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    Author(s): Richard A. Sniezko; Michael P. Murray; Charlie V. Cartwright; Jenifer Beck; Dan Omdal; Amy Ramsey; Zolton Bair; George McFadden; Doug Manion; Katherine Fitch; Philip Wapato; Jennifer A. Gruhn; Michael Crawford; Regina M. Rochefort; John Syring; Jun-Jun Liu; Heather E. Lintz; Lorinda Bullington; Brianna A. McTeague; Angelia Kegley
    Date: 2017
    Source: In: Sniezko, Richard A.; Man, Gary; Hipkins, Valerie; Woeste, Keith; Gwaze, David; Kliejunas, John T.; McTeague, Brianna A., tech. cords. 2017. Gene conservation of tree species—banking on the future. Proceedings of a workshop. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-963. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: 183-189.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Whitebark pine (WBP, Pinus albicaulis) is a keystone species distributed widely at high elevations across western North America. It is in decline due to a combination of threats including infection from white pine blister rust (WPBR, caused by the non-native fungal pathogen Cronartium ribicola), mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) predation, climate change, and altered fire regimes (Lintz et al. 2016, Smith et al. 2013, Tomback and Achuff 2010) (figs. 1, 2). Whitebark pine has been classified as Endangered on the latest IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (Mahalovich and Stritch 2013). It is a federally listed endangered species in Canada under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) (Government of Canada 2012), and was found warranted (but currently precluded) for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the United States (USFWS 2011a, 2011b, 2015).

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    Sniezko, Richard A.; Murray, Michael P.; Cartwright, Charlie V.; Beck, Jenifer; Omdal, Dan; Ramsey, Amy; Bair, Zolton; McFadden, George; Manion, Doug; Fitch, Katherine; Wapato, Philip; Gruhn, Jennifer A.; Crawford, Michael; Rochefort, Regina M.; Syring, John; Liu, Jun-Jun; Lintz, Heather E.; Bullington, Lorinda; McTeague, Brianna A.; Kegley, Angelia. 2017. Partnerships in the Pacific Northwest help save an endangered species, whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis): an example of dynamic genetic conservation. In: Sniezko, Richard A.; Man, Gary; Hipkins, Valerie; Woeste, Keith; Gwaze, David; Kliejunas, John T.; McTeague, Brianna A., tech. cords. 2017. Gene conservation of tree species—banking on the future. Proceedings of a workshop. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-963. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: 183-189.

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