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 meetings are scheduled for:

- Wednesday, December 17, 2014 (conference call)

Members Areas

All areas are password protected except Pest Management TAC

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 Annual Report 2013 / 2014 New
Are Our Forests' Genes Behind the Times? New
Sally Aitken and Jack Woods. BC Forest Professional. Nov-Dec, 2014
FGC Business Plan 2014 / 2015 New
Tree Improvement Program Project Report 2012 / 2013 Revised
(large file: 12.5 Mb .pdf)
FGC Business Plan 2013 / 2014
FGC Annual Report 2012 / 2013
Forest Health: Silvicultural Options for the Endangered
Whitebark Pine (2013)
Michael P. Murray and Jodie Krakowski
Limber Pine in British Columbia
April 2013. Don Pigott / Randy Moody
Assisted Migration Bulletin. Issue #2
January 2013. FGC / Tree Improvement Branch
TICtalk April 2012
Report on 2010 Crop Statistics for Interior Lodgepole Pine Seed Orchards
Final Report OTIP 0722. Prepared for Michael Carlson by Joe Webber
Assessment of Off-Site Tree Plantations in the Northwest Interior of British Columbia - Project Summary (2011) (Large file: 6.9 Mb .pdf)
Forest Genetics Council of BC (Genecology and Seed Transfer Program)
Factsheet 2: Seedlot Genetic Worth Values Verified for Coastal Douglas-fir at Age 12 (2011)
2011 • Jack Woods and Michael Stoehr © Forest Genetics Council of BC, 2014



Value, resilience, and conservation are
the three key themes highlighted on
FGC's new conference-display panels.