Across the West, high-elevation forests are dying at an alarming rate. These forests’ five-needle pines, which are critical to sustaining vast and essential ecosystems, are witnessing an unprecedented level of threats. If we do not act now, this iconic landscape may never recover. American Forests is working collaboratively to prevent irreversible damage to these endangered western forests. And you can help.
The changes to our western forests are so wide scale that local residents have noticed a major change to the landscape over the last few decades. Check out the tale of a nature photographer who specializes in finding grizzly bears — a species being affected by the decline of whitebark pine.