Seed use and seed planning

Seed Planning is an important step in meeting British Columbia's forest stewardship and genetic resource management (GRM) objectives.

 Seed used in Crown land reforestation must meet the requirements set out in the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA) and its regulations, and in the Chief Forester's Standards for Seed Use to ensure regenerated stands are genetically diverse, adapted, healthy and productive, now and in the future. Suitable seed and vegetative lots are selected based on their genetic suitability, matching genetic source to planting sites. In addition, they must be of a high quality and available in sufficient quantities to meet the specific stocking and forest health needs of a given planting site.

Scale and scope

Seed planning activities include:

  • Seed procurement:
    • Seed supply agreements
    • Trades
    • Purchase and collections (natural stand)
  • Seed use:
    • Registration
    • Collection
    • Selection
    • Transfer
  • Seed deployment:
    • Results
    • Strategies
    • Timber supply assumptions
    • Climate actions

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