The Forest Genetics Council (FGC) of British Columbia guides tree improvement activities in the province. Council's goal is to maximize the economic benefits from tree improvement investments for gains in wood quality, quantity, and pest tolerance consistent with strategic land-use planning.
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 these.
Cortex provided executive secretariat services to the FGC from 1995 to 2003, guiding it through a difficult period of reorganization in the first three years. Our work was instrumental in establishing the structures, processes, and protocols that led to development of a stable, well-funded program for coordinating provincial tree improvement activities by government, industry, and researchers.