Future Forest Ecosystems Initiative: Tree Species Selection Project

Welcome to the Tree Species Selection Project Web site

On this site, the project team will provide updates on the status of the project, including key documents and up-to-date information on the project's activities.



Purpose of the Project

To define the current and future needs for informed tree species selection decision-making in BC in the context of climate change.

Focus areas of the Tree Species Selection Working Group:
  • FFEI Integrator group for science-based information related to tree species management in the context of climate change
  • Develop a framework for landscape level tree species strategies
  • Development of a “Tree species selection decision support system”: comprehensive, current and accessible knowledge base supporting best available tree species management interpretations.
  • New to the siteGo to the Tree Species Selection Tool home page

Key Working Group Documents



Work In Progress

  • Landscape level ecological tree species benchmarks, Phase 2.  Three sessions completed, paper in progress
  • Tree Species Selection Tool – content for the Coast Area Regions

Work Completed

June 2008: Knowledge base and Interpretations database Requirements Workshop, Richmond, BC

October 2008: Completion of Draft General Business Requirements document for Interpretations database component of Decision Support System

November, 2008: Completion of Draft General Business Requirements for knowledge base component of Decision Support System.

March 2009 - Completion of the detailed business requirements and prototype for the tree species selection support tool.

March 2009 - Landscape level species strategies scoping workshop.

August 2010 - Draft landscape species strategy scoping document and case study.

February 2012 - Tree Species Selection Tool (beta version) with Northern Interior content

April 2012 - Technical Report 067 – A Landscape-level Species Strategy for Forest Management in British Columbia: Exploration of Development and Implementation Issues https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Tr/Tr067.htm

October 2012 - Tree Species Selection Tool official release by ADM Resource Stewardship and the Chief Forester

July 2013 - Cariboo Region content posted to Tree Species Selection Tool


Contact Information

Co-Lead/Project Manager: Shirley Mah (Shirley.Mah@gov.bc.ca) - Resource Practices Branch 250- 356-2180

Co-lead: Kevin Astridge (Kevin.Astridge@gov.bc.ca) - Resource Practices Branch

Working Group Members Contact List

This page was last updated on November 07, 2013

For comments on this web site, please contact
Tim Ebata (Tim.Ebata@gov.bc.ca)