USDA Forest Service Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab - Rocky Mountain Research Station

 

 

Great Basin Restoration Initiative

 

Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab
322 East Front Street
Suite 401
Boise, ID  83702

(208) 373-4340
(208) 373-4391 (FAX)

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Grassland, Shrubland, and Desert Ecosystems

Research Project

 

Great Basin Native Plant Project

 

 

 

 

 

Collaborators

Boise Shrubland Research

USDA FOREST SERVICE

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESEARCH STATION
Grassland, Shrubland, and Desert Ecosystem Research Project
- Boise, ID

Francis Kilkenny

Great Basin Native Plant Project Coordinator and Research Biologist

 

USDA Forest Service

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Grassland, Shrubland, and Desert Ecosystems Research

[Link]

 

322 East Front St., Suite 401

Boise, Idaho 83702

 

Phone: (208) 373-4376

Fax: (208) 373-4391

ffkilkenny@fs.fed.us

 

Jeff Ott

Postdoctoral Student (Genetics Research)

 

USDA Forest Service

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Grassland, Shrubland, and Desert Ecosystems Research

[Link]

 

322 East Front St., Suite 401

Boise, Idaho 83702

 

Phone: (208) 373-4346

Fax: (208) 373-4391

jeott@fs.fed.us

 

Jeff Ott is a postdoc interested in the effects of fire and other disturbances on plant communities of the Intermountain West, and the effectiveness of post-fire seeding for establishing perennial plants and reducing proliferation of annual weeds. He is currently involved in a collaborative study of seeding techniques.

Matt Fisk

Matt FiskBiological Technician

 

USDA Forest Service

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Grassland, Shrubland, and Desert Ecosystems Research

[Link]

 

322 East Front St., Suite 401

Boise, Idaho 83702

 

Phone: (208) 373-4358

Fax: (208) 373-4391

mfisk@fs.fed.us

 

Matt Fisk is a biological science technician at the Rocky Mountain Research Station who works on many projects within the GBNPSIP ranging from native plant selection, identification, and location, to seed collecting, cleaning, and storage techniques, to post-fire restoration research. He has special interests in native plant distribution across the Great Basin, along with species selection and establishment. He was Boise State University's 2000 pumpkin carving champion, having carved Ra, the Egyptian Sun God in his pumpkin.

Grassland, Shrubland, and Desert Ecosystem Research Project - Albuquerque, NM

Rosemary Pendelton

Research Ecologist

 

USDA Forest Service

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Grassland, Shrubland, and Desert Ecosystems Research

[Link]

 

Albuquerque Forestry Sciences Laboratory

333 Broadway SE Suite 115

Albuquerque, NM 87102-3497

 

Phone: (505) 724-3660

fax: (505) 724-3688

rpendleton@fs.fed.us

Grassland, Shrubland, and Desert Ecosystem Research Project - Provo, UT

Scott Jensen

BotanistScot Jensen

 

USDA Forest Service

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Grassland, Shrubland, and Desert Ecosystems Research

[Link]

 

Shrub Sciences Laboratory

735 North 500 East

Provo, Utah 84606

 

Phone: (801) 356-5124

Fax: (801) 375-6968

sljensen@fs.fed.us

 

Bryce Richardson

Bryce RichardsonResearch Geneticist

 

USDA Forest Service

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Grassland, Shrubland, and Desert Ecosystems Research

[Link]

 

Shrub Sciences Laboratory

735 North 500 East

Provo, Utah 84606-1856

 

Phone: (801) 356-5112

Fax: (801) 375-6968

brichardson02@fs.fed.us

 

USDI BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Washington, D.C.

Peggy Olwell

Peggy OlwellBureau of Land Management Plant Conservation Program Lead

 

USDI Bureau of Land Management

Div. of Fish, Wildlife & Plant Conservation

[Link]

 

1849 C Street NW (LSB-204)

Washington, DC 20240

 

Phone: 202-912-7273

Fax: 202-912-7187

peggy_olwell@blm.gov

 

Peggy Olwell leads the Bureau of Land Management's Plant Conservation Program, which covers the interagency Native Plant Materials Development Program, including Seeds of Success and BLM rare plants. Peggy Olwell coordinates the only national program on native seed collection and native plant materials development conducted on an eco-regional basis. There are over 500 partners from Federal, State, and local government agencies, private sector companies as well as non-profit organizations working on various aspects of this program. The Great Basin Native Plant Selection and Increase Project is one of several eco-regional projects funded through the BLM Plant Conservation Program.

Megan Haidet

Seeds of Success National Collection Curator

 

USDI Bureau of Land Management

Division of Fish, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation

[Link]

 

1849 C Street NW

Washington, DC 20240

 

Phone: (202) 912-7233

mahaidet@blm.gov

 

 

USDA AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Pollinating Insect Research Center - Logan, UT

Jim Cane

Jim CaneResearch Entomologist

 

USDA Agricultural Research Service

Pollinating Insect Research Center

[Link]

 

Dept. Biology UMC 5310

Utah State University

Logan, Utah 84333-5310

 

Phone: (435) 797-3879

Fax: (435) 797-0461

jim.cane@ars.usda.gov

 

Jim Cane studies reproduction of the forb species desired for restoration seedings. Research includes: 1) each forb species’ breeding biology and pollination needs, 2) taxonomic composition and abundances of each species’ guild of pollinators in the wild, and 3) management of the best practical pollinators for satisfying the forb’s pollination needs in row crop production. In addition, he is studying fates of these native bee communities after fires and reseedings.

Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center - Burns, OR

Kirk Davies

Rangeland Scientist

 

USDA Agricultural Research Service

Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center

[Link]

 

67826-A Hwy 205

Burns, OR 97720

 

Phone: (541) 573-4074

Fax: (541) 573-3042
kirk.davies@ars.usda.gov

Great Basin Rangelands Research - Reno, NV

Keirith Snyder

Research Ecologist

 

USDA Agricultural Research Service

Great Basin Rangelands Research

[Link]

 

920 Valley Rd

Reno, NV 89512

 

Phone: (775) 784-6057 ext. 245

Fax: (775) 784-1712
keirith.snyder@ars.usda.gov

Forage and Range Research Laboratory - Logan, UT

Shaun Bushman

Research Geneticist (Plants)

 

USDA Agricultural Research Service

Forage & Range Research Lab

Utah State University

[Link]

 

695 North 1100 East
Logan, Utah 84322-6300


Phone: (435) 797-2901

Fax: (435) 797-3075
shaun.bushman@ars.usda.gov

Doug Johnson

Doug JohnsonPlant Physiologist

 

USDA Agricultural Research Service

Forage & Range Research Lab

Utah State University

[Link]

 

695 North 1100 East
Logan, Utah 84322-6300


Phone: (435) 797-2901

Fax: (435) 797-3075
doug.johnson@ars.usda.gov

 

Douglas A. Johnson is working on the development of several native legumes for use in revegetation of rangelands in the Intermountain West including: basalt milkvetch (Astragalus filipes), western prairie clover (Dalea ornata), and Searls prairie clover (Dalea searlsiae).

Western Rangeland Plant Introduction Center - Pullman, WA

Richard Johnson

RC JohnsonResearch Agronomist

 

USDA Agricultural Research Service

Western Regional Plant Introduction Station

[Link]

 

Box 646402, Washington State University

Pullman, Washington 99164-6402

 

Phone: (509) 335-3771

Fax: (509) 335-6654

rcjohnson@wsu.edu

 

 

R.C. Johnson works within the USDA Agricultural Research Service and the National Plant Germplasm System to make plant material available for research and development. Interests include collection and conservation of native plant genetic resources, seed zones, and developing germplasm for revegetation.

 

USDA FOREST SERVICE

National Seed Laboratory - Dry Branch, GA

Bob Karrfalt

Bob KarrfaltForest Service National Seed Laboratory Director and Seed Scientist

 

USDA Forest Service

National Seed Laboratory

[Link]

 

5675 Riggins Mill Road
Dry Branch, Georgia 31020

 

Phone: (478) 751-3551

Fax: (478) 751-4135

rkarrfalt@fs.fed.us

 

The National Seed Laboratory tests seeds to determine the number of seeds per kilogram, the optimal germination conditions (e.g. light, temperature, chilling requirements), cleaning techniques, and long term seed storage requirements. This information is then used to develop proper seed handling protocols.

Victor Vankus

Botanist

 

USDA Forest Service

National Seed Laboratory

[Link]

 

5675 Riggins Mill Road
Dry Branch, Georgia 31020

 

Phone: (478) 751-3551

Fax: (478) 751-4135

vvankus@fs.fed.us

Pacific Northwest Research Station - Corvallis, OR

Brad St. Clair

Brad St. ClairResearch Geneticist (Plants)

 

USDA Forest Service

Pacific Northwest Research Station

[Link]

 

3200 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, Oregon 97331

 

Phone: (541) 750-7294

Fax: (541) 750-7329

bstclair@fs.fed.us

 

USDA NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE

Aberdeen Plant Materials Center - Aberdeen, ID

Loren St. John

Loren St. JohnAberdeen Plant Materials Center Manager and Soil Conservationist

 

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Aberdeen Plant Materials Center

[Link]

 

PO Box 296
Aberdeen, Idaho 83210-0296

 

Phone: (208) 397-4133
Fax: (208) 397-3104

loren.stjohn@id.usda.gov

 

Loren St. John's goals include developing and transferring performance-tested plants and plant-based management solutions to help solve natural resource problems in the Great Basin and Intermountain West.

Derek Tilley

Range Conservationist

 

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Aberdeen Plant Materials Center

[Link]

 

PO Box 296
Aberdeen, Idaho 83210-0296

 

Phone: (208) 397-4133
Fax: (208) 397-3104

derek.tilley@id.usda.gov

 

Derek Tilley's primary focus is developing plants and plant science technologies for the successful conservation of natural resources in the Intermountain West. Duties include conducting common garden studies, evaluating agronomic practices used in seed production, and transfer of plant science technologies.

 

USDI UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

Boise, ID

Matthew Germino

Supervisory Research Ecologist

 

USDI USGS

Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

[Link]

 

970 Lusk St.

Boise, ID 83706

 

Phone: 202-912-7273

Fax: 202-912-7187

mgermino@usgs.gov

 

 

BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY

Department of Biological Sciences

Boise, ID

Marie-Anne de Graaff

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

 

Boise State University

Department of Biology

1910 University Drive

Boise, Idaho 83725

[Link]

 

Phone: (208) 426-1256

Fax: (208) 426-1040

marie-annedegraaff@boisestate.edu

Marcelo Serpe

Marcelo SerpeProfessor, Department of Biological Sciences

 

Boise State University

Department of Biology

1910 University Drive

Boise, Idaho 83725

[Link]

 

Phone: (208) 426-3687

Fax: (208) 426-4267

mserpe@boisestate.edu

 

COLLEGE OF WESTERN IDAHO

Horticulture Technology

Boise, ID

John Dodson

Assistant Professor, Trade and Technology

 

Horticulture Technology

[Link]

 

2444 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712

 

Phone: (208) 562-2468

johndodson@cwidaho.cc

 

EASTERN OREGON STEWARDSHIP SERVICES

Prineville, OR

Berta Youtie

 

Eastern Oregon Stewardship Services

PO Box 606 or 1601 Bull Blvd.

Prineville, Oregon 97754-0606

 

Phone: (541) 447-8166

Fax: (541) 447-7651

byoutie@crestviewcable.com

 

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Malheur Experiment Station

Ontario, OR

Joel Felix

Associate Professor


Department of Crop and Soil Science

595 Onion Ave

Ontario, OR 97914

[Link]

 

Phone: (541) 889-2174

joel.felix@oregonstate.edu

 

Erik Feibert

Erik FeibertSenior Faculty Research Assistant

 

Oregon State University

Malheur Agricultural Experiment Station

[Link]

 

595 Onion Avenue

Ontario, Oregon 97914

 

Phone: (541) 889-2174

Fax: (541) 889-7831

erik.feibert@oregonstate.edu

 

 

Erik Feibert is a research assistant at the Malheur Experiment Station, Oregon State University in Ontario, OR. His interest is developing agronomic methods for seed production of native forbs. The focus is on plant establishment, irrigation management, and weed control.

Joey Ishida

Joey IshidaBiology Research Technician

 

Oregon State University

Malheur Agricultural Experiment Station

[Link]

 

595 Onion Avenue

Ontario, Oregon 97914

 

Phone: (541) 889-2174

Fax: (541) 889-7831

joey.ishida@oregonstate.edu

 

Clinton Shock

Clinton ShockSuperintendent and Professor - Crop Research, Irrigation Management, Watershed Stewardship

 

Oregon State University

Malheur Agricultural Experiment Station

[Link]

 

595 Onion Avenue

Ontario, Oregon 97914

 

Phone: (541) 889-2174

Fax: (541) 889-7831

clinton.shock@oregonstate.edu

 

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Department of Natural Resources Management

Lubbock, TX

Robert Cox

Rob CoxAssistant Professor, Habitat Restoration Ecology

 

Texas Tech University

Department of Natural Resources Management

[Link]

 

Box 42125

Lubbock, Texas 79409

 

Phone: (806) 742-2841

Fax: (806) 742-2280

robert.cox@ttu.edu

 

 

Robert Cox is interested in basic and restoration ecology of arid and semi-arid ecosystems. In the Great Basin, he’s worked on testing new seed drills for seeding higher diversity seed mixes, and on increasing the diversity of crested wheatgrass stands.

 

UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO

Department of Forest Resources

Moscow, ID

Anthony Davis

Anthony DavisDirector of the University of Idaho Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research, Head of the Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences Department, and Associate Professor of Native Plant Regeneration and Silviculture

 

University of Idaho

Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences

[Link]

 

PO Box 441133

Moscow, Idaho 83844

 

Phone: (208) 885-7211

Fax: (208) 885-6226

asdavis@uidaho.edu

 

Research/Focus areas:

  • Improving nursery production practices of native plants
  • Restoration of degraded forests
  • Effects of environmental stresses on native plant development

George Newcombe

Professor, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire

 

University of Idaho

Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire

[Link]

 

PO Box 441133

Moscow, ID 83844

 

Phone: (208) 885-5289

georgen@uidaho.edu

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO

Parma Research and Extension Center

Parma, ID

Ram Sampangi

 

University of Idaho, Parma R&E Center

[Link]

 

29603 University of Idaho Lane

Parma, Idaho 83660

 

Phone: (208) 722-6701

Fax: (208) 722-6708

sampangi@uidaho.edu

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA - RENO

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science

Reno, NV

Beth Leger

Elizabeth LegerProfessor of Plant Ecology

 

University of Nevada, Reno

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science

[Link]

 

Mail Stop 370

Fleishmann Agriculture, Room 121

University of Nevada, Reno 89557-0013

 

Phone: (775) 784-7582

Fax: (775) 784-4789

eleger@cabnr.unr.edu

Cooperative Extension

Elko, NV

Kent McAdoo

Kent McAdooArea Extension Specialist, Rangeland Resources

 

University of Nevada, Reno

Cooperative Extension, Central/NE Area-Elko

[Link]

 

701 Walnut Street

Elko, Nevada 89801-5032

 

Phone: (775) 738-1251

Fax: (775) 753-7843

mcadook@unce.unr.edu

Cooperative Extension

Reno, NV

Heidi Kratsch

Assistant Professor, Horticulture SpecialistHeidi Kratsch

 

University of Nevada, Reno

Cooperative Extension, Western Area

[Link]

 

4955 Energy Way

Reno, Nevada 89502

 

Phone: (775) 784-4848

Fax: (775) 784-4881

kratschh@unce.unr.edu

 

Heidi's interests and expertise are in urban horticulture, water-efficient and native plant landscaping, and sustainable plant production. She is a certified Horticulturist and has taught classes for pesticide applicator and certified arborist training.

 

UTAH DIVISIOIN OF WILDLIFE RESOURCES

Great Basin Research Center

Ephraim, UT

Kevin Gunnell

Range Trend Project Leader

 

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Great Basin Research Center

[Link]

 

494 West 100 South

Ephraim, Utah 84627

 

Phone: (435) 283-4441

cdjones@utah.gov

 

Jason Stettler

Native Forb Biologist

 

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Great Basin Research Center

[Link]

 

494 West 100 South

Ephraim, Utah 84627

 

Phone: (435) 283-4441

jasonstettler@utah.gov

 

 

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