Ghost Forests

Premieres October

In the high country, it’s an uphill battle to save the imperiled whitebark pine.

Head into the high country of the Rocky Mountains of Montana and Canada to examine the imperiled whitebark pine. A native pest and an exotic disease are rapidly turning these vital trees into ghost forests. Land managers face an uphill battle to restore the species.

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About the Show

Head into the high country of the Rocky Mountains to examine the imperiled whitebark pine and meet the people determined to save it. As a keystone species, the stately five-needle pine provides shelter to dozens of high mountain creatures while its nutritious cones are packed with protein-rich seeds – a major food source for grizzly bears. A clever bird, the Clark’s nutcracker, depends upon the seeds, too, and the whitebark pine relies on the bird to distribute its seeds.

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