Montana Forests Struggle With Climate Change
FLATHEAD RESERVATION, MONTANA - SEPTEMBER 14: Members and guests of the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation take a guided hike into the mountains of the Flathead Indian Reservation to see expamples of living and dead whitebark pine September 14, 2019 on the Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana. With annual average temperatures in Montana rising almost three degrees Fahrenheit since 1950, high elevation tree species like the whitebark pine that were not previously threatened are now facing an increase in blister rust infections, mountain pine beetle infestations and wildfire. A slow-growing species that can live for thousands of years, the whitebark lives at elevations above 6,000 feet and is an important food source for birds, squirrels and bears. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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