WASHINGTON D.C. – Following the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to list the iconic whitebark pine as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, American Forests president and chief executive officer Jad Daley issued the following statement:  

“From providing our communities with clean water to sustaining vulnerable wildlife species, whitebark pine is the ecological keystone for high country across the American West. And yet this species is in crisis mode. This listing decision from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service serves as a clarion call to redouble our efforts at restoring this iconic landscape by cultivating and replanting more resilient whitebark pine.”  

The following American Forests reforestation experts are available to speak with press. Please contact KP Parrish, kparrish@americanforests.org, to get in touch.  

For visuals of whitebark pine, please click here.