Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 15, 2022

Whitebark pine receives ESA protection as a Threatened species

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Press Release

Significant threats continue to challenge this keystone species of the American West

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is announcing a final action to list the whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service has concluded that the whitebark pine is likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future throughout its range. These protections follow a proposal to list the species as threatened in December 2020 with a subsequent public comment period. The proposal and final action to list the whitebark pine were made based on a rigorous Species Status Assessment, using the best available science.

read more at: Whitebark pine receives ESA protection as a Threatened species | U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


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