A 'ragtag team' won't accept disappearance of whitebarks

Ring, Ray
December 2011
High Country News;12/12/2011, Vol. 43 Issue 21, p18
The article focuses on a rag tag team including environmentalists, a pilot, and two science-oriented skiers that explores the whitebark pine crisis in the Yellowstone region in Wyoming. According to Wally Macfarlane, a consultant in Global Positioning System (GIS) mapping, the team has made test flights on Yellowstone's whitebarks in 2008 using a plane with GPS technology. It adds that 95% of Yellowstone's whitebark were verified that were damaged by beetles and 46% showed have severe mortality.


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