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Whitebark Pine Friendly Ski Area Certification Program launches this fall at Whitefish Mountain, Montana

Author(s): Edie Dooley
Year Published: 2016
Description: Where do most of the general public encounter whitebark pines? Ski areas! These recreational areas in high elevations allow many to encounter an otherwise remote and wilderness species. This accessibility of whitebark pines at ski areas serves as the motivation behind the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation’s Whitebark Pine Friendly Ski Area (WPFSA) certification program. This program is essentially an ecolabel to indicate that a given ski area acts as a good steward of their whitebark pine population by educating the public about whitebark pines, and by conserving and/or restoring their local population. The Foundation is pleased to announce that four years after the conception of the Certification program idea, it will launch at Whitefish Mountain Resort during the annual Science and Management Meeting, September 16-17, 2016. 
Citation: Dooley, E. 2016. Whitebark Pine Friendly Ski Area Certification Program launches this fall at Whitefish Mountain, Montana. Nutcracker Notes. 30: Spring 2016.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Insects & Disease, Restoration
Ecosystem(s): Alpine forest/krummholz, Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest
Document Type: Research Brief or Fact Sheet
NRFSN number: 14622
Record updated: Sep 28, 2016