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Alberta forest genetic resource management and conservation standards

Description

The forest genetic resources of Alberta are crucial to the long-term economic and ecological stability of the province. The need for standards related to sustainable use and conservation of forest genetic resources arises largely from human activity and development, which may interrupt natural genetic processes on the landscape. Without management, human activity can lead to genetic erosion, reduced fitness and loss of evolutionary resilience in wild populations, and can also reduce opportunities for development of new and useful plant varieties and gene products. The standards in this resource are issued under the Timber Management Regulation, which allows the Minister to establish rules governing the source and type of tree seed and vegetative propagules used to reforest public land. All rules in this manual facilitate the collection, development, processing, documentation, tracking, custody and eventual use of forest reproductive materials. This is the third revision of STIA and the first revision of FGRMS.

Tags
FGRMS manual forest management forestry industry forestry policy forests reforestation tree improvement
Resources

Title and publication information

Type
Standard
Alternative Title

Standards for Tree Improvement in Alberta (STIA), third revision

Extent

165 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture and Forestry

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

2016-12-21

Date Added

2017-01-11T19:58:34.191461

Date Modified

2016-12-21

Date Issued

2016-12-21

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9781460131596

ISBN (print)

9781460131565

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry