Initial funding for the project was a 3 year Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Strategic Project Grant which was received in October 2015. It was used for locating experimental sites and completing a number of below-ground studies.
Subsequent funding was provided by the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) in 2017 to expand the scope of the project to look at forest productivity, carbon storage, biodiversity, fire risk, wildlife impacts as well as to include First Nations stakeholders.
In September 2019, a grant from the Forest Carbon Initiative (FCi) supported the measurement of forest carbon stocks at sites two years post-logging, including a higher sampling intensity for forest floor and mineral soils, and sampling to a greater soil depth (1 meter). The grant will also allow for a detailed assessment of planted and natural regeneration survival and growth at each site.
The Donner Canadian Foundation has supported our ongoing research on salmon influences in riparian forest ecosystems since 2018, and in 2020 has provided funding to initiate new research on Mother Trees in Pacific Coastal Ecosystems.
The Jena and Michael King Foundation have provided on-going support of the Mother Tree project since 2015, including help with the purchase of the Mother Tree field truck.