Project: Chippy Creek WBP Planting
Agency/Forest or Park/District: Plains/Thompson Falls RD, Lolo NF
Project coordinator: Mike Mueller
Contact: Mike Mueller 406 826 4353
Cooperators: Past cooperators: Kent Eggleston-Coeur d‟ Alene Nursery, American Forest
Source of funding /amount
Supplemental funding: $26,000 from American Forest (cost of growing the seedlings at the nursery)
Dates of restoration efforts
To plant potentially rust resistant seedlings in the Chippy Creek Fire of 2007.
Identified the area and will plant 50 acres in the North Fork drainage in the Chippy Creek fire using the set of guidelines found in the Whitebark Pine Guidelines for Planting Prescriptions paper written by Glenda L. Scott and Ward W. McCaughey, 2006.
Planting? If so, source of seedlings? Resistance?
YES. The seed originated from WBP trees in areas that were exposed to the white pine blister rust within the seed zone.
The WBP did not get planted in 2012 fall due to the lack of ground moisture. The seedlings will be planted in 2013 spring.
Monitoring since completion of the project
Dates stocking exam in Sept. of 2013
Plans for future monitoring? These trees will receive at least two more stocking exams in the next 4 years to check on survival, health and competition pressure from other vegetation
Will outcome meet goals?
Yes, this planting had a first year survival of 98%
Future actions/follow up?
This planting will be monitored in the future for possible activities such as thinning, etc.