Local History

Crawlies with Cri: Clark’s nutcracker and whitebark pine

Clark’s nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana) and whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) (Photos by Christy Solo for the Illinois Valley News)

In honor of the whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) receiving endangered species status Dec. 14, this week we’ll revisit the whitebarks’ keystone species; Clark’s nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana).If you’ve ever been to Crater Lake, you have no doubt already met this week’s . . .