Whitebark Pine Management at the Blackwater Mine

This report expresses concern about industrial development in whitebark pine habitats due to the potential harm caused by white pine blister rust and mountain pine beetles. However, it suggests that collaborating with the right industrial partners can lead to a long-term restoration strategy that mitigates the impacts of industry and enhances whitebark pine populations. The report highlights a collaboration with New Gold Inc at the proposed Blackwater mine in British Columbia as an example. Management strategies, including seed collection, transplant trials, and research support, are being implemented to protect and restore whitebark pine. Such collaborations can contribute to public acceptance and support for mining companies while safeguarding whitebark pine ecosystems.

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Source URL www.whitebarkfound.org
Author(s) R. Moody, A.J. Clason
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Affiliated Institution(s) Bulkley Valley Research Centre, Keefer Ecological Services Ltd., University of Northern British Columbia
Publication Year 2012