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Whitebark pine in ESA limbo

Holly Doremus, professor of law | July 20, 2011

Today the Fish and Wildlife ServiceĀ announced that the whitebark pine, an iconic tree of the high-elevation American west, qualifies for listing as an endangered or threatened species. The combined impacts of disease, insect infestation, climate change, and fire suppression mean that the whitebark pine could disappear within a couple of its generations. But the pine … Continue reading »