Under the pretext of “developing plant lists with their phenological data of species, including those of Indigenous cultural value, collected in their forests, wetlands and riparian areas. We select seed which provides the greatest ecosystem service, meaning the greatest benefits to people (survival and quality of life) from the nature. On first view it looks like a noble cause, however it does not take long to see two or three very obvious points.”
“To achieve this, we also assist species migration and other scientific-driven restoration methodologies to support natural regeneration.” Meaning they replanting seeds where they deem they need to be moved to, all fine under a goverment program, however we quickly see that they are a private company run by known radical environmentalists. “We will hire and train employees in seed forecasting followed by seed collecting and, finally, seed processing. We will then hire and train specialists in drone surveying, photographing, filming and disseminating encased seeds in winter. ”
The business objective appears to be “SELLING SEED, WINNING CONTRACTS AND CARBON OFFSETTING” Seed the North, Inc. (Corporation# 11891685) is a federal corporation entity registered with Corporations Canada. The incorporation date is February 7, 2020.
At this time we cannot confirm that they are funded by the Tides Foundation, as they simply hide 100% of where their funding is coming from, as well 100% of what money they have coming in.
We can confirm the Liberal Government in Ottawa handed them a COVID cheque for $28,700 – Under the auspicious of “they will be sequestering carbon and restoring ecosystems to combat climate change in collaboration with Northern communities, creating jobs first in Hazelton, BC. ” They are also funded in part by Community Foundations of Canada, in a nutshell by the taxpayers of Canada.
There are so many ways to feed off the taxpayers, but we have a right to know where are taxes are being spent, and who is putting our dollars in whose pockets?
I have more questions than answers so I will update this page when we get them. Questions like how much do each of the directors pocket every month? Where do they get their funding? Where is the public accounting for tax dollar spending? How much of the funding comes from outside of Canada? I read quote “Five social purpose organizations in northern B.C” and “Seed the North Inc” was on that list. So are they an organization or a corporation? A better question might be are corporations allowed to collect funding designated for organizations?
Natasha Kuperman – Founder/ President – Seeds of the North (imported from Ontario moved to Hazelton BC
Zoe Grams – communications expert – Seeds of the North
Ian Gill – Seeds of the North – Ian spent almost eighteen years as CEO of Ecotrust in Canada, the US and Australia. Before establishing Ecotrust Canada in 1994, Ian was a documentary television reporter with CBC Television and a senior reporter and editor with the Vancouver Sun. He is a fellow of Journalists en Europe, the author of four books, and currently is a contributing editor at The Tyee. (Ecotrust is largely funded by the Tides Foundation.)
Shannon McPhail – Board of Advisors for – Seeds of the North. Shannon McPhail is the founder and executive director of Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition. Also largely funded by the Tides Foundation.
Philip Marsh – Board of Advisors for – Seeds of the North. His focus is replacing fossil chemicals with bio-based products, and supporting strategies that mitigate climate change at scale across many sectors including agriculture, forestry and construction.
Sean C. Thomas – Board of Advisors for – Seeds of the North. As the Thomas Research Lab’s Principle Investigator, he has been preoccupied with the comparative biology of trees and forest responses to the intentional and accidental impacts of humans for some 25 years.
Melissa Spearing – Board of Advisors for – Seeds of the North. the lead trainer and coordinator for the Forest Gene Conservation Association (FGCA), and co-owner of Ground Covers Unlimited
Jim Pojar – – Board of Advisors for – Seeds of the North. He was a founding director of the Bulkley Valley Centre for Research and Management and of the Northwest Institute for Bioregional Studies, and a founding trustee of Skeena Wild Conservation Trust. (also funded by the Tides Foundation)