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.
The Climate-Based Seed Transfer (CBST) project falls within the 'Resilience' component of the broader Climate-Based Genetic Resource Management initiative led by the Forest Improvement and Research Management Branch, and the strategic plan and vision championed and led by the Forest Genetics Council of British Columbia. For more information, visit the Climate-Based Seed Transfer Project. To learn more about the science behind CBST see our technical report, A Proposed Climate-based Seed Transfer System for British Columbia January 2017 (PDF).
Extension and Training
- What is climate based seed transfer (CBST) (NEW October 2019! PDF, 347 KB)
- CBST and assisted migration (NEW October 2019! PDF, 355 KB)
- CBST and genetic suitability (NEW October 2019! PDF, 336 KB)
- CBST and impacts, risks and benefits (NEW October 2019! PDF, 430 KB)
- CBST and seed selection and deployment (NEW October 2019! PDF, 264 KB)
- CBST and forest health (NEW October 2019! PDF, 367 KB)
- 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)