF news and events. If you are not yet a member, you do not have access to the last year’s issues of Nutcracker Notes. So please consider supporting our work to have access to the latest research and news by becoming a member.  — Become A Member!

If you are interested in submitting an article for publication in Nutcracker Notes, please see our Submission Guidelines below. A complete index of all Nutcracker Notes articles can be found in this file: Nutcracker-Notes-Index_1993-2023

The last two issues of Nutcracker Notes (available only to members) can be found HERE
All other Nutcracker Notes issues below are available for everyone

Nutcracker Notes

Submission Guidelines

The Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation is always looking for news briefs and articles for our biannual newsletter, Nutcracker Notes. Here is a synopsis of what we’re looking for:

  • Study findings, including initial findings, or commentaries or news items relating to whitebark pine, limber pine, or any of the other high-elevation five-needle pines, written in an informal or at least relatively non-technical style for our rather broad audience.
  • Article length can be up to 1200-1300 words.
  • Digital black-and-white figures or black-and-white photos can accompany the articles. We use a few digital color photos with each issue, favoring subjects related to the articles.

Submit draft manuscripts in Microsoft Word format along with figures, pictures in jpg, pdf, and png format by April 1 for the Spring/Summer and by Nov 1 for the Fall/Winter issue to WPEF editor Bob Keane ([email protected]).

The editor will promptly make suggested changes–quite often minor—and return the manuscript to the author for approval.

Authors who are not subscribers to Nutcracker Notes can view previous issues–prior to the two most recent ones–listed above.

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