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The Forest Genetics Council

The FGC is composed of 14 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





Name FGC Position Position / Employer
Pat Martin, RPF FLNROD Co-chair Director, FIRM, FLNRORD
Domenico Iannidinardo, RPF, PEng, RPBio Industry Co-chair Chief Forester, Mosaic Forest Management
Annette van Niejenhuis, RPF Coastal TAC Chair Tree Improvement Coordinator, Western Forest Products Inc.
Bevin Wigmore, RPBio Coastal Seed Producer Manager, Tree Improvement, Mosaic Forest Management
Bill Laing, RFT Interior Seed User - Large Tenures Silviculture Superintendent, Conifex Mackenzie Forest Products Inc.
Dr. Jürgen Ehlting Academia Associate Professor, Centre for Forest Biology, University of Victoria
Gord Chipman, RPF Interior Seed User - Small Tenures Manager, Alkali Resource Management Ltd.
Jeff Mycock, RPF Interior Seed Producer Chief Forester, West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
Katherine Spencer, RPF Interior TAC Chair Manager, Skimikin Seed Orchards, FIRM, FLNRORD
Keith Thomas, PAg FLNROD Research A/Manager, Forest Genetics, FIRM, FLNRORD
Mark Hay, RPF FLNROD BCTS Manager, Seed and Seedling Services, BC Timber Sales, FLNROD
Robert Johnson, RPF Coast Seed User Forestry Manager, Capacity Forest Management
Tony Hopkins Natural Resources Canada Director, Entomology & Phytosanitary Research, Natural Resources Canada
Vacant FLNROD Regional Operations

FLNROD = BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
FIRM = Forest Investment and Research Management Branch




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