Organization: Forest Gene Conservation Association
Timeline for Completion: Formed 1994 Ongoing
Conserving the genetic diversity of our existing forests starts with learning about the many local native species and the sites they are adapted to.
Within a single species there are additional levels of genetic diversity. Many of our species occur across a large geographic range, thus population diversity or adaptive variation has evolved.
Genetic diversity is the foundation of biodiversity, although too often ignored. For three important reasons, we need to better understand it as we manage our native forests:
. For ecosystem services
. For evolutionary capacity
. For economic potential
Forest Gene Conservation Association
Suite 233, 266 Charlotte St.
Peterborough, Ont. K9J 2V4
Coordinator: Barb Boysen
Project entered on: April 29, 2016 at 12:28 pm