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Whitebark Pines Won't Get ESA Protection - Yet.

Posted by nationalforestlawblog on July 18, 2011 at 5:18 PM

According to a report from the AP, the federal government is citing lack of funding and other priorities for its decision not to list the whitebark pine under the Endangered Species Act.  The whitebark pine is an important food source for grizzlies and it's decline has been cited in litigation over grizzly protections near Yellowstone and Grand Teton. 

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