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Conserving whitebark pine in ski areas - Demonstrations at Whitefish Mountain Resort

Author(s): Corey L. Gucker
Year Published: 2016
Description:

As part of the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation’s Annual Science and Management Workshop - Successes and Challenges in Managing the Jewel in the Crown of the Continent, participants saw first hand some of the challenges facing whitebark pine restoration, and they witnessed certification of the first Whitebark Pine Friendly Ski Area. The workshop highlighted the rapid decline of whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) in the Crown of the Continent, or the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem, due to high mortality from white pine blister rust (Cronartium ribicola) and mountain pine beetles (Dendroctonus ponderosae).

Citation: Gucker, Corey L. 2016. Conserving whitebark pine in ski areas - Demonstrations at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Northern Rockies Fire Science Network Field Trip Summary No. 11: Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation Science Meeting Field Trip. 2016 September 17. Whitefish, MT.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Insects & Disease, Management Approaches
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Research Brief or Fact Sheet
NRFSN number: 14705
Record updated: Nov 1, 2016