SCHIRP is a partnership among universities, government and industry. Partners include the University of British Columbia, Western Forest Products Inc., the BC Ministry of Forests and Range, and the Canadian Forest Service.The primary disciplines involved are silviculture, forest nutrition, forest ecology, soil chemistry, soil ecology, and mycorrhizal ecology.

SCHIRP has been supported by a variety of funding agencies including FIA Forest Science Program, Forestry Innovation Investment, Forest Renewal BC, NSERC, South Moresby Replacement Fund, and Forest Resource Development Agreements I and II. SCHIRP has also received industrial support from Western Forest Products Inc., Weyerhaeuser, Fletcher Challenge Canada and MacMillan Bloedel Ltd.

Program Coordination

The program has been coordinated by Cindy Prescott in the Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, and Annette Van Niejenhuis of Western Forest Products Inc.

Dr Cindy Prescott

Faculty of Forestry
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC,
V6T 1Z4
604 822-4701

Annette Van Niejenhuis RPF

Tree Improvement Forester
Western Forest Products Inc
8067 East Saanich Road
Saanichton , BC
V8M 1K1
250 – 652 – 4023


SCHIRP research team 2006

Left to right: Sue Grayston, Cindy Prescott, Toktam Sajedi, Rod Negrave, Annette Van Niejenhuis, Gordon Weetman, Brian Titus, Shannon Wright, John Barker, Louise deMontigny