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FGC Species Plans
(Seed planning information for species and seed zones)

Seed Planning Units (SPUs) are the organizational units that form the basis for breeding and seed production planning. They are organized by species, seed planning zone, and elevation band.

For example #17, the Pli BV Low is the SPU for interior lodgepole pine in the Bulkley Valley seed planning zone at elevations below 1100 m. Based on the Forest Genetics Council Strategic Business Plan, SPUs are designed to facilitate program development and strategic planning for tree improvement.

A Species Plan

For each Seed Planning Unit (SPU), the potential economic return from a breeding and seed orchard program is determined. The SPUs are then ranked according to those indicating the highest return. Forest Genetics Council Species Committees develop species plans for those SPUs with the highest expected return.

Species plans contain

  • Breeding and seed production projections,
  • Plans for propagation and management activities, and
  • Analyses of current and proposed seed orchards.

Species plans also show the timeline for genetic improvement, including projected supply and demand for planting stock, and projected genetic gain.

Each of the following files provides information on the timelines for a species/seed planning zone/elevation range combination.

Updated November 2016.

Species

Planning Zone, Elevation and latitude

1

Coastal Douglas-fir

Maritime Low (1-900 m)  South 480 00’ - 520 00’

2

Western Redcedar

Maritime Low (1-700 m)  South 480 00’ - 520 00’

3

Western Hemlock

Maritime Low (1-600 m)  South 480 00’ - 520 00’

4

Interior Spruce

Nelson Mid (1000-1700 m)

5

Interior Spruce

Nelson High (1700-2100 m)

6

Sitka Spruce

Maritime Low (1-500 m) South  480 00’ - 540 00’

7

Lodgepole Pine

Nelson Low (700-1600 m)

8

Western White Pine

Maritime Low (1-1000 m)

9

Pacific Silver Fir

Sub Maritime Low (1-1000 m)

10

Lodgepole Pine

Thompson Okanagan Low (700-1400 m)

11

Yellow Cypress

Maritime All (1-1100 m)  South 480 00’ – 520 00’

12

Lodgepole Pine

Prince George Low (700-1400 m)

13

Western Larch

Nelson Low (450-1600 m)

14

Interior Spruce

Prince George Low (600-1400 m)

15

Western White Pine

Kootenay/Quesnel Low (500-1400 m)

16

Lodgepole Pine

Thompson Okanagan High (1400-1600 m)

17

Lodgepole Pine

Bulkley Valley Low (700-1400 m)

18

Lodgepole Pine

Central Plateau Low (700-1300 m)

19

Coastal Douglas-fir 

Sub Maritime Low (200-1200 m)

20

Lodgepole Pine

Nelson High (1600-2000 m)

21

Interior Douglas-fir 

Nelson Low (400-1200 m)

22

Interior Douglas-fir 

Nelson High (1000-1800 m)

23

Interior Spruce/Sitka Spruce

Sub Maritime/Nass-Skeena Transition (All elevations)

24

Western Hemlock

Maritime High (600-1100 m)

25

Interior Spruce

East Kootenay All (750-1900 m)

26

Lodgepole Pine

Prince George High (1400-2000 m)

27

Western Redcedar

Sub Maritime Low (200-1000 m)

28

Interior Spruce

Thompson Okanagan High (1300-2100 m)

29

Lodgepole Pine

East Kootenay High (1500-2000 m)

30

Interior Spruce

Thompson Okanagan Low (700-1500 m)

31

Coastal Douglas-fir

Maritime High (900-1200 m)

32

Lodgepole Pine

East Kootenay Low (800-1500 m)

33

Western Redcedar

Maritime High (700-1500 m)

34

Western Larch

East Kootenay Low (800-1700 m)

35

Interior Spruce

Bulkley Valley Low (500-1400 m)

36

Grand Fir

Maritime Low (1-700 m)

37

Interior Douglas-fir 

Quesnel Lakes Low (700-1400 m)

38

Western Hemlock
<Refers to SPU #3>

Maritime Low South (see HW Prog #3) (1-600 m)

39

Interior Douglas-fir

East Kootenay Low (700-1400 m)

40M

Interior Spruce

Peace River Mid (650-1200 m)

40L

Interior Spruce

Peace River Low (<650 m)

41

Interior Douglas-fir 

Prince George Low (700-1200 m)

42

Interior Spruce

Prince George High (1200-1550 m)

43

Interior Douglas-fir

Cariboo Transition Low (600-1400 m)

44

Interior Spruce

Nelson Low (1-1000 m)

45

Lodgepole Pine

Big Bar/Chilcotin (All elevations)

46

Sub-alpine Fir

NST / BLK / MIC / MGR / WK / SA (All elevations)

47

Noble Fir

Maritime, Sub maritime (All elevations)
South 480 00’ – 520 00’

48

Aspen, Poplar, Birch

Commercial Broadleaves Interior (All elevations)

49

Alder, Bigleaf maple, Poplar

Commercial Broadleaves Coast (All elevations)

50

Western Larch

Nelson High (1200-1800 m)

51

Ponderosa Pine

Southern Interior (300-1000 m)

52

Douglas-fir

Thompson-Okanagan (600-1099 m)

53

Douglas-fir

Thompson-Okanagan (1100-1600 m)

54

Red Alder

Maritime (1-700 m)

 

 


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