Insects & Disease
Recovery after fire
As part of the 13th Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Science and Management Workshop - Challenges of Whitebark Pine Restoration, participants visited a whitebark pine restoration area near Fairy Lake in the Bridger Mountains north of Bozeman, MT (Figure 1).
The restoration site at about 8,000 feet supports both whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) and limber pine (P. flexilis). Restoration efforts included prescribed fire and planting whitebark pine seed. Site visits included discussions about the importance of and challenges to whitebark pine restoration, as well as site-specific study findings related to a 2004 prescribed fire and initial results from a direct seeding trial conducted in 2009.