Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative
FIA Project 6353002

    Establishment of a native seed industry for the west coast of British Columbia
 
Project lead: Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd.
Author: Vaartnou, Manivalde
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), British Columbia
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative
Description:
Since the 1970ís, the use of native plants has often been suggested as a potential answer to problems associated with revegetation of disturbed areas. However, native seed for large-scale reclamation purposes has neither been available in sufficient quantity, nor at a reasonable price. Thus, from April, 1996 to March, 2001, Forest Renewal British Columbia provided the funding for this long-term applied research program to determine the utility of native Vancouver Island grasses in restoration of disturbed areas, and ultimately provide a source of native grass seed for use on Vancouver Island and the adjacent mainland coast. Subsequently, funding to continue the program has been provided by the BC Ministry of Forests, TimberWest Forest Ltd., Canadian Forest Products Ltd., International Forest Products Ltd., Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd., and Western Forest Products Inc. Funding for the 2004/05 fiscal year was provided by the latter three companies. The private sector funding from 2002 to 2004 has been a transfer of funds from the provincial Forest Investment Account.

    Deliverables:

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Updated August 16, 2010 

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