Canadian Forest Service Publications
Silviculture and the Conservation of Genetic Resources for Sustainable Forest Management: Proc. of the Symposium of the North American Forest Commission, Forest Genetic Resources and Silviculture Working Groups, and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). Québec City, Canada, September 21, 2003. 2004. Beaulieu, J. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Ste-Foy, Québec. Rapport d’information LAU-X-128. 106 p.
Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 24899
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From September 21 to 28, 2003, the XII World Forestry Congress of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN/FAO) was held in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. As a side event of that Congress, the symposium on "Silviculture and the Conservation of Genetic Resources for Sustainable Forest Management" was held on September 21. The symposium was sponsored by the Forest Genetic Resources Working Group (FGRWG) and the Silviculture Working Group of the UN/FAO's North American Forest Commission as well as by the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO). The organization was taken on by FGRWG members as one of their tasks. Jean Beaulieu and Eric Teissier du Cros welcomed the participants on behalf of FGRWG and IUFRO, respectively.
The North American Forest Commission is one of the six Forest Commissions established by the UN/FAO. The Silviculture and the Forest Genetic Resources Working Groups are two of the seven working groups set up by the Commission. Their mission is to promote sustainable forest management through improved silvicultural practices, to encourage and promote the conservation of all forest genetic resources, and to promote cooperation among the three North American countries. IUFRO also plays a role in the conservation of genetic resources through its network on breeding and genetic resources. The symposium was a means for both organizations to fulfill part of their mission. The Proceedings contain the texts of papers submitted to the organizing committee. The authors are entirely responsible for content. The Proceedings also contain a list of participants.