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Seedlot Selection Tool expanded to Alaska

Date: 
Thursday, April 13, 2017 to Friday, June 30, 2017
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The Seedlot Selection Tool has been expanded to cover most of Alaska (except the most western Aleutian Islands). seedlotselectiontool.org/sst  The Seedlot Selection Tool is a GIS mapping program designed to help forest managers match seedlots with planting sites based on climatic information. The climates of the planting sites can be chosen to represent current climates, or future climates based on selected climate change scenarios.

 

If you know the climate variable(s) that are important to the species (or crop) of interest you are working with you can map those variables plus a transfer limit (ex: +/-2C for mean annual temperature-MAT) to see how climate is projected to change and from where similar climates will be located for you to source material or plant your material.

 

Here is a webinar on the tool and how to use it.