Whitebark Pine Conservation Strategy in California

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Whitebark Pine Conservation Strategy in California

This document is an interagency conservation strategy for whitebark pine in California.

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The Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office focuses on plant and wildlife conservation in 38 counties spanning California’s Central Valley, San Joaquin Valley, western Sierra Nevada, and Sonoma and Central coastlines. Our large jurisdiction gives us the opportunity to work with diverse partners, and...
Large whitebark pine tree

ESA status: threatened (January 2023)

Whitebark pine can grow to 12–18 m tall (40–60 ft) and, rarely, up to 1.5 m (5 ft) in diameter. They are shorter, or even shrub-like at higher, windier elevations. The bark is thin, scaly, and grayish. Their needles are 4–10 cm...

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