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Seed and Vegetative Material Guidebook Table of Contents]

Purpose and introduction


Authority


Definitions


Cone, seed and vegetative material planning

Principles of cone, seed and vegetative material planning

Seed planning zones of B.C.

Sources of seed and vegetative material

Natural stands or plantations

Seed orchards

Vegetative material production facilities


Collection of cones, seed and vegetative material

Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act

70(4)(c)

Authority:

Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act

70(4) Without limiting subsection (2) to (3.2), the person who is required to establish the free growing stand under the prescription must meet all of the following requirements:

Silviculture Practices Regulation, Part 2, Division 1

Tree Cone, Seed and Vegetative Material Regulation

2(1) Subject to subsection (2), a person must not collect cones, seeds or vegetative material from Crown land unless in possession of a cone and vegetative material collection permit issued by the district manager, or person authorized by the district manager.

2(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to


Cone and vegetative material collection permits

Cone collection reports

Cone collection guidelines

Natural stand cone and seed

Superior provenances

Seed orchard seed

Vegetative material


Registration of seed and vegetative material

Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act

70(4)(c)

Authority:

Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act

70(4)(c) See page 8.

Silviculture Practices Regulation

Tree Cone, Seed and Vegetative Material Regulation

3(2) A person seeking to have a seedlot registered must submit to the tree seed centre of the ministry

3(3) A person seeking to have a vegetative lot registered with the ministry must submit an application about the lot to the ministry which includes all the following information:

3(4) Without limiting subsections (2) and (3), if required by the district manager or person authorized by the district manager, the person seeking to register a seedlot or vegetative lot collected from Crown land must submit a copy of the cone and vegetative material collection permit issued under section 2.


Application for registration of seedlots

Cone and seed quality standards

Vegetative material


Storage of seed required by a prescription

Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act

70(4)(c)

Authority:

Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act

70(4)(c) See page 8.

Silviculture Practices Regulation, Part 2, Division 1



Selection of seed and vegetative material

Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act

70(4)(c)

Authority:

Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act

70(4)(c) See page 8.

Silviculture Practices Regulation, Part 2, Division 1


Seedling requests

Use of the best genetic quality material

Genetic class

Genetic worth

Use of resistant material for forest health concerns


Transferring seed and vegetative material

Forest Practices Code of B.C. Act

70(4)(c)

Authority:

Forest Practices Code of B.C. Act

70(4)(c) See page 8.

Silviculture Practices Regulation, Part 2, Division 1


Variances to the transfer guidelines


Provincial seed and vegetative material transfer guidelines

Transfer guidelines for natural stand or plantation provenances

Coastal seed planning zones

  1. Seed or vegetative material from coastal natural stand or plantation provenances may only be used within their native seed planning zones unless otherwise noted in Table 4 or subsections 3 and 4 below.

  2. Subject to section 1 above, the transfer limits in Table 4 apply to the geographic origin of each coastal species’ seed or vegetative lot.

  3. Seed or vegetative material of natural stands or plantations may be moved outside its native seed planning zone in the following cases

  4. Transferring seed or vegetative material of the following coastal species is NOT permitted between the specified geographic areas, for the noted species, unless made within the same biogeoclimatic variant:

  5. Exercise caution when moving seed from areas along the eastern edge of the SM (submaritime) to areas with more direct maritime influence, and vice versa. Caution is also to be exercised when moving suspected or known coastal/interior hybrid species.

    Table 4. Transfer limits for coastal natural stand or plantation provenances

    Interior seed planning zones

    1. Seed or vegetative material from interior natural stands or plantations must not be transferred outside their native seed planning zones in the interior unless used within the same biogeoclimatic zone, and the transfer adheres to the latitudinal, longitudinal and elevational transfer limits listed in Table 5, unless otherwise noted below in subsection 3.

    2. Subject to subsection 1 above, the transfer limits shown in Table 5 below apply to the geographical origin of each interior species’ seed or vegetative lot.

    3. Transfer of Douglas-fir between SA and TOD, or between CT and QL not permitted. Transfer of western larch outside its native seed planning zone is permitted, irrespective of biogeoclimatic zones, but the transfer must adhere to the limits listed in Table 5.

      Table 5. Transfer limits for interior natural stand or plantation provenances

    Transfer guidelines for superior provenances

    Lodgepole pine superior provenances

    Interior spruce superior provenances

    Sitka spruce superior provenances

    Transfer guidelines for exotic provenances

    Transfer guidelines for seed orchard seed*

    Coastal seed orchards

    1. The use of seed shall be limited to the seed planning zones listed for each individual seedlot.

    2. The elevational, latitudinal, and longitudinal transfer limits for coastal natural stand or plantation provenances shall apply to the specified geographic origin of each seed orchard seedlot, unless otherwise noted in subsection 3 or 4.

    3. Seed from coastal orchards listed here may be used within the seed planning zones and elevation and latitude ranges specified in Table 9. These provisions apply to any existing and future seedlots from these orchards.

    4. Additional transfer restrictions apply to seedlots originating from the following orchards:

    Interior seed orchards

    1. Seed from interior seed orchards is to be used only within the seed planning zones listed for each individual seedlot.

    2. The elevational transfer limits for interior natural stand or plantation provenances apply to the specified elevation of each interior seed orchard seedlot, unless otherwise noted in subsection 3.

    3. Seed from interior seed orchards may be used within the seed planning zones and elevation ranges specified in Table 10. These provisions apply to any existing and future seedlots from these orchards.

      Table 10. Transfer limits for some interior seed orchards

    Transfer guidelines for vegetative material from production facilities


    Keeping records of seed and propagules

    Authority:

    Silviculture Practices Regulation, Part 2, Division 1; Part 3, Division 2



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