2015– 2014 Cascade Whitebark Pine Restoration Contract

General Project Information

Project Title: 2014 Cascade Whitebark Pine Restoration Contract

Project Dates: 2015

Year project implementation started:

How many more years is this project expected to continue, if any?

Project Contact: (Please provide complete information for primary contact(s), e.g., name, position, phone number, email, agency name, unit/sub-unit)

Keith Wilson, keithwilson@fs.fed.us, (208) 382-7431

Location (Land management agency or ownership and name of geographic area(s) where project was implemented. This information should be specific enough to identify a general project location on a map but not specific enough to compromise the project.)

USDA Forest Service, Cascade Ranger District, Idaho

Cooperators: (List cooperating agencies and sub-units, other companies/organizations, and individuals as needed.)


Project Funding

Funding Sources (amount FHP/amount other incl. in-kind)

Forest Health Protection funding              $52,650

Did Whitebark Restoration funding get used or obligated? (If not, please explain.)

Yes. Funding was obligated to fund previously awarded optional units. Additional funding was used to purchase supplies and for additional contract layout.


Project Details

Scope and/or Size of Project or Treated Area: (Include a short description of the project or treatment area if helpful in understanding the scope of the project.)

807 acres will be treated by the end of the project

Number of Acres or Other Units Treated, Monitored, or Surveyed:  335

Specific location of project or treated area(s): (If desired, add more specific project location information here, e.g., UTMs, Lat-long, specific landmark. Otherwise, indicate if more information is available by request.)

Objective(s) (from original request):

Planting: (Please answer the following questions if the project includes plantings or cone collections.)

Number of seedlings planted (List by location if applicable): N/A

Was the seed source screened for resistance? (If other, explain.)

Were Plus trees used?


Treated acres are meeting contract specifications.

Project Status (Is the project complete? If not, what remains to be accomplished and when?

164 acres were treated in FY2014. An additional 335 acres were treated in FY2015. An estimated 308 acres will be treated with the balance of the obligated funds during

FY2016 and possibly FY2017.

Will outcome meet objectives? Yes


Project Follow-Up

Are there plans for monitoring or follow-up? (If not, please explain.)

No formal post-treatment follow-up is planned at this time but pre-treatment and post-treatment photo points will be established.

Changes Needed or Problems Encountered:

Work was stopped for a brief period of time due to wildfire closure but target acreage for 2015 was completed.