2011 Craddock Peak Cone collection

Project:  Craddock Peak Cone Collection

Agency/Forest or Park/District:  Idaho Panhandle National Forest, St. Joe Ranger District (Avery, Idaho)

Project coordinator: Sidnee Dittman

Contact:  Sidnee Dittman, 34 Hoyt Drive, Avery, Idaho 83802 Certified Tree Climber,

#208-245-6248, sdittman@fs.fed.us

Cooperators: USFS

Source of funding /amount

FHP: $ 2,100 and $2,000 from USDA Forest Service Region 1

Supplemental funding:  $4,650 Forest Service

Dates of restoration efforts

Caged cones on July 27th, 28th and August 1st.  Collected cones on September 28th and 29th.


Collect cones off 13 or more apparently rust resistant WBP trees in the Craddock Peak area to complete an operational seed lot (need a minimum of 20 trees). This seed would be used for future landscape level restoration projects.

Acres/ha treated

13 trees


We have identified 2 separate stands to collect from. All work will be completed with FS employees. All needed materials will be supplied by the District. NEPA is not needed to complete this project. We identified several trees with conelets in the Craddock Peak area


Scheduled to plant Freezeout seeds in Fall 2014 and 2015.


We weren’t able to collect from Craddock Peak due to deep snow blocking our access.  We will try for 2012/13 to finish this seed lot.  Need around 13 more trees in general area to complete. We instead collected cones from 12 trees at Ward Peak and from 5 additional trees at Freezeout Ridge.  Collected 4 bushels

Monitoring since completion of the project

Seeds stored at CDA Nursery

Will outcome meet goals


Future actions/follow up

Continue to collect and out plant WBP seedlings.

Miscellaneous comments

Record snow year, but we were able to work around it and still complete our goal which is to collect and store WBP seeds for future restoration work

Pictures of collecting seed at Ward Peak 2011