Why Whitebark Pines Are So Important

Sep 16, 2015

Maybe you can't tell a pine from a fir from a spruce, but the people of the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation can, and they're concerned. 

Whitebark pine in California's Siskiyou Wilderness.
Credit JSayre64/Wikimedia

The pines, generally found in higher elevations, are important species in mountain ecosystems. 

And they faces challenges from a number of quarters, climate change among them. 

WPEF holds its annual meeting in Ashland this week. 

Foundation director Diana Tomback and other attendees visit to talk about the importance of the trees.