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.
Climate Based Seed Transfer (CBST) is an important climate change adaptation strategy to promote healthy, resilient and productive forests and ecosystems through the matching of seedlings/seedlots to future (projected) planting site climates.
- Chief Forester’s Announcement of Amendments to the Chief Foresters Standards for Seed Use for CBST April, 2019 (3.9MB)
- Chief Foresters Standards for Seed Use Website
- Link to the CBST Seedlot Selection Tool
- CBST Introductory Webinar (slides)
- CBST Introductory Webinar - 18MB wmv file recorded May 17, 2018
- Wildstand Cone Collection Workshops - June 2018
- SPAR Training on CBST and Seedling Requests - starting August 2018
Reference Material for CBST
- Cone Collection and Climate Based Seed Transfer (May 2018)
- CBST Information Bulletin (April 2018)
- CBST Information Note (Jan. 2017)
- CBST Questions and Answers (Jan. 2017)
- CBST Glossary (Jan. 2017)
- Technical Report: A Proposed Climate-based Seed Transfer System for British Columbia (TR099 - PDF) (Jan. 2017)
Archived information on the CBST Alternative Process (Sept 2017)
- Letter from Chief Forester on the CBST Alternative Process (Sept. 2017)
- CBST Proposed Alternative Process
- CBST Proposed Alternative Form
- CBST Webinar Recording (wmv file-25 MB)
- CBST Webinar Powerpoint (20 MB)
The CBST project is being led by Forest Improvement and Research Management Branch. Project championship is provided by the Forest Genetics Council of British Columbia (FGC).