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. 

Training on the use of the CBST Seedlot Selection Tool

Link to the CBST Seedlot Selection Tool

Reference Material for CBST

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).