2015 Enhancing Regeneration of Whitebark Pine on the Sawtooth National Forest

General Project Information

Project Title: Enhancing Regeneration of Whitebark Pine on the Sawtooth National Forest

Project Dates: 2015

Year project implementation started: 2015

How many more years is this project expected to continue, if any? 4

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

Robin Garwood, rgarwood@fs.fed.us, 208-727-5014

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.)

Sawtooth National Recreation Area, 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                    $4,000

Other funding                                               $5,750

Total                                                            $9,750

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: 12 acres

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.)

Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho

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): 2,500

Was the seed source screened for resistance? (If other, explain.)  No

Were Plus trees used? Unknown


We, through contracting, planted 2500 seedlings on 12 acres.

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

This project was the initial year of planting in a planned five-year planting effort.

Will outcome meet objectives? Yes


Project Follow-Up

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

Yes, we plan to determine seedling survival in 2016 and then every 3 years.

Changes Needed or Problems Encountered:

No problems encountered. Implementation went well.