Climate-Based Seed Transfer

Science-based seed transfer is the foundation for effective reforestation and genetic adaptation of stock planted as part of B.C.’s sustainable forest management system.

Seed transfer is ideally positioned to become an adaptation management option under a changing climate. The aim of this climate change adaptation initiative and project is to transition British Columbia’s seed transfer system from a geographically-based science, policy and decision support framework to one that is climate-based. Steps to support this transition over the next five to ten years are underway as part of B.C.’s Forest Stewardship Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation (2012 to 2017).

The CBST project is being led by Tree Improvement Branch. Project championship is provided by the Forest Genetics Council of British Columbia (FGC). 

January 2017 Documents