Whitebark Pine Seed data - Glacier
Whitebark pine is considered a “keystone species” mountain national parks, as it plays several important ecological roles where it exists in subalpine environments. Its survival has been threatened by the combined effects of fire suppression, climate change, mountain pine beetle outbreaks and a disease known as white pine blister rust. In 2015, vegetation staff collected cones from seven putatively resistant whitebark pine trees in the Bald Hills area of Glacier National Park. The seeds from these trees were sent to a nursery to be extracted, stratified, germinated, and grown into seedlings. A subset of those seeds were grown for testing in blister rust resistance trials, and the remaining seeds went to the BC Seed Centre’s seed bank. After two years, some seedlings were ready for planting and were planted at the 2003 burn site on St. Cyr in the northwest region of Mount Revelstoke National Park.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Parks Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
Data and Resources
Whitebark Pine Seed data - GlacierCSVEnglish French dataset CSV