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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, RPF

FLNR Co-chair

Director, Forest Improvement and
Research Management Branch (FIRM)

Dommenico Iannidinardo,
RPF, PEng, RPBio

Industry Co-chair

Chief Forester, TimberWest Forest Corporation

Vacant Coastal Seed Producer
Robert Johnson, RPF Coast Seed User Forestry Manager, Capacity Forest Management
Jeff Mycock, RPF Interior Seed Producer Chief Forester, West Fraser Mills Ltd.
Bill Laing, RFT Interior Seed User -
Large Tenures
Silviculture Superintendent,
Conifex Mackenzie Forest Products Inc.
Gernot Zemanek Interior Seed User -
Small Tenures
Woodlot Licensee, Roserim Nurseries Ltd.
Annette van Niejenhuis, RPF Coastal TAC Chair Tree Improvement Coordinator,
Western Forest Products Inc.
Kori Vernier, RPF Interior TAC Chair Silviculture Coordinator, Canfor Corp.
Tony  Hopkins Natural Resources Canada Director, Entomology & Phytosanitary Research,
Natural Resources Canada
Dr. Juergen Ehlting Academia Associate Professor, Centre for Forest Biology,
University of Victoria
Shane Ford, RPF FLNR Research Manager, Forest Genetics, FIRM, FLNR
Mark Hay, RPF FLNR BCTS Manager, Seed and Seedling Services,
BC Timber Sales, FLNR
Dan Peterson, RPF FLNR Regional Operations Director, Forest Enhancement Program,
FLNR South Area

  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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