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About Us

Whitebark Institute is a nonprofit organization focused on improving the health of Eastern Sierra forests, surrounding landscapes and communities to ensure they can adapt and flourish in response to future wildfires and other impacts of our changing climate. Our expertise includes project development, partner coordination & collaboration, environmental planning, project implementation, community outreach, education, workforce development, and capacity planning. This breadth of work allows us to approach the wide range of opportunities and challenges for projects at both a local and landscape scale and to catalyze communities, partners, and local and federal agencies to get work done now in order to create a resilient future for Eastern Sierra communities and the landscapes that surround them.

Our Mission

To take action, cultivate partnerships, and empower communities to create and sustain resilient landscapes for future generations.

Our Vision

A future where communities are engaged in the stewardship of healthy, natural landscapes for their continued well-being.  

Meet The Team

Whitebark Institute is a group of highly motivated individuals working to make a collective difference. We strive to do good work, pursue excellence, and foster partnerships rooted in integrity, teamwork, compassion and collaboration.

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