Jack pine
Pinus banksiana Lamb.

Distribution and Protected Areas – from Hamann et.al. 2005

Conservation Status Summary – from Chourmouzis et. al. 2009

“Jack pine is a rare, blue-listed species in British Columbia, although it is common and abundant in the rest of the Canadian boreal forest. The western edge of the species’ range extends into the BWBS zone in the northeastern corner of the province. The level of protection in British Columbia is low; therefore, ground truthing is recommended for this species. This may indicate that additional protected areas need to be created to protect this peripheral population.”



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.

C. Chourmouzis, A.D. Yanchuk, A. Hamann, P. Smets, and S.N. Aitken. 2009. Forest Tree Genetic Conservation Status Report 1: In situ conservation status of all indigenous BC species. Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics, Forest Genetics Council of BC, and BC Ministry of Forests and Range, Forest Science Program, Victoria, BC Technical Report 053. www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Tr/Tr053.htm