Blister rust infection - Jasper
Blister rust (Cronartium ribicola) is an introduced pathogen affecting whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) and limber pine (Pinus flexilis). Whitebark pine is an endangered species protected under the Federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) and Limber pine is designated as an endangered species by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). Infection and mortality rates of these species are increasing across their northern range. Every five years, data are collected from permanently marked plots to monitor infection levels across all mountain national parks and at various sites across provinces. Survey data are collected yearly to quantify infection in Jasper National Park to inform management action. Limber pine is not found in Jasper National Park.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Parks Canada
- Contributor: Jasper National Park
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
Data and Resources
Blister rust infection - JasperCSVEnglish French dataset CSV
Blister rust infection - Jasper - Data DictionaryCSVEnglish French terminology CSV