Pseudotsuga menziesii
(Mirbel) Franco

Distribution and Protected Areas – from Hamann 2005

Conservation Status Summary – from Krakowski et. al. 2009

“Coastal Douglas-fir is well represented in ex situ seed collections and in situ protected areas—except within the CDF zone—yielding a lower level of protection in the Maritime low SPU. All SPUs have sufficient ex situ collections that represent all bgc zones supporting Douglas-fir. Increasing representation in inter situ trials for the Maritime high spu would support the delineation of seed transfer and reforestation guidelines for this SPU.

Interior Douglas-fir is well represented in ex situ collections and in situ protected areas, except for the Cariboo Transition, which requires groundtruthing to confirm adequate population sizes in protected areas; the East Kootenay and Quesnel SPUs should also be verified. Regardless, all SPUs have sufficient inter situ trials that represent the range of habitats and administrative units supporting operational interior Douglas-fir deployment.”



Hamann, A., Smets, P., Aitken, S. N. and Yanchuk, A. D. 2005. An ecogeographic framework for in situ conservation of forest trees in British Columbia. Can. J. For. Res. 35:2553-2561. View online resources for this report.

Krakowski J, C. Chourmouzis, A.D. Yanchuk, D. Kolotelo, A. Hamann, and S.N. Aitken. 2009. Forest Tree Genetic Conservation Status Report 2: genetic conservation status of operational tree species. Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics, Forest Genetics Council of British Columbia, and B.C. Min. For. Range, For. Sci. Prog. Victoria, B.C. Tech. Rep. 054.