Mature and seedling western white pines continue to grow and few losses to damage or disease occurred since 2014. Locally-adapted seedlings survived cold winters better than did rust-resistant hybrids.
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About MPG North
Established in 2005, the property boundary at MPG North encloses 200 undeveloped acres in Western Montana’s Swan Valley. Researchers and field staff manage the property to improve habitat quality for wildlife, discover new ways to restore damaged landscapes and study forest ecology. We also create opportunities to share what we've learned with local conservation organizations, students of all ages, management agencies and volunteers. Through these education and outreach efforts, we seek to inspire others to work together and protect undeveloped landscapes.