Whitebark pine ecosystems face pest, disease and climatic threats that have — and could further — wreak havoc on stands of this keystone species. Fortunately for the trees, and the plants and wildlife that rely on them to survive, American Forests and our partners in the Greater Yellowstone Area are working towards solutions that can save the species.

One of those partners is Nancy Bockino, who is leading an effort with the Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee Whitebark Pine Subcommittee to update the GYCC’s Whitebark Pine Strategy, an all-encompassing outline of priority projects, including defining new management tools and revising high-priority restoration sites.