Project Submission

The National Forest Genetics Laboratory's (NFGEL) services include project proposal development, sample design, genetic evaluation and testing using molecular markers, data interpretation and analysis, and reports of results and management implications.

Projects may be proposed by any Forest Service employee or member of a cooperating agency or organization. Project ideas should be discussed with the NFGEL Director prior to submission. Following preliminary approval, a brief proposal should be submitted summarizing background information, project objectives, and management implications. Projects are prioritized annually by a Steering Committee made up of Agency professionals with an interest in the genetic assessment of our nation’s resources. Final proposals, including study objectives, sampling design, and analysis, are developed through close cooperation between NFGEL and our clients. Questions regarding proposal format should be directed to the NFGEL Director.

Guidelines and Forms

  • Project Proposal (revised 4/2004) (Microsoft Word, 33 KB) (PDF, 18 KB)
  • General Collection Guide For Vegetative Materials - Sending Material Under Cool Conditions (revised 6/2013) (Microsoft Word, 34 KB) (PDF, 129 KB)
  • General Collection Guide For Vegetative Materials - Sending Material Under Desiccation (revised 6/2013) (Microsoft Word, 34 KB) (PDF, 204 KB)
  • General Collection Guide for Seeds (revised 6/2013) (Microsoft Word, 32 KB) (PDF, 160 KB)
  • Packing List For Submitting Sample Material (revised 6/2013) (Microsoft Word, 33 KB) (PDF, 159 KB)