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    Author(s): Jodie Krakowski
    Date: 2017
    Source: In: Sniezko, Richard A.; Man, Gary; Hipkins, Valerie; Woeste, Keith; Gwaze, David; Kliejunas, John T.; McTeague, Brianna A., tech. cords. 2017. Gene conservation of tree species—banking on the future. Proceedings of a workshop. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-963. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: 170-173.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Provincial tree improvement programs in Alberta began in 1976. Early gene conservation focused on ex situ measures such as seed and clone banking, and research trials of commercial species with tree improvement programs. The gene conservation program now encompasses representative and unique populations of all native tree species in situ. The ex situ program aims to capture representative samples of each species by natural subregion combination in the provincial seed archive. Species whose seeds do not store well may be represented in clone banks, but resources limit those archives to threatened populations or those of special adaptive interest. Since most forested area in the province is public land, cooperators in tree improvement programs are legally obligated to share the responsibility for gene conservation for the benefit of all Albertans.

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    Krakowski, Jodie. 2017. Forest gene conservation programs in Alberta, Canada. In: Sniezko, Richard A.; Man, Gary; Hipkins, Valerie; Woeste, Keith; Gwaze, David; Kliejunas, John T.; McTeague, Brianna A., tech. cords. 2017. Gene conservation of tree species—banking on the future. Proceedings of a workshop. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-963. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: 170-173.

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