What we do

We search for pines resistant to blister rust and climb them to collect their cones

The cones go the US Forest Service to test for major gene resistance to blister rust

We’ve already found 70 resistant trees in the Tahoe Basin

Each year, we harvest more cones from resistant trees so we can plant the next generation

Every spring and fall, hundreds of community volunteers and schoolchildren help us with plantings

Our plantings, events, and educational outreach inspire environmental stewardship throughout the community

As our seedlings grow, we regularly monitor their health to help inform future restoration programs

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