The Forest Genetics Council of British Columbia:
Genetic Resource Management and Tree Improvement

FGC is appointed by B.C.'s chief forester to guide the full range of forest genetic resource management activities, including tree improvement (tree breeding and seed orchards), genetic conservation, genecology, climate-based seed transfer, and seed-use policy in the province. The Council provides a forum for stakeholder representatives to set goals and objectives, and to oversee the development and delivery of business plans to fulfill them.

The next Council meeting is scheduled for:

- Wednesday, December 10, 2015

Members Areas

FGC Members Interior TAC
Genetic Conservation TAC Extension TAC
Coastal TAC Pest Management TAC
Seed Transfer TAC Decision Support TAC 

Cone and Seed Pest Management Information

Recent Publications            (view all publications)

FGC Strategic Plan 2015 / 2020 New!
Evaluation of methods to estimate parental contributions for the calculation of genetic worth and effective population size for lodgepole pine seed orchards
Jack Woods. April 20, 2015
FGC Strategic Planning Stakeholder Survey (2014)
Impact of Matador® on lodgepole pine filled seed production in southern interior BC seed orchards: 2014 trial
Jack Woods, Ward Strong, Michael Carlson. April 16, 2015
Tree Improvement Program Project Report 2013 / 2014
(large file: 12.6 Mb .pdf)
TICtalk Feb 2015 (Issue #12) (large file: 14.7 Mb .pdf)
FGC Annual Report 2013 / 2014
Are Our Forests' Genes Behind the Times?
Sally Aitken and Jack Woods. BC Forest Professional. Nov-Dec, 2014
FGC Business Plan 2014 / 2015 © Forest Genetics Council of BC, 2015



FGC Premiers Award

Forest Genetics Council of BC
Premier's Award Finalist for
Organizational Excellence

October, 2015

Premier's Award video