Mountain West News Bureau features Friends' Whitebark pine project

January 4, 2024 - Friends' project to help save a threatened species was featured in a story aired today by the Mountain West News Bureau, carried on public radio stations in six western states. Friends partnered with BLM to first protect, then later gather seeds from the threatened Whitebark pine growing high in the Wilderness in NW Nevada.   

Read and listen to the story here

Netting pinecones to protect the seeds from predators; another crew returned later in the year to gather the cones so the seeds can be propagated. 


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