2015 East Prospect WBP Planting

General Project Information

Project Title: East Prospect WBP Planting

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)

Carly Aniballi, caniballi@fs.fed.us, 406-822-3959

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.)

Lolo National Forest, Superior Ranger District, Montana

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              $2,500

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


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.)

Number of Acres or Other Units Treated, Monitored, or Surveyed: 1,000 trees

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):

Grow and out-plant 1000 rust-resistant whitebark pine seedlings in the 2005 Prospect Fire to establish populations of rust-resistant trees and future seed source.

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

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

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

Were Plus trees used?


Successfully sowed the seedlings for outplanting. The success of the planting and establishment of rust-resistant whitebark pine will be determined in the 1st and 3rd year following planting.

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

Phase 1 of the proposed project is complete. 1000 rust-resistant whitebark pine seedlings were sown at the Forest Service Nursery in Coeur d’Alene, ID (completed with 2015 funding). These trees will be grown for 2 years, then lifted, packed, and frozen for outplanting in 2017.  Phase 2 of the proposed project (proposed for 2017 funding) will plant the whitebark pine seedlings in the upper east section of the 2005 Prospect Fire. Seedlings will be planted by hand with hoedads in September 2017.

Will outcome meet objectives? Yes


Project Follow-Up

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

Yes, stocking surveys will be performed in 2018 and 2020 to monitor seedling survival and establishment.

Changes Needed or Problems Encountered:

Sharing Results/Products/Outcomes: (Please include pertinent photos and links to any relevant reports or publications)

Photos will be provided of planting activities in 2017.