Whitebark Pine Trees Are Dying Across the West. Could a Federal Proposal Protect Them?

The Guardian

A climate crisis, voracious beetles and disease are imperiling the long-term survival of the Whitebark pine tree, a high-elevation tree that’s a key source of food for some grizzly bears across Western states. Now a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal, scheduled to be published Wednesday, aims to protect the trees as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

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