Save the Date! July 10-13, 2023

The Western Forest Genetics Association (WFGA) and Canadian Forest Genetics Association (CFGA) will be co-hosting a Forest Genetics conference in Vernon, British Columbia, July 10-13, 2023. Please consider this conference in your plans for next summer.

Vernon is a wonderful setting for a Forest Genetics conference. It is the location of the Kalamalka Forestry Centre and is central to many seed orchards and nurseries. Surrounded by forests, it is a perfect location for exploring and visiting forest genetics field trials and silviculture operations.

Here is a draft schedule of events for the conference:

  • Monday: Registration (evening)
  • Tuesday: Scientific talks and poster sessions
  • Wednesday: field tour of forest genetics and silviculture sites; evening banquet; business meetings
  • Thursday: Scientific talks and poster sessions

The following topics will be considered for talks and posters:

  • Collection and analysis of progeny test data
  • Seed orchard propagation and management
  • Seed transfer
  • Screening for forest health traits
  • Seed and propagation of seedlings
  • Conservation

We welcome the submission of scientific papers and updates from seed orchards, breeding programs and conservation programs. A formal call for abstracts will be sent in the next few months.

Vernon is also a great place for a vacation or a perfect location to launch your next adventure. Visit the tourism Vernon website for more details. Some notable highlights include:

Nicholas Ukrainetz, Chair, Western Forest Genetics Association

Brian Barber, Chair, Canadian Forest Genetics Association

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