Announcing the 5-Needle Pines PCT Community Science Project

All is not well with the five-needle pines of western North America. Let’s help them. Head on over to our project webpage see you how can get involved.

PCTA has partnered with the California Native Plant Society and Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation to raise awareness about the plight of five-needle pines and conduct this community science project.

The goal is to get thru-, section-hikers, and everyone who visits to the trail to map and inventory five-needle pines along the Pacific Crest Trail. Read more.

By participating, you will help increase awareness of the changes affecting our world while improving connections to nature. Working together to document what’s happening is a positive step toward recovery.

Author: Jack "Found" Haskel

As the Trail Information Manager, Jack works to connect people to the PCT. He's involved with a wide variety of projects that help the trail, the trail's users and the community that surrounds the experience. He has thru-hiked (Pacific Crest Trail in 2006; Colorado Trail in 2008; Continental Divide Trail in 2010) and is an obsessed weekend warrior.