Conserve Genetic Diversity In Your Forest

Conserve Genetic Diversity In Your Forest

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation)

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


Contact Us:

Forest Gene Conservation Association
Suite 233, 266 Charlotte St.
Peterborough, Ont. K9J 2V4


Coordinator: Barb Boysen

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Project entered on: April 29, 2016 at 12:28 pm

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