A Repository expedition to collect native North American hops from the southern Rocky Mountain region of the United States

Large cones on native Colorado hops


Jim and Jodi are joined by Scott Dorsch
(Busch Agricultural Resources Inc) and Nazareno Perez

Team leader JimOliphant with the catch of the day


Repository hop explorers Jim Oliphant, Doug Cook and Jodi Jackson collected native hops from 54 locations throughout Colorado and northern New Mexico in September, 2002.

This expedition was funded through a USDA ARS Plant Exploration Grant and CRIS 5358-21000-029-00D

Wild hops on the rocks

Doug and Jim prepare samples for pickup


Seeds have been extracted from the cones collected on this trip and added to the Repository seed collection.