Re-Framing Forest and Resource Management Strategies for a Climate Change Context

Contents of the ToolBox: Adaptation, Mitigation and the "5-R Strategies"


Fig. 3. Enabling response to change. Seed transfer rules, based on zones such as those of the California federal, state, and private forest-genetic programs, have been developed to restrict movement of germplasm from source areas to restoration locations under the assumption that local genotypes are better adapted than non-local. Relaxing the guidelines and increasing diversity by mixing small percentages of seed from zones adjacent to the restoration sites may improve adaptation in the face of changing climates. Photo: California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection. [Download large version]