5,700 whitebark pine seedlings planted

Photo: K. North

Supporting endangered East Kootenay Whitebark Pine

More than 5,700 whitebark pine seedlings were planted near Boswell, Kimberley, and the Kootenay Pass between Salmo and Creston. Whitebark pine is a endangered and keystone species in high-elevation ecosystems, where it’s an important food source for grizzlies and other wildlife, but it’s been dramatically impacted by white pine blister rust, mountain pine beetle, wildfires, and climate change.

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