|Sponsor:||Foothills Research Institute (fRIResearch)|
Object & Deliverables
The Forest Growth Organization of Western Canada (FGrOW) began operating in April 2015 and is an amalgamation of four growth and yield associations: Alberta Forest Growth Organization (AFGO), Foothills Growth and Yield Association (FGYA), Mixedwood Management Association (MWMA) and the Western Boreal Growth and Yield Association (WESBOGY), and WESBOGY joined January 1, 2016. The intent of the amalgamation is to increase efficiencies and to attract more funding to growth and yield in Western Canada. Membership of FGrOW includes 16 companies and 4 government organizations.
FGrOW is an association under the fRI Research, which acts as the coordinating agency, providing accounting and administrative support. Members of the four founding associations place a high value on continuation of existing projects and research, but also recognize the advantages of coordinating efforts to increase opportunities to attract funding and to raise the profile of growth and yield in western Canada.
A 2016 -2017 Work Plan Report highlights the progress made so far, since the previous work plan for the period of April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.