DIALOGUE PAGE | WHITEBARK PINE COLLAPSE
A picture-poems.com DIALOGUE RESOURCE PAGE . . . DEATH OF A FOREST—
by Wild Visions, Featuring an interview of leading expert, Dr. Jesse Logan, gives an excellent
overview of the scale and ecological consequences of possible pine forest collapse . . .
[ a part of my project, THEATER OF THE NEW ]
Whitebark Pines are in trouble around the mountains
of the Northwest. For me, they have become a sentinel species.
This is because they are not only the grandest and most
long-lived of pines to reach the upper limits of treeline—even
in death the sun-bleached white snags stand tall for centuries—
but also, like wounded watchful elders, these Nestors of the
high-country are sounding a dire warning.
This P/P DIALOGUE RESOURCE PAGE is a gathering together
of films that might help us listen to what the Whitebarks are saying.
It is also a kind of mirror of ourselves, as we reflect upon our own
response—or lack thereof—to what we see.
UPDATE: THEATER OF THE NEW: The Beetles Are Coming http://bit.ly/ZUK18x Excellent overview of explosive Mt Pine Beetle
epidemic & #ClimateCrisis [A new film with Canadian ecologist,
David Suzuki, narrating. If you watch only one film on this page,
this would be the one I'd recommend.]
| see also my p/p DIALOGUE PAGE: WORLD WITHOUT NUCLEAR |
READING: @DrReeseHalter's THE INSATIABLE BARK BEETLE [read into free]
http://amzn.to/ycggEm Whitebark pines now the Polar Bear of trees?
LISTENING: @DrHCaldicott w/ @DrReeseHalter on his new book,
THE INSATIABLE BARK BEETLE #mp3 bit.ly/zWy1gD Urgent, passionate, reason.
READING: What Reisner's DESERT CADILLAC was to water, Andrew Nikiforuk's
EMPIRE OF THE BEETLE will be to forests http://amzn.to/rtw3YN
"What we mean by GROWTH has to shift
from the explosive runaway
of Debt's compound interest
to the sure, steady, cyclical rhythms of a Stonepine."
Tweeting for change? Perhaps the more in tune a Culture is w/ the world of Nature,
the fewer and fewer words it will need to say ever-more important things. Let's hope so.
NEVER HEARD BEFORE
I awoke to new stars,
to the sound of a bird:—
never heard before.
The above documentary is featured
in my little book, THEATER OF THE NEW
Please preview . . .
Yellowstone Whitebark Pine Imperiled
NASA Satellites Reveal Surprising Connection
Between Beetle Attacks, Wildfire
Doug Milek - A Changing Landscape:
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
| Round River Conservation Studies |
WHITEBARK PINE: ENDANGERED TREES
[ w/ leading Whitebark expert,
Dr. Jesse Logan ]
WHITEBARK PINE IN PERIL
WHITEBARK PINE AS INDICATOR
[ good overview of effects
of blister rust ]
MOUNTAIN PINE BEETLE:
A Climate Catastrophe
[ good overview of collapse
seen from BC & transfer from
Lodgepole to Jack Pine in the boreal
forest, moving West to East . . . ]
WHITEBARK PINE DISASTER
an aerial tour of central Colorado forests
infested by the Mountain Pine Beetle
[This overview is striking in many ways, perhaps most
of all what is not mentioned: once the pine forests are gone,
just like the die-back of Norwegian Spruce in the Alps,
any number of Colorado ski communities will be exposed
to unprecedented severe seasonal avalanche danger.]
Colorado's Forests & the Pine Beetle Epidemic
This little documentary is not only compact
and well-made, it gives the best factual,
scientific overview of the collapse of any of the
films presented here.
Sonic weapon successful in bark beetle battle
Composer David Dunn takes on the
bark beetle with sound . . .
Beetles and Fire and Climate Change, Oh My!
Dr. Tinker on the amazing
resilience of native forest ecosystems to recover
after large-scale disturbance.
A talk delivered in Aspen, CO.
The Pine Beetle Project
Important overview of research on
the effects of the pine beetle epidemic
and large-scale carbon balance effects.
University of Colorado.
The Black Hills and The Mountain Pine Beetle
The pine beetle was first discovered in the Black Hills.
This is a more traditional view of the problem
coming from South Dakota, both
in terms of thinking about causes:
100 years of fire suppression leading to a surfeit
of older trees in an over-crowded forest;
and responses: clear cutting a head of advancing beetle wave.
A Hotter, Drier Colorado
Don't miss the news on how Bees & Pikas
are dealing with our anthropogenic Climate Change.
Colorado and a Warming Planet
"The amount of CO2 change between a glacial, and
an interglacier period is 100 ppm."
James White, Director, Institute
of Arctic and Alpine Research, CO.
This is an excellent summary.
YELLOWSTONE: BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL (part 3)
Some of the best footage I've seen [1' into segment]
giving us an image of the magnificent relationship
between the Whitebark Pine & the Clark'c Nutcracker.
Further reading / pdf documents / links . . .
(1) “Ghost Forests, Global Warming and the Mountain Pine Beetle”
Jesse Logan & James Powell in the Fall 2001 American Entomologist.
(2) Whitebark Pine Health in Northeastern Oregon
and western Idaho (Chrales Johnson 1998) [pdf]
(3) EarthFix: Scientists Scramble to Save Crater Lake's
Whitebark Pines, by Amelia Tempelton
(4) LISTENING: via @USGS #ClimateChange, Mt Pine Beetles
& #Whitebark Pine in YELLOWSTONE, w/ Polly Boutte
http://bit.ly/1slCoW7 Warm winters bad news for Whitebarks
(5) Warming climate allowed #pinebeetles to ravage the West. Now they’re spreading east across Canada http://bit.ly/1GichFu via @hillaryrosner
(7) #whitebarkpine "Death Of A Forest" w/ leading expert, Dr. Jesse Logan https://vimeo.com/18758046 The scale of the pandemic is breathtaking
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(created: I.6.2012 / X.11.2013/X.9.2014)