Whitebark Pine Subcommittee

Whitebark Pine Subcommittee - Fall 2015
Whitebark Pine Subcommittee – Fall 2015

The mission of the Whitebark Pine Subcommittee is to help ensure the long-term viability and function of whitebark pine in the GYA.

Whitebark Pine Subcommittee partners include staff from the forests, parks and Bureau of Land Management in the GYA, Forest Service research, Forest Service State and Private Forestry, Forest Service tree nursery staff, university researchers, USGS, Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team and Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation members.


Subcommittee Chair

Ellen Jungck



The whitebark pine subcommittee is actively implementing its Whitebark Pine Strategy for the Greater Yellowstone Area and associated Adaptive Action Plan.  To learn more about implementation, you can find the most recent subcommittee overview HERE.  Here are some of the activities that have been occurring throughout the Greater Yellowstone Area:


Crockett Lake WBP Demo Area
Crockett Lake WBP Demo Area


Crockett Lake Whitebark Pine Demo Unit Project:

Crockett Lake Whitebark Pine Demo Unit Prezi – Beaverhead-Deerlodge – Crocket Lake WBP Demo Unit  – video presentation of whitebark pine release activities on Madison Ranger District.




Shoshone and Bridger-Teton National Forests– Planting whitebark pine after the Purdy and Hardscrabble Fires:



Greater Yellowstone Area -Wide – Caging, Collecting and cleaning whitebark pine cones for seed extraction and seedling production and spraying insecticide on whitebark pine superior trees:



Seed orchard establishment, maintenance, and monitoring – Gallatin National Forest:





wb distrib 4.16.15
Whitebark Pine Distribution April ’15




Posters and Brochures

Cone Collection

Mesh bags on whitebark cones.



Spring 2016 Subcommittee Meeting – April 13, 2016

Fall 2015 Subcommittee Meeting – October 21, 2015

Spring 2015 Subcommittee Meeting – May 7, 2015

Fall 2014 Subcommittee Meeting – October 28, 2014

Spring 2014 Subcommittee Meeting – May 6, 2014


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