2007 Sow & Grow WBP Seedlings

Project: Sow &Grow Whitebark Pine seedlings

Agency/Forest or Park/District: Caribou-Targhee National Forest

Project coordinator:   Tom Silvey

Contact:  Tom Silvey- Caribou-Targhee N.F.   208-557-5806   tsilvey@fs.fed.us

Melissa Jenkins; mmjenkins@fs.fed.us; 208 624-1154

Cooperators  None

Source of funding /amount

FHP: $200

Supplemental funding: $7,500 from National Arbor Day Foundation if planted in the Caribou-Targhee N.F.

Dates of restoration efforts   Year 2007


Objective was to see what germination rate we have on WBP seed that started at a high germination rate (85%) and has been stored for 10 years.  Implications for operational collections; can we collect large amounts of seed on a good seed years and have it remain viable for long periods of time? We aim to grow 15,00 WBP seedlings to be planted on high priority sites in the GYE.

Acres/ha treated  1 seed lot


Grow WBP seedlings to be planted on high priority sites in the GYE.

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


In early October 2007, the Project Coordinator called the nursery and they informed him that they had forgotten to do the germination test. We did not follow up with this test.  The money was unspent and no additional follow up was done.