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.
- Letter from Chief Forester on the CBST Alternative Process (Sept. 2017)
- CBST Proposed Alternative Process
- CBST Proposed Alternative Form
Training on the use of the CBST Seedlot Selection Tool
Reference Material for CBST
- 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)
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).