2016 Whitebark Pine Seedling Out-Planting in Glacier National Park

General Project Information

Project Title: Whitebark Pine Seedling Out-Planting in Glacier National Park

Project Dates: 2016

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)

Dawn LaFleur, dawn_lafleur@nps.gov, 406-888-7864

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.)

Glacier National Park, MT

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                   $  5,000

Other funding                                                 $16,000

Total                                                                $21,000


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:

Two (2) 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.)

Otokomi, Goat Mountain, Dead Horse Point, Baring Creek, Lost Lake

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): 1,848

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

Were Plus trees used? Yes


This year we planted 1,848 whitebark pine seedlings at Otokomi, Goat Mountain, Dead Horse Point, Baring Creek, and Lost Lake. Approximately two acres of whitebark pine habitat was restored. Plantings occurred in the spring and fall.

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

This portion of Glacier Park’s larger WBP/LP restoration project is complete for FY 2016.

Will outcome meet objectives? Yes


Project Follow-Up

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

Yes. Monitoring plots were established for all planted areas. Installed seedlings are monitored at years 1,3,5,7,10 and 15.

Changes Needed or Problems Encountered:

Funding for Glacier Park’s WBP/LP restoration project for FY 2017 has been significantly reduced.