A Brief History
The Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation of Canada (WPEF-C) is devoted to the conservation and stewardship of whitebark and limber pine ecosystems. Registered under the Society Act in BC and extra-provincially in AB, WPEF-C is a sister agency to the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation based in Montana. The Canadian chapter was founded in 2009 by our current President, Randy Moody, and a diverse Board of Directors to serve the unique needs of Canadian members. While Canadian legislation and policies are distinct from the American system, we maintain strong ties with our U.S. counterpart and both organizations work to conserve and restore these vulnerable ecosystems.
Over the past decade, we have played a leading role in coordinating projects that promote recovery work, engage public and private partners, support research, and conduct educational programs to further knowledge, expertise, and management of these systems across their Canadian ranges. We have hosted Science and Management meetings delivering workshops focused on Canadian 5-needled pine topics and engage in awareness and restoration projects in both BC and AB. Our website provides a critical link for Canadian-specific projects and information.
We have big plans! Allying closely with government agencies, academia, consultants, industry, and other non-profit societies we aim to improve outcomes for these endangered ecosystems. If you would like to contribute, please contact us. We’d be happy to work with you.