Whitebark pine tree faces extinction threat, agency says - The Washington Post
[I posted this a week ago but Amplify didn’t autopost it to Posterous. So I’m reposting].
The Fish and Wildlife Service determined Monday that whitebark pine, a tree found atop mountains across the American West, faces an “imminent” risk of extinction because of factors including climate change.
The Post also reports that the FWS can’t list the species in the Endangered Species List because it could not afford it. The House Appropriations Committee has eliminated funds for ESA listing from the budget.
File under “decline and fall”.