Diana Tomback Participates in "Hope and Restoration" Whitebark Pine Event

Published: April 27, 2023

On March 22nd, American Forests hosted the screening of the video, Hope and Restoration, at the National Press Club in Washington DC, followed by a panel discussion. The purpose was to showcase the video on restoring whitebark pine, now a Threatened Species under the Endangered Species Act, which was entered into the Washington DC Environmental Film Festival. The moderator was President and CEO of American Forest, Jad Daley. Featured speakers from the US Forest Service leadership included Rick Cooksey (Director, Forest Health Protection), and Tracy Stone-Manning, (Director of Bureau of Land Management). Following the Hope and Restoration video, panelists participated in a Q&A on whitebark pine. Participants on the panel included Doug Smith (noted Yellowstone senior wildlife biologist, now retired-wolf reintroduction, ShiNaasha Pete, (whitebark restoration, Salish Kootenai Reservation), Walter Wehtje (Director of Ricketts Conservation Foundation), Conrad Anker (North Face climbing team leader-well known in the outdoor community), and Integrated Biology Professor Diana Tomback (representing the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation and the CU Denver Department of Integrative Biology).