BLM and USFS personnel involved with the WolfPine sugar pine maintenance and restoration project. Wolf Pine Timber Sale, Little River Adaptive Management Area, Umpqua National Forest, Oregon.
Front Row, L-R: Dayne Barron (BLM-Medford District Manager, signed MOU between BLM & USFS to make WolfPine possible); Amy Nathanson (USFS-ecologist, Umpqua National Forest); Lisa Winn (USFS, Dorena Genetic Resource Center Director); Leslie Elliott (USFS-Umpqua National Forest -silviculturist); Kristen Chadwick (FHP - Westside Service Center); Ellen Goheen (FHP-SWOR FIDSC); Don Goheen (FHP-SWOR FIDSC, retired, with walking stick); Bill Schaupp (FHP-SWOR FIDSC); Marty Main (private forestry consultant, southwest Oregon). Second Row, L-R: Unidentified; Unidentified; Joe Linn (Cottage Grove District Ranger, Umpqua National Forest); Josh Bronson (FHP-SWOR FIDSC); Terry Fairbanks (BLM-Medford, silviculture); Christine Buhl (ODF-entomologist); Holly Kearns (FHP-Westside Service Center). Third Row, L-R: Mike Harris (Umpqua National Forest, silviculture); Craig Kintop (BLM-Roseburg, silviculture…with tin hard hat on); Bill Reading (Umpqua National Forest, silviculture); Anne Boeder; Unidentified; Unidentified; Alan Bowman (beard); Richard Helliwell (Umpqua National Forest, botany); Will Thomas (Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest, forester).
Photo and caption courtesy of: Bill Schaupp Date: March 6, 2015
Photo credit: USDA Forest Service, Region 6, State and Private Forestry, Forest Health Protection, Southwest Oregon Forest Insect and Disease Service Center. Source: Bill Schaupp collection. Central Point, Oregon.
About this project (2001): Title: Sugar Pine Maintenance and Restoration Purpose: Improve growing and establishment conditions for sugar pine. Understand what treatments are needed to restore and maintain sugar pine and minimize disease and insect impacts to this species. Methods: Develop and test methods of thinning around remaining live sugar pine trees (variable radius) to restore and maintain sugar pine populations. Plant sugar pine within clearings in young Douglas-fir plantations to determine if the species can be reestablished under these conditions. Monitor: Sugar pine long-term survival, vigor, and regeneration under different treatments. Status: Initial Treatments (harvest, planting) completed in 2000. Follow-up work (pruning young trees, clearing vegetation around remaining live sugar pine trees) to be completed this year. Post-treatment data collection is ongoing. Location: Wolf Pine Timber Sale (FS and BLM) on the Little River Adaptive management Area. Key Contact: Ellen Goheen, SW Oregon Forest Insect & Disease Technical Center; Barbara Fontaine, Umpqua National Forest; Anne Boeder, Roseburg BLM From: reo.gov/ama/research/lilriv.htm
Bill Schaupp's 2018 notes about the WolfPine project: "It is also worth emphasizing that the BLM and the USFS cooperated on this project with treatments on lands managed by both. Here’s the WolfPine project timeline as best I can determine: 1997--- find and select sugar pine to be focus trees with assistance of Wolf Creek Job Corps Center 1997 & 1998 --- pretreatment data collected and establishment report written 1998 - 2000--- treatments implemented (i.e. timber sale and brush cutting) 2001--- piles burned 2001--- post-treatment data collected, evaluation period begins 2006--- some data collected for 5 year results 2010--- more intensive data collected for 9 year results and report written with some 5- and mostly 9-year results 2017 - 2018--- intensive data collected for 16 year results"