Moscow Forestry Sciences Laboratory
1221 South Main Street
Moscow, ID 83843
Jeremiah R. Pinto, Ph.D.
Research Plant Physiologist/Tribal Nursery Coordinator
USDA Forest Service
Rocky Mountain Research Station
1221 South Main Street
Moscow, ID 83843
Jeremy's interest in the natural world came from his father,
a now-retired high school biology teacher.
Throughout school he pursued the biological and natural sciences while picking up seasonal work with the Forest Service.
His early forestry work included habitat improvement, prescribed fire, wildlife, wildland fire, and forest health.
Graduate school provided an opportunity and segue into his current career of nursery and outplanting research.
Additionally, Jeremy maintains connection to his Native American background working as a technical nursery liaison
to Indigenous peoples across the U.S.
Forest and native plant nursery propagation, outplanting, and establishment including
biophysical and physiological limitations and adaptations within each system.
Jeremy's current research includes examining and improving native plant nursery cultural practices,
investigating subsequent consequences of cultural practices on seedling physiology, and studying the
biophysical site limitations of outplanting.
The Intertribal Nursery Council is a USDA Forest Service managed, tribally guided,
organization for advancing the interests of native peoples involved with plant production in nurseries.
Key issues include technology transfer and sharing, conservation education, preservation of traditional
ecological knowledge, reforestation, restoration, and nursery training.
The Council meets annually, holding information sharing meetings and nursery training workshops.
Intertribal Nursery Council (Chair),
Western Forest Conservation Nursery Association,
Intermountain Container Seedling Grower's Association,
Northeastern Forest and Conservation Nursery Association,
Southern Forest Nursery Association
Notable Career Accomplishments
USDA Office of Tribal Relations, Tribal Professional Excellence Award:
In recognition of significant accomplishments in promoting Tribal Relations into Forest Service programs, policy,
or awareness. May 2011
Southern Research Station Director's Technology Transfer Award
for efforts to increase the participation of American Indian tribal members in nursery work and restoration
of plant communities. March 2005
Southern Research Station Partnership Award for providing leadership in plant nursery and restoration technology
to American Indian tribes between the
USDA Forest Service,
Project Learning Tree (PLT),
Coeur d'Alene Tribe, and
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation. March 2005
Two Chiefs' Partnership Award from USDA Forest Service & NRCS. 2006
Intertribal Timber Council Earl Wilcox Memorial Individual Achievement Award,
Northwest Region: In recognition of outstanding service to Indian Forestry. June 2007
Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetic Resources (RNGR): http://rngr.net/
Intertribal Nursery Council: http://www.rngr.net/inc
Recent Selected Publications
Landis TD, Dreesen DR, Pinto JR, Dumroese RK. 2006.
Propagating native Salicaceae for riparian restoration on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona.
Native Plants Journal 7(1):52-60.
Dumroese RK, Pinto JR, Jacobs DF, Davis AS, Horiuchi B. 2006.
Subirrigation reduces water use, nitrogen loss, and moss growth in a container nursery.
Native Plants Journal 7(3):253-261.
Dreesen DR, Landis TD, Pinto JR. 2006.
Stacked propagation: a new way to grow native plants from root cuttings.
Native Plants Journal 7(3): 286-292.
Pinto JP, Chandler R, Dumroese RK. 2008.
Growth, nitrogen use efficiency, and leachate comparison of subirrigated and overhead irrigated
pale purple coneflower seedlings.
Riley LE, Pinto JR, Dumroese RK, technical coordinators. 2010.
National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations. 2009.
Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.
Proceedings RMRS-P-62. 101 p.
Pinto JR, Dumroese RK, Davis AS, Landis TD. 2011.
Conducting seedling stock type trials: a new approach to an old question.
Journal of Forestry 109(5):293-299.
Pinto JR, Marshall JD, Dumroese RK, Davis AS, Cobos DR. 2011.
Establishment and growth of container seedlings for reforestation: a function of stocktype and edaphic conditions.
Forest Ecology and Management 261:1876-1884.
Haase DL, Pinto JR, Dumroese RK, Hernandez G, Karrfalt R, Overton R. 2011.
RNGR: A national resource for reforestation, restoration, and nursery professionals.
Tree Planters Notes 54(1):28-34.
Schmal JL, Dumroese RK, Davis AS, Pinto JR, Jacobs DF. 2011.
Subirrigation for production of native plants in nurseries – concepts, current knowledge, and implementation.
Native Plants Journal 12(2):81-93.
Davis AS, Pinto JR, Jacobs DF. 2011
Early field performance of Acacia koa seedlings grown under subirrigation and overhead irrigation.
Native Plants Journal 12(2):94-99.
Davis AS, Aghai MM, Pinto JR, Apostal KG. 2011.
Growth, gas exchange, foliar nitrogen content, and water use of subirrigated and overhead irrigated Populus tremuloides Michx. seedlings.
- Ph.D., Forest Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
- M.S., Forest Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
- B.S., Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM