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Whitebark pine, grizzly bears, and red squirrels

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Edited by:
D.F. Tomback, S.F. Arno, and R.E. Keane

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Abstract

Appropriately enough, much of this book is devoted to discussing management challenges and techniques. However, the impetus for action—the desire to save whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis)—necessarily arises from the extent to which we cherish it for its beauty and its connections with other things that we value. Whitebark pine is at the hub of a fascinating web of relationships. It is the stuff of great stories (cf. Quammen 1994). One of the more interesting of these stories pertains to the dependence of certain grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) populations on its seeds, and the role that red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) play as an agent of transfer between tree and bear.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Whitebark pine, grizzly bears, and red squirrels
Chapter:
7
ISBN:
1559637188
Edition:
1st
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
Island Press
Contributing office(s):
Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, Fort Collins Science Center
Description:
16 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Monograph
Larger Work Title:
Whitebark pine communities: Ecology and restoration
First page:
121
Last page:
136
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