Project Code: ANC-01-010
Program: FRIP
Area:Applied Research
Sponsor:ANC Timber Ltd.
Project Status:Completed

Object and Deliverables

The purpose of this Project was to determine whether current management practices (harvesting, regeneration, stand tending, tree improvement) were having an impact on the genetic diversity distribution and pattern of lodgepole pine and white spruce in West-Central Alberta.

The objective of this Project was to provide an estimate of baseline genetic diversity wild stands of lodgepole pine, comparing these values to estimates of genetic diversity from silviculturally treated stands.


Final Report


The activities for this Project included sampling fifty seven stands of lodgepole pine and thirty seven stands of white spruce.

This Project was a joint partnership between Weyerhaeuser Canada (Grande Prairie), Millar Western Industries Ltd, Canadian Forest Products (Grande Prairie), ANC Timber Ltd, and Weldwood Canada. The report for this Project was completed by the Department of Renewable Resources, Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Home Economics, University of Alberta.

Genetic Diversity Study
Lodgepole Pine
ANC Timber Ltd.
White Spruce