2010 Seed Collection in Region 6

Project: Seed collection in Region 6 (Oregon and Washington)

Attachment:  Various_Bower_2010_ WBP Report

Agency/Forest or Park/District: Okanagan-Wenatchee, Colville, Gifford Pinchot, Mt. Hood, Deschutes, Umpqua,Rogue River-Siskiyou, Fremont-Winema, Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests

Project coordinator: Andrew Bower

Contact: Andrew Bower, USFS PNW Research Station, 3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97330. 541-750-7293, abower@fs.fed.us


Silviculture and genetics personnel on the national forests listed above, Bend Seed Extractory, Dorena Genetic Resources Center.

Source of funding /amount

FHP: $ 16,000

Supplemental funding: $109,000

Dates of restoration efforts

Summer 2010


Collect seed for restoration projects, blister rust testing, and gene conservation.

Acres/ha treated

Throughout Oregon and Washington


Cone surveys will be used to determine presence and abundance of cone crop, and then trees will be climbed by certified climbers to cage cones and harvest when ripe.

Planting? If so, source of seedlings? Resistance?  No


FHP WBP restoration funds in combination with other funds received paid for the collection of seed from 169 trees from 21 different locations throughout Oregon and Washington in 2010.

Monitoring since completion of the project

            Dates  N/A

            Plans for future monitoring? N/A

Will outcome meet goals?