Project: Operational cone caging and collection.
Agency/Forest or Park/District: Lolo National Forest
Project coordinator: John Errecart
Contact: John Errecart Plains/Thompson Falls R.D.- Lolo N.F. 408 Clayton Ave. P.O. Box 429, Plains, MT. 59859. 406-826-4316 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cooperators: Flathead, Bitterroot and Idaho Panhandle National Forests
Source of funding /amount
Supplemental funding: $6,000 from Lolo N.F. for contract development and cone surveys (NFVW) These are appropriated Forest Service dollars.
Dates of restoration efforts
Cone Collection 8/30/2007. Don’t have caging date, typically early to mid July.
Collect WBP seeds to facilitate outplanting of Blister Rust Resistant seedlings.
4 seeds zones: Selkirk/Cabinets, Missions/Glacier National Park, Central Montana & Clark Fork/Lolo Pass.
Cone surveys will be performed in June with caging to start soon after. Seed zones will be prioritized for collection by status of areas with available planting sites (current priority: Selkirk/Cabinets, then Missions/Glacier National Park, then Clark Fork/Lolo Pass and then Central Montana).
Planting? If so, source of seedlings? Resistance?
Collected 33 pounds of seed for future outplanting.
Monitoring since completion of the project
No monitoring associated with cone collection.
Will outcome meet goals?
Yes, Collected WBP seed facilitates outplanting of Blister Rust Resistant seedlings for any cooperator within the seed zone(s) collected.
Future actions/follow up?
Annually check for collectable cone crop.