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Upcoming Events

Coastal Forest Genetics Extension Meeting – Tuesday, February 21, 2023  @ UVic and on-line. FREE

Participants will learn about new studies underway or completed that examine species’ and populations’ abilities to tolerate existing and new pressures from climate change such as drought, and emergent insect and disease issues.  Can we employ biotech tools to capture later-rotation traits of value in our seed supply?  We will use this information to assist us in seed supply planning including upgrading orchards to meet the effects of the changing climate, adjusting seed deployment policy to maintain resilient forests across the landscape, and prioritizing research and breeding to deliver critical information and new selections to policy makers and orchards.

See Agenda for speakers, location and video link. RSVPs for in-person attendance to:
AVanniejenhuis at

Forest Genetics 2023 July 10-14, 2023.   Website: 
This in-person scientific conference, co-hosted by the Canadian and Western Forest Genetics Associations, will be held in Vernon, BC.   Call for Abstracts is now open.  See website for abstract submission details, program, invited speakers, field trips, registration, student awards and sponsorship opportunities.

Past Events

FGC Interior TAC Extension Meeting – Jan 10-11, 2023.  Agenda and details here ITAC Extension Mtg Agenda 2023 Jan 10-11.   Presentations to be posted at on ITAC webpage soon

FGC Genetic Conservation TAC Extension Meeting, Dec. 14, 2023. Agenda

North American Forest Genetics Society Conference – Asilomar, California, June 14 to 16 2022. Program here.

Challenges to our Future Tree Seed Supply 2022 hosted by CFGA Tree Seed Working Group. June 22-27, 2022.  Program here.

Managing Uncertainty, BC Seed Orchard Association. Vernon, BC, June 28-29, 2022. Program here

Forest Genetics Field Tour BC, hosted by Ministry of Forests, CFGA and WFGA.  June 30, 2022.

IUFRO 2.02.05 Breeding and Genetic Resources of Pacific Northwest Conifers, November 8-10, 2021.  Videos here

Interior Technical Advisor Committee (ITAC) Extension Meeting, January 19, 2022. Agenda and Presentations here

BC Seed Orchard Association Meeting, Sidney BC, June 2021

2021 Forest Genetics: Student and PostDoc Symposium. May 19-20, 2021

FastTRAC: Operational Applications of Genomic Selection. 10-11 am (PST), Thursday, January 28, 2021
– Click here for video recording ( 1:05) Password: Xxec5pDc


Cone Collection Workshops, June 2018 – Various Locations


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