Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions

September/October 2017

Issue Highlights

50 Years of Forest Genetics in the Northwest

  • Back to the Future: Genetics and our Northwest Forests
  • Why Grow the Seed to Grow the Seedling?
  • Development of Cooperative Tree Improvement Programs in the Pacific Northwest
  • The IETIC: Five Decades of Tree Improvement
  • Tree Improvement in BC: Developing Durable Trees
  • BLM Genetics Program Prepares for the Future
  • Genetics Resource Management in the USFS, PNW Region: Past, Present, and Future
  • Building on a Century of Forest Genetics Research
  • Cooperative Brings Life to Tree Breeding Tools and Approaches
  • Genetic Gain and the Economic Benefits of Tree Improvement
  • The Douglas-fir Seed-Source Movement Trial Yields Early Results
  • Early Provenance Trials Lead to Contrasting Conclusions
  • Biotechnology Research is Developing New Tools for Tree Breeders
  • Saving Our Trees and Forests through Resistance Breeding


  • Regional Partnerships Deliver on Value
  • SAF National Convention Coming to Portland in 2018

October 1995 WF - Genetics (download PDF)