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The Forest Genetics Council

The FGC is composed of 15 members, representing the forest industry, government, and universities. Council members are nominated by the agencies they represent, and appointed by the province's chief forester.

For more information about the Forest Genetics Council and its activities, please contact:

Brian T. Barber
FGC Program Manager

Forest Genetics Council Members





Council Members

BC Seed Orchard

BC Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics




Research Institutes

Links to Links

Name FGC Position Position / Employer
Pat Martin Co-chair - FLRNO Director, Forest Improvement and
Research Management Branch
Mark Tamas Co-chair – Industry Chief Forester, Tolko Ltd.
Domenico Iannidinardo Coast seed producers Chief Forester, TimberWest Forests Ltd.
Joe LeBlanc Coast seed users Silviculture Manager, International Forest Products Ltd.
Jeff Mycock Interior seed producers Chief Forester, West Fraser Mills
Scott King Interior seed users Silviculture Forester, Louisiana Pacific Ltd.
Annette van Neijenhuis Coastal TAC (Chair) Tree Improvement Coordinator, Western Forest Products Ltd.
Kori Vernier Interior TAC (Chair) Silviculture Coordinator, Canfor Corp.
Gernot Zemanek Woodlot Licensees Owner, Roserim Nurseries Ltd.
Tony Hopkin Natural Resources Canada Director, Entomology & Phytosanitary Research
Rob Guy Universities Professor, Faculty of Forestry, University of BC
Shane Ford Research - FLNRO Manager, Forest Genetics, Forest Improvement and Research Management Branch
Mark Hay BC Timber Sales - FLNRO Manager, Seed and Seedling Services, BC Timber Sales
Dan Peterson Regional Operations-FLNRO Director, Forest Enhancement Program, South Area
Jennifer Davis LBIS - FLNRO
(ex officio)
Director, Resource Practices Branch

  FLNRO = BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources   /   LBIS = Land-based Investment Strategy


BC Seed Orchard Association


BC Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics


For more information about the BC Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics, contact

Dr. Sally Aitken, Director:
Tel: (604) 822-6020
Fax: (604) 822-9102


Alberta Forest Genetics Resource Council

B.C. Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Research Br.

B.C. Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Tree Improvement Br.

Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre

South Carolina Forestry Commission Nursery and Tree Improvement

USDA Forest Service: Dendrome - Forest Genome Database



TimberWest Forest Ltd.

Vernon Seed Orchard Company (VSOC)

Western Forest Products Inc.


Simon Fraser University, Biological Sciences Dept.

Umea Plant Science Centre (UPSC), (The Department of Plant Physiology at Umea University and the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

University of Alberta, Renewable Resource Dept.

University of British Columbia, Faculty of Forestry, Forest Sciences Dept.

University of Göttingen Institute of Forest Genetics

University of Hamburg, Chair of World Forestry, Ecological Genetics

University of Northern British Columbia, Forestry Program

University of Victoria, Centre for Forest Biology

Research Institutes

Forest Tree Breeding Institute

Forestry Continuing Studies Network


Institute of Forest Genetics

Pacific Regeneration Technologies Inc.

Links to Links

Dendrome - a forest tree genome database


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