Who we are

FGC is a multi-stakeholder advisory group appointed by the Provincial Chief Forester with representatives from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (Ministry), forest tenure holders, universities, and the Canadian Forest Service. FGC is also supported by three technical advisory committees (TACs) – Genetic Conservation TAC, Coastal TAC and Interior TAC, whose members our identified in FGC’s Annual Business Plans.

FGC Members

NameFGC PositionPosition / Employer
Domenico Iannidinardo, RPF, PEng, RPBioIndustry Co-chairChief Forester, Mosaic Forest Management
Annette van Niejenhuis, RPF Coastal TAC ChairTree Improvement Forester, Western Forest Products Inc.
Bevin Wigmore, RPBioCoastal Seed ProducerManager, Tree Improvement, Mosaic Forest Management
Bill Laing, RFTInterior Seed User – Large TenuresSilviculture Superintendent, Conifex Mackenzie Forest Products Inc.
Dr. Jürgen EhltingAcademiaAssociate Professor, Centre for Forest Biology, University of Victoria
Gord Chipman, RPFInterior Seed User – Small Tenures Manager, Alkali Resource Management Ltd.
Jeff Mycock, RPFInterior Seed ProducerChief Forester, West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
Katherine Spencer, RPFInterior TAC ChairManager, Skimikin Seed Orchards, FIRM, FLNRORD
Keith Thomas, PAgFLNROD ResearchA/Manager, Forest Genetics, FIRM, FLNRORD
Mark Hay, RPFFLNRORD BCTSManager, Seed and Seedling Services, BC Timber Sales, FLNRORD
Robert Johnson, RPFCoast Seed UserForestry Manager, Capacity Forest Management
Tony HopkinsNatural Resources CanadaDirector, Entomology & Phytosanitary Research, Natural Resources Canada
VacantFLNRORD Regional Operations

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

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