National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL)

DNA helix model. Ponderosa pine seedlings. Forest and meadow scene. Lewisia species wildflowers. Six images: lab equipment, plant samples, DNA results, spruce tip, wildflower speciman, and redwood tree.

The National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL) provides genetic testing and information for integrated solutions to on-the-ground problems faced by natural resource managers and policy makers. Solutions are provided for public agencies, non-government organizations, and private industries across the United States, often spanning geographical and organizational boundaries. NFGEL has been administratively part of the National Forest System, Forest Management Staff since 1988. The NFGEL laboratory is located in Placerville, California.

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Genetic data generated at NFGEL over the last 25 years is used across the country to improve management decisions.

Word cloud displaying various genetics related terms.