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,
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.
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.
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