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The Forest Genetics Council (FGC) of British Columbia (BC), Canada, is an advisory body appointed by the Provincial Chief Forester. FGC and its technical advisory committees consist of representatives of the provincial and federal governments, forest companies, woodlots, seed orchards, nurseries, universities and other agencies. See FGC Members.
FGC's mandate is to advise the chief forester and coordinate activities aimed at enhancing the conservation, resilience and value of BC's forests. These activities include genomics research, genecology, tree breeding, seed orchards, cone and seed pest management, and responses to climate change. FGC does not support genetic engineering as genetically modified trees cannot be planted on Crown land in BC.
FGC's vision as stated in its 2015-2020 Strategic Plan is:
Annual business plans are prepared to achieve FGC's vision and the following objectives:
1. Genetic conservation
See FGC Annual Reports for accomplishments and progress towards these objectives' outcomes and performance measures.
FGC Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) provide technical and policy information to Council and contribute to the development of annual plans and associated budgets to achieve FGC goals and objectives.
Council's TACs lay the groundwork for the annual FGC Business Plan:
Each TAC identifies priorities and evaluates and ranks proposals for funding through the Business Plan. Council reviews all strategies, plans, or recommendations from the TACs or other agencies for approval (or revision) before incorporating them into the FGC Business Plan.
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