Member Survey 2004: Association of BC Forest Professionals

 
1.

Age

Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Less than 30 90 12% 12%
30-39 244 32% 33%
40-49 241 32% 32%
50-59 137 18% 18%
60-69 30 4% 4%
70+ 7 1% 1%
No Response 6 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 749 of 755 (99%)
 
2. When did you enrol with the association?
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
1960-1969 20 3% 3%
1970-1979 89 12% 12%
1980-1989 179 24% 24%
1990-1999 289 38% 39%
2000 or later 162 21% 22%
not applicable 10 1% 1%
No Response 6 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 749 of 755 (99%)
 
3. When did you achieve registration?
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
1950-1959 2 0% 0%
1960-1969 8 1% 1%
1970-1979 57 8% 8%
1980-1989 134 18% 19%
1990-1999 245 32% 34%
2000 or later 173 23% 24%
not applicable 93 12% 13%
No Response 43 6% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 712 of 755 (94%)
 
4. Gender
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Female 131 17% 18%
Male 605 80% 82%
No Response 19 3% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 736 of 755 (97%)
 
5. Employer group
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Government 227 30% 30%
Industry 265 35% 35%
Consulting 173 23% 23%
Teaching/Academic 18 2% 2%
Student 7 1% 1%
Unemployed 8 1% 1%
Retired 21 3% 3%
Other (please specify): 30 4% 4%
No Response 6 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 749 of 755 (99%)
 
6. Where do you reside?
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Cariboo 55 7% 7%
Kootenays 52 7% 7%
Thompson/Okanagan 104 14% 14%
North Coast/Central Coast/Queen Charlottes 11 1% 1%
Northern BC/North Central/Northwest 182 24% 24%
Vancouver Island 205 27% 27%
Vancouver/Lower Mainland 96 13% 13%
Canada (outside BC) 30 4% 4%
Outside Canada 12 2% 2%
No Response 8 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 747 of 755 (99%)
 
7. Membership
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
RPF 528 70% 75%
RFT 48 6% 7%
Retired Member/Life Member 13 2% 2%
Forester-in-Training (FIT) 78 10% 11%
Trainee Forest Technologist (TFT) 6 1% 1%
Forestry Pupil (FP) 25 3% 4%
Honorary Member 2 0% 0%
On Leave 6 1% 1%
START Subcriber 2 0% 0%
No Response 47 6% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 708 of 755 (94%)
 
8. Do you belong to another profession?
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Yes (please specify below) 88 12% 12%
No 660 87% 88%
No Response 7 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 748 of 755 (99%)
 
9. Do you sponsor an ABCFP enrolled member (FIT, FP, TFT)?
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Yes 124 16% 17%
No 626 83% 83%
No Response 5 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 750 of 755 (99%)
 
10. Are you involved in a local PFN?
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Yes 75 10% 10%
No 672 89% 90%
No Response 8 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 747 of 755 (99%)
 
11. Have you been a member of an ABCFP committee in the last 5 years?
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Yes 70 9% 9%
No 677 90% 91%
No Response 8 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 747 of 755 (99%)
 
12. Are you currently practicing some aspect of professional forestry as defined by the Foresters Act and/or the ABCFP Guidelines on the Scope of Practice for RFTs?
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Yes 604 80% 81%
No 144 19% 19%
No Response 7 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 748 of 755 (99%)
 
13. Please indicate if you are a member of any of the following unions:
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
PEA 140 19% 19%
BCGEU 27 4% 4%
IWA 9 1% 1%
Other 36 5% 5%
I am not a union member 533 71% 72%
No Response 10 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 745 of 755 (99%)
 
14. The ABCFP is performing well in the following areas.
Admissions/registration
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 23 3% 3%
Disagree 59 8% 8%
Agree 416 55% 56%
Strongly Agree 155 21% 21%
Don't Know 95 13% 13%
No Response 7 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 748 of 755 (99%)
Complaint resolution & discipline
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 18 2% 2%
Disagree 71 9% 10%
Agree 371 49% 50%
Strongly Agree 74 10% 10%
Don't Know 213 28% 29%
No Response 8 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 747 of 755 (99%)
Communication with members
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 11 1% 1%
Disagree 63 8% 8%
Agree 457 61% 61%
Strongly Agree 207 27% 28%
Don't Know 6 1% 1%
No Response 11 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 744 of 755 (99%)
Forum Magazine
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 9 1% 1%
Disagree 41 5% 6%
Agree 350 46% 47%
Strongly Agree 336 45% 45%
Don't Know 7 1% 1%
No Response 12 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 743 of 755 (98%)
Professional Forester Networks (PFNs)
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 26 3% 3%
Disagree 137 18% 18%
Agree 279 37% 37%
Strongly Agree 35 5% 5%
Don't Know 270 36% 36%
No Response 8 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 747 of 755 (99%)
Relations with other resource professions
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 12 2% 2%
Disagree 75 10% 10%
Agree 390 52% 52%
Strongly Agree 81 11% 11%
Don't Know 190 25% 25%
No Response 7 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 748 of 755 (99%)
Relations with interest groups
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 29 4% 4%
Disagree 170 23% 23%
Agree 258 34% 35%
Strongly Agree 21 3% 3%
Don't Know 268 35% 36%
No Response 9 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 746 of 755 (99%)
Committee operations and support
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 9 1% 1%
Disagree 42 6% 6%
Agree 349 46% 47%
Strongly Agree 50 7% 7%
Don't Know 297 39% 40%
No Response 8 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 747 of 755 (99%)
 
15. The ABCFP is performing well in the following areas.
Advocacy regarding professional matters (eg. species at risk, fires)
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 49 6% 7%
Disagree 205 27% 27%
Agree 353 47% 47%
Strongly Agree 53 7% 7%
Don't Know 88 12% 12%
No Response 7 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 748 of 755 (99%)
Services for members (eg. member directory, salary survey)
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 8 1% 1%
Disagree 49 6% 7%
Agree 529 70% 71%
Strongly Agree 139 18% 19%
Don't Know 24 3% 3%
No Response 6 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 749 of 755 (99%)
Advocacy regarding forest stewardship (eg. need for higher level plans)
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 51 7% 7%
Disagree 191 25% 26%
Agree 343 45% 46%
Strongly Agree 60 8% 8%
Don't Know 100 13% 13%
No Response 10 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 745 of 755 (99%)
Utilization of volunteers
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 8 1% 1%
Disagree 57 8% 8%
Agree 314 42% 42%
Strongly Agree 45 6% 6%
Don't Know 321 43% 43%
No Response 10 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 745 of 755 (99%)
Professional development (eg. workshops)
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 18 2% 2%
Disagree 141 19% 19%
Agree 453 60% 61%
Strongly Agree 94 12% 13%
Don't Know 42 6% 6%
No Response 7 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 748 of 755 (99%)
Relations with employer groups
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 34 5% 5%
Disagree 168 22% 22%
Agree 235 31% 31%
Strongly Agree 16 2% 2%
Don't Know 296 39% 40%
No Response 6 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 749 of 755 (99%)
Annual general meeting
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 7 1% 1%
Disagree 30 4% 4%
Agree 425 56% 57%
Strongly Agree 173 23% 23%
Don't Know 115 15% 15%
No Response 5 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 750 of 755 (99%)
Relations with government
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 21 3% 3%
Disagree 100 13% 13%
Agree 387 51% 52%
Strongly Agree 68 9% 9%
Don't Know 170 23% 23%
No Response 9 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 746 of 755 (99%)
Being accessible and responding to members
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 22 3% 3%
Disagree 78 10% 10%
Agree 446 59% 60%
Strongly Agree 132 17% 18%
Don't Know 70 9% 9%
No Response 7 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 748 of 755 (99%)
Achieving public awareness of the profession
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 99 13% 13%
Disagree 294 39% 39%
Agree 263 35% 35%
Strongly Agree 25 3% 3%
Don't Know 65 9% 9%
No Response 9 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 746 of 755 (99%)
 
16. The ABCFP is performing well in the following areas.
Financial management
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 7 1% 1%
Disagree 40 5% 5%
Agree 396 52% 53%
Strongly Agree 69 9% 9%
Don't Know 236 31% 32%
No Response 7 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 748 of 755 (99%)
Performance of council
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 6 1% 1%
Disagree 34 5% 5%
Agree 425 56% 57%
Strongly Agree 81 11% 11%
Don't Know 203 27% 27%
No Response 6 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 749 of 755 (99%)
Performance of staff
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 12 2% 2%
Disagree 30 4% 4%
Agree 378 50% 50%
Strongly Agree 89 12% 12%
Don't Know 241 32% 32%
No Response 5 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 750 of 755 (99%)
Registration exam
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 39 5% 5%
Disagree 92 12% 12%
Agree 401 53% 54%
Strongly Agree 109 14% 15%
Don't Know 106 14% 14%
No Response 8 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 747 of 755 (99%)
Visibility in the media
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 97 13% 13%
Disagree 401 53% 54%
Agree 172 23% 23%
Strongly Agree 5 1% 1%
Don't Know 74 10% 10%
No Response 6 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 749 of 755 (99%)
Print communications
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 12 2% 2%
Disagree 117 15% 16%
Agree 487 65% 65%
Strongly Agree 69 9% 9%
Don't Know 59 8% 8%
No Response 11 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 744 of 755 (99%)
Electronic communications (eg. web site, listserv, BC Forest Professional eNewsletter)
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 5 1% 1%
Disagree 27 4% 4%
Agree 481 64% 64%
Strongly Agree 223 30% 30%
Don't Know 12 2% 2%
No Response 7 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 748 of 755 (99%)
Equitable treatment of members
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 20 3% 3%
Disagree 50 7% 7%
Agree 385 51% 51%
Strongly Agree 89 12% 12%
Don't Know 205 27% 27%
No Response 6 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 749 of 755 (99%)
Strategic planning
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 11 1% 1%
Disagree 76 10% 10%
Agree 424 56% 57%
Strongly Agree 54 7% 7%
Don't Know 184 24% 25%
No Response 6 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 749 of 755 (99%)
Practice advisory service
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 14 2% 2%
Disagree 44 6% 6%
Agree 332 44% 44%
Strongly Agree 41 5% 5%
Don't Know 318 42% 42%
No Response 6 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 749 of 755 (99%)
Member benefits (eg. Affinity programs)
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 17 2% 2%
Disagree 85 11% 11%
Agree 359 48% 48%
Strongly Agree 21 3% 3%
Don't Know 265 35% 35%
No Response 8 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 747 of 755 (99%)
 
17. The ABCFP is performing well in the following areas.
Consulting with and listening to members
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 32 4% 4%
Disagree 123 16% 16%
Agree 437 58% 59%
Strongly Agree 46 6% 6%
Don't Know 108 14% 14%
No Response 9 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 746 of 755 (99%)
Foresters Act compliance and enforcement
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 24 3% 3%
Disagree 102 14% 14%
Agree 398 53% 53%
Strongly Agree 58 8% 8%
Don't Know 164 22% 22%
No Response 9 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 746 of 755 (99%)
Governanace of the ABCFP
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 4 1% 1%
Disagree 38 5% 5%
Agree 507 67% 68%
Strongly Agree 87 12% 12%
Don't Know 108 14% 15%
No Response 11 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 744 of 755 (99%)
Continuing competency program
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 25 3% 3%
Disagree 143 19% 19%
Agree 427 57% 57%
Strongly Agree 44 6% 6%
Don't Know 108 14% 14%
No Response 8 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 747 of 755 (99%)
Integration of forest technologists
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 31 4% 4%
Disagree 61 8% 8%
Agree 404 54% 54%
Strongly Agree 134 18% 18%
Don't Know 116 15% 16%
No Response 9 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 746 of 755 (99%)
 
18. Please indicate your level of agreement for the following statements.
Restricting the practice of forestry to forest professionals helps ensure proper stewardship of BC’s forest lands.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 22 3% 3%
Disagree 89 12% 12%
Agree 301 40% 40%
Strongly Agree 327 43% 44%
Don't Know 6 1% 1%
No Response 10 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 745 of 755 (99%)
The complaint resolution process adequately contributes to protection of the public interest.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 23 3% 3%
Disagree 140 19% 19%
Agree 379 50% 51%
Strongly Agree 108 14% 14%
Don't Know 96 13% 13%
No Response 9 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 746 of 755 (99%)
The current minimum two-year work experience requirement for enrolled members is adequate.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 25 3% 3%
Disagree 85 11% 11%
Agree 459 61% 62%
Strongly Agree 159 21% 21%
Don't Know 16 2% 2%
No Response 11 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 744 of 755 (99%)
My employer respects my need to exercise my professional independence when necessary.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 21 3% 3%
Disagree 68 9% 9%
Agree 398 53% 54%
Strongly Agree 190 25% 26%
Don't Know 61 8% 8%
No Response 17 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 738 of 755 (98%)
I have never been asked to compromise my professional integrity.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 31 4% 4%
Disagree 187 25% 25%
Agree 314 42% 42%
Strongly Agree 200 26% 27%
Don't Know 12 2% 2%
No Response 11 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 744 of 755 (99%)
Members do a good job of balancing social, economic and environmental values.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 27 4% 4%
Disagree 136 18% 18%
Agree 425 56% 57%
Strongly Agree 91 12% 12%
Don't Know 65 9% 9%
No Response 11 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 744 of 755 (99%)
The ABCFP serves its members equally well regardless of where they reside.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 31 4% 4%
Disagree 133 18% 18%
Agree 353 47% 47%
Strongly Agree 56 7% 8%
Don't Know 172 23% 23%
No Response 10 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 745 of 755 (99%)
The ABCFP is doing a good job of maintaining its independence from employer groups (eg industry, government).
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 33 4% 4%
Disagree 94 12% 13%
Agree 425 56% 57%
Strongly Agree 74 10% 10%
Don't Know 119 16% 16%
No Response 10 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 745 of 755 (99%)
 
19. Please indicate your level of agreement for the following statements.
Bringing the various resource professions (foresters, biologists etc.) under one umbrella professional body would be desirable.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 108 14% 14%
Disagree 290 38% 39%
Agree 183 24% 25%
Strongly Agree 94 12% 13%
Don't Know 70 9% 9%
No Response 10 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 745 of 755 (99%)
Overall, the ABCFP is doing a good job of fulfilling its mandate.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 16 2% 2%
Disagree 87 12% 12%
Agree 542 72% 73%
Strongly Agree 48 6% 6%
Don't Know 49 6% 7%
No Response 13 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 742 of 755 (98%)
The ABCFP is doing enough to ensure that those practicing professional forestry are in fact forest professionals registered with the ABCFP.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 42 6% 6%
Disagree 139 18% 19%
Agree 397 53% 53%
Strongly Agree 52 7% 7%
Don't Know 113 15% 15%
No Response 12 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 743 of 755 (98%)
I believe the public considers members to be competent.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 29 4% 4%
Disagree 155 21% 21%
Agree 448 59% 60%
Strongly Agree 35 5% 5%
Don't Know 77 10% 10%
No Response 11 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 744 of 755 (99%)
Faced with competing interests, I would put the public interest ahead of other interests (e.g. employer).
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 7 1% 1%
Disagree 85 11% 12%
Agree 418 55% 57%
Strongly Agree 173 23% 23%
Don't Know 55 7% 7%
No Response 17 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 738 of 755 (98%)
In general, members can be relied upon to act ethically at all times.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 30 4% 4%
Disagree 152 20% 20%
Agree 448 59% 60%
Strongly Agree 71 9% 10%
Don't Know 41 5% 6%
No Response 13 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 742 of 755 (98%)
The ABCFP is doing enough to address public policy related to forest stewardship matters.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 56 7% 8%
Disagree 237 31% 32%
Agree 320 42% 43%
Strongly Agree 17 2% 2%
Don't Know 112 15% 15%
No Response 13 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 742 of 755 (98%)
I support the association speaking on behalf of forest professionals on issues of forest management and forest stewardship.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 14 2% 2%
Disagree 57 8% 8%
Agree 454 60% 61%
Strongly Agree 203 27% 27%
Don't Know 15 2% 2%
No Response 12 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 743 of 755 (98%)
 
20. Please indicate your level of agreement for the following statements.
The public holds forest professionals in high regard.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 44 6% 6%
Disagree 316 42% 42%
Agree 294 39% 40%
Strongly Agree 21 3% 3%
Don't Know 69 9% 9%
No Response 11 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 744 of 755 (99%)
I have never encountered discrimination (eg. race, sex) in my career.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 81 11% 11%
Disagree 247 33% 33%
Agree 278 37% 37%
Strongly Agree 131 17% 18%
Don't Know 5 1% 1%
No Response 13 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 742 of 755 (98%)
The complaint resolution process ensures forest profesionals behave and practice appropriately.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 28 4% 4%
Disagree 175 23% 24%
Agree 408 54% 55%
Strongly Agree 35 5% 5%
Don't Know 95 13% 13%
No Response 14 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 741 of 755 (98%)
ABCFP programs adequately ensure members are competent upon registration.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 31 4% 4%
Disagree 160 21% 22%
Agree 465 62% 63%
Strongly Agree 63 8% 8%
Don't Know 25 3% 3%
No Response 11 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 744 of 755 (99%)
Pressures from my employer or community have never compromised my ability to practice independently.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 15 2% 2%
Disagree 122 16% 17%
Agree 453 60% 61%
Strongly Agree 132 17% 18%
Don't Know 16 2% 2%
No Response 17 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 738 of 755 (98%)
The ABCFP code of ethics adequately addresses contemporary ethical issues facing the profession.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 10 1% 1%
Disagree 70 9% 9%
Agree 519 69% 70%
Strongly Agree 105 14% 14%
Don't Know 40 5% 5%
No Response 11 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 744 of 755 (99%)
Council should be empowered to take positions on forest policy issues on behalf of the membership.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 34 5% 5%
Disagree 131 17% 18%
Agree 397 53% 54%
Strongly Agree 145 19% 20%
Don't Know 34 5% 5%
No Response 14 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 741 of 755 (98%)
The ABCFP does enough to address discrimination against members in their careers.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 23 3% 3%
Disagree 92 12% 12%
Agree 267 35% 36%
Strongly Agree 25 3% 3%
Don't Know 333 44% 45%
No Response 15 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 740 of 755 (98%)
 
21. Please indicate your level of agreement for the following statements.
The ABCFP is moving in the right direction with regards to voluntary certification.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 13 2% 2%
Disagree 68 9% 9%
Agree 383 51% 52%
Strongly Agree 48 6% 6%
Don't Know 229 30% 31%
No Response 14 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 741 of 755 (98%)
The public understands the role of the forest professional.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 107 14% 14%
Disagree 468 62% 63%
Agree 132 17% 18%
Strongly Agree 1 0% 0%
Don't Know 38 5% 5%
No Response 9 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 746 of 755 (99%)
The ABCFP is doing a better job overall than it was five years ago.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 8 1% 1%
Disagree 80 11% 11%
Agree 413 55% 55%
Strongly Agree 49 6% 7%
Don't Know 197 26% 26%
No Response 8 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 747 of 755 (99%)
I am aware of and adhere to the ABCFP code of ethics.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Disagree 5 1% 1%
Agree 452 60% 61%
Strongly Agree 287 38% 38%
Don't Know 2 0% 0%
No Response 9 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 746 of 755 (99%)
The ABCFP is doing a good job of promoting and supporting its members’ professional independence.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 28 4% 4%
Disagree 121 16% 16%
Agree 454 60% 61%
Strongly Agree 64 8% 9%
Don't Know 79 10% 11%
No Response 9 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 746 of 755 (99%)
The registration exam is an appropriate final step leading to registration.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 45 6% 6%
Disagree 118 16% 16%
Agree 458 61% 61%
Strongly Agree 97 13% 13%
Don't Know 29 4% 4%
No Response 8 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 747 of 755 (99%)
The complaint process is fair and effective.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 12 2% 2%
Disagree 68 9% 9%
Agree 415 55% 56%
Strongly Agree 35 5% 5%
Don't Know 217 29% 29%
No Response 8 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 747 of 755 (99%)
I support the ABCFP’s position on increased professional reliance under a results based code.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 13 2% 2%
Disagree 49 6% 7%
Agree 392 52% 52%
Strongly Agree 264 35% 35%
Don't Know 30 4% 4%
No Response 7 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 748 of 755 (99%)
The ABCFP is doing enough to address First Nations forest management capacity building.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 39 5% 5%
Disagree 118 16% 16%
Agree 206 27% 28%
Strongly Agree 37 5% 5%
Don't Know 348 46% 47%
No Response 7 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 748 of 755 (99%)
 
22. Please indicate your level of agreement for the following statements.
The ABCFP is doing enough to ensure that jobs involving the practice of professional forestry are filled by RPFs or RFTs (as appropriate).
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 51 7% 7%
Disagree 158 21% 21%
Agree 309 41% 41%
Strongly Agree 19 3% 3%
Don't Know 210 28% 28%
No Response 8 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 747 of 755 (99%)
ABCFP programs adequately ensure members are competent post-registration.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 25 3% 3%
Disagree 219 29% 29%
Agree 407 54% 55%
Strongly Agree 39 5% 5%
Don't Know 54 7% 7%
No Response 11 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 744 of 755 (99%)
Forest management could be improved through greater reliance on professional judgment.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 10 1% 1%
Disagree 113 15% 15%
Agree 422 56% 57%
Strongly Agree 159 21% 21%
Don't Know 41 5% 6%
No Response 10 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 745 of 755 (99%)
I would belong to the ABCFP even if it weren’t mandatory to practice professional forestry in BC.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 58 8% 8%
Disagree 144 19% 19%
Agree 361 48% 48%
Strongly Agree 84 11% 11%
Don't Know 98 13% 13%
No Response 10 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 745 of 755 (99%)
The public perceives forest professionals to be ethical at all times.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 81 11% 11%
Disagree 399 53% 54%
Agree 144 19% 19%
Strongly Agree 12 2% 2%
Don't Know 108 14% 15%
No Response 11 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 744 of 755 (99%)
If I believed a colleague was incompetent or unprofessional and we could not resolve the matter between ourselves, I would report it to the ABCFP.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 11 1% 1%
Disagree 84 11% 11%
Agree 456 60% 61%
Strongly Agree 114 15% 15%
Don't Know 79 10% 11%
No Response 11 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 744 of 755 (99%)
The ABCFP is doing enough to address public policy related to roles, rights and responsibilities of forest professionals.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 34 5% 5%
Disagree 171 23% 23%
Agree 409 54% 55%
Strongly Agree 19 3% 3%
Don't Know 110 15% 15%
No Response 12 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 743 of 755 (98%)
Forest professionals are as professional as doctors, lawyers and engineers.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 28 4% 4%
Disagree 141 19% 19%
Agree 373 49% 50%
Strongly Agree 176 23% 24%
Don't Know 25 3% 3%
No Response 12 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 743 of 755 (98%)
The association should take a more active role in advocating for forest policies that improve forest stewardship.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 16 2% 2%
Disagree 76 10% 10%
Agree 386 51% 52%
Strongly Agree 235 31% 32%
Don't Know 27 4% 4%
No Response 15 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 740 of 755 (98%)
 
23. Please indicate your level of agreement for the following statements.
The ABCFP is doing enough to address national and international forestry issues.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 33 4% 4%
Disagree 218 29% 29%
Agree 216 29% 29%
Strongly Agree 15 2% 2%
Don't Know 262 35% 35%
No Response 11 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 744 of 755 (99%)
The ABCFP is doing enough to help the public understand the pros and cons of forest policy.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 78 10% 10%
Disagree 402 53% 54%
Agree 152 20% 20%
Strongly Agree 4 1% 1%
Don't Know 108 14% 15%
No Response 11 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 744 of 755 (99%)
The ABCFP is doing enough to educate the public about the profession of forestry (eg. through media/trade shows)
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 88 12% 12%
Disagree 355 47% 48%
Agree 186 25% 25%
Strongly Agree 6 1% 1%
Don't Know 108 14% 15%
No Response 12 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 743 of 755 (98%)
I consider myself competent in my field of practice.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Disagree 4 1% 1%
Agree 430 57% 58%
Strongly Agree 301 40% 41%
Don't Know 5 1% 1%
No Response 15 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 740 of 755 (98%)
The ABCFP is doing enough to educate the public about forest policy issues.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 79 10% 11%
Disagree 396 52% 54%
Agree 149 20% 20%
Strongly Agree 5 1% 1%
Don't Know 110 15% 15%
No Response 16 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 739 of 755 (98%)
My employer provides me with the support I need to maintain my competence.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 24 3% 3%
Disagree 87 12% 12%
Agree 428 57% 58%
Strongly Agree 165 22% 23%
Don't Know 28 4% 4%
No Response 23 3% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 732 of 755 (97%)
The ABCFP should support members who feel professionally compromised by their employer.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 8 1% 1%
Disagree 22 3% 3%
Agree 354 47% 48%
Strongly Agree 342 45% 46%
Don't Know 16 2% 2%
No Response 13 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 742 of 755 (98%)
The association should take a more active role in educating the public about good forest stewardship.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 18 2% 2%
Disagree 73 10% 10%
Agree 339 45% 46%
Strongly Agree 285 38% 38%
Don't Know 26 3% 4%
No Response 14 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 741 of 755 (98%)
 
24. Please indicate your level of agreement for the following statements.
All things considered, the quality of forest resources management in BC today is satisfactory.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 22 3% 3%
Disagree 118 16% 16%
Agree 488 65% 65%
Strongly Agree 110 15% 15%
Don't Know 9 1% 1%
No Response 8 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 747 of 755 (99%)
I have few concerns about the competence of other members.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 18 2% 2%
Disagree 171 23% 23%
Agree 464 61% 62%
Strongly Agree 55 7% 7%
Don't Know 38 5% 5%
No Response 9 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 746 of 755 (99%)
Compared to five years ago, the quality of forest resources management in BC is improving.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 25 3% 3%
Disagree 138 18% 19%
Agree 407 54% 55%
Strongly Agree 95 13% 13%
Don't Know 80 11% 11%
No Response 10 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 745 of 755 (99%)
Forest professionals are well qualified to meet today’s forestry challenges.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 10 1% 1%
Disagree 91 12% 12%
Agree 535 71% 72%
Strongly Agree 78 10% 10%
Don't Know 32 4% 4%
No Response 9 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 746 of 755 (99%)
The ABCFP is doing enough to promote forest research.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 52 7% 7%
Disagree 201 27% 27%
Agree 167 22% 22%
Strongly Agree 8 1% 1%
Don't Know 318 42% 43%
No Response 9 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 746 of 755 (99%)
I am aware of and adhere to the ABCFP standards of professional practice.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 1 0% 0%
Disagree 9 1% 1%
Agree 516 68% 70%
Strongly Agree 202 27% 27%
Don't Know 12 2% 2%
No Response 15 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 740 of 755 (98%)
I support the species at risk paper published by the ABCFP.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 6 1% 1%
Disagree 33 4% 4%
Agree 349 46% 47%
Strongly Agree 62 8% 8%
Don't Know 289 38% 39%
No Response 16 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 739 of 755 (98%)
I support the ABCFP continuing competency program.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 26 3% 4%
Disagree 86 11% 12%
Agree 462 61% 62%
Strongly Agree 115 15% 15%
Don't Know 53 7% 7%
No Response 13 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 742 of 755 (98%)
I support the self-assessment element of the ABCFP continuing competency program.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 19 3% 3%
Disagree 76 10% 10%
Agree 466 62% 63%
Strongly Agree 96 13% 13%
Don't Know 87 12% 12%
No Response 11 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 744 of 755 (99%)
I support the ABCFP Guidelines on the Scope of Practice for Registered Forest Technologists.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Strongly Disagree 37 5% 5%
Disagree 49 6% 7%
Agree 376 50% 51%
Strongly Agree 71 9% 10%
Don't Know 206 27% 28%
No Response 16 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 739 of 755 (98%)
 
25. The low number of complaints against ABCFP members indicates that (check all that apply):
Forest professionals are doing a good job in virtually all cases
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Yes 313 41% 100%
The public is unaware of the ABCFP complaint resolution process
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Yes 528 70% 100%
The public lacks confidence in the ABCFP complaint resolution process
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Yes 162 21% 100%
Members lack confidence in the ABCFP complaint resolution process.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Yes 200 26% 100%
Members fear the consequences of laying a complaint.
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Yes 396 52% 100%
Members are unaware of the ABCFP complaint resolution process
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Yes 81 11% 100%
Other, please specify:
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Yes 61 8% 100%
 
26. The fees charged by the ABCFP are:
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Too low 24 3% 3%
Reasonable 586 78% 79%
Too high 133 18% 18%
No Response 12 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 743 of 755 (98%)
 
28. How often do you read FORUM?
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Always 363 48% 48%
Most of the time 244 32% 33%
Some of the time 141 19% 19%
Never 1 0% 0%
No Response 6 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 749 of 755 (99%)
 
29. If you answered "Some of the time" or "Never" to the previous question, please indicate why you do not regularly read FORUM?
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Do not have time/Other priorities 106 14% 35%
Not interested 9 1% 3%
Content is not relevant to me 20 3% 7%
It doesn't contain anything new 12 2% 4%
No opinion 13 2% 4%
Not applicable 114 15% 38%
Other (please specify): 30 4% 10%
No Response 451 60% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 304 of 755 (40%)
 
30. On average, how much time do you spend reading each issue of FORUM magazine?
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Do not read 3 0% 0%
Less than 15 minutes 138 18% 18%
15-30 minutes 405 54% 54%
More than 30 minutes 201 27% 27%
No Response 8 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 747 of 755 (99%)
 
31. Do you pass your copy of FORUM along to other readers?
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Yes, always or almost always 39 5% 5%
Yes, sometimes 131 17% 18%
Yes, but rarely 214 28% 29%
Never 362 48% 49%
No Response 9 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 746 of 755 (99%)
 
32. If you answered "Yes" in the previous question, please estimate how many others read your copy of FORUM?
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
1 165 22% 36%
2 124 16% 27%
3 37 5% 8%
4 11 1% 2%
5 6 1% 1%
6 3 0% 1%
7 or more 12 2% 3%
Not applicable 103 14% 22%
No Response 294 39% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 461 of 755 (61%)
 
33. Please indicate your level of satisfaction with the following aspects of FORUM:

Overall Magazine
Overall satisfaction
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Very Disatisfied 13 2% 2%
Somewhat Disatisfied 51 7% 7%
Somewhat Satisfied 351 46% 47%
Very Satisfied 316 42% 42%
No Opinion/Don't Know 14 2% 2%
No Response 10 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 745 of 755 (99%)
Overall quality
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Very Disatisfied 6 1% 1%
Somewhat Disatisfied 30 4% 4%
Somewhat Satisfied 300 40% 40%
Very Satisfied 398 53% 53%
No Opinion/Don't Know 12 2% 2%
No Response 9 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 746 of 755 (99%)
Writing quality
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Very Disatisfied 7 1% 1%
Somewhat Disatisfied 24 3% 3%
Somewhat Satisfied 307 41% 41%
Very Satisfied 392 52% 53%
No Opinion/Don't Know 13 2% 2%
No Response 12 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 743 of 755 (98%)
Appearance
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Very Disatisfied 5 1% 1%
Somewhat Disatisfied 18 2% 2%
Somewhat Satisfied 217 29% 29%
Very Satisfied 491 65% 66%
No Opinion/Don't Know 14 2% 2%
No Response 10 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 745 of 755 (99%)
Relevance of content
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Very Disatisfied 11 1% 1%
Somewhat Disatisfied 78 10% 10%
Somewhat Satisfied 317 42% 42%
Very Satisfied 326 43% 44%
No Opinion/Don't Know 14 2% 2%
No Response 9 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 746 of 755 (99%)
Usefulness of content
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Very Disatisfied 15 2% 2%
Somewhat Disatisfied 108 14% 14%
Somewhat Satisfied 367 49% 49%
Very Satisfied 244 32% 33%
No Opinion/Don't Know 11 1% 1%
No Response 10 1% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 745 of 755 (99%)
Timeliness of content
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Very Disatisfied 4 1% 1%
Somewhat Disatisfied 45 6% 6%
Somewhat Satisfied 343 45% 46%
Very Satisfied 329 44% 44%
No Opinion/Don't Know 22 3% 3%
No Response 12 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 743 of 755 (98%)
Themes or topics
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Very Disatisfied 10 1% 1%
Somewhat Disatisfied 73 10% 10%
Somewhat Satisfied 350 46% 47%
Very Satisfied 297 39% 40%
No Opinion/Don't Know 12 2% 2%
No Response 13 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 742 of 755 (98%)
Ease of reading
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Very Disatisfied 7 1% 1%
Somewhat Disatisfied 23 3% 3%
Somewhat Satisfied 308 41% 42%
Very Satisfied 392 52% 53%
No Opinion/Don't Know 12 2% 2%
No Response 13 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 742 of 755 (98%)
Mix of news, articles and features
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Very Disatisfied 7 1% 1%
Somewhat Disatisfied 64 8% 9%
Somewhat Satisfied 328 43% 44%
Very Satisfied 329 44% 44%
No Opinion/Don't Know 14 2% 2%
No Response 13 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 742 of 755 (98%)
Length of articles
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Very Disatisfied 9 1% 1%
Somewhat Disatisfied 30 4% 4%
Somewhat Satisfied 345 46% 46%
Very Satisfied 343 45% 46%
No Opinion/Don't Know 15 2% 2%
No Response 13 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 742 of 755 (98%)
Frequency
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Very Disatisfied 9 1% 1%
Somewhat Disatisfied 35 5% 5%
Somewhat Satisfied 298 39% 40%
Very Satisfied 380 50% 51%
No Opinion/Don't Know 17 2% 2%
No Response 16 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 739 of 755 (98%)
Size (number of pages)
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Very Disatisfied 11 1% 1%
Somewhat Disatisfied 37 5% 5%
Somewhat Satisfied 314 42% 42%
Very Satisfied 357 47% 48%
No Opinion/Don't Know 22 3% 3%
No Response 14 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 741 of 755 (98%)
 
34. Please indicate your level of satisfaction with the following aspects of FORUM:

Regular Departments & Features
Advertisements
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Very Dissatisfied 6 1% 1%
Somewhat Dissatisfied 45 6% 6%
Somewhat Satisfied 384 51% 52%
Very Satisfied 140 19% 19%
No Opinion/Don't Know 165 22% 22%
No Response 15 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 740 of 755 (98%)
Association News/Highlights
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Very Dissatisfied 3 0% 0%
Somewhat Dissatisfied 27 4% 4%
Somewhat Satisfied 406 54% 55%
Very Satisfied 282 37% 38%
No Opinion/Don't Know 20 3% 3%
No Response 17 2% 0%
Totals 755 100% 100%
Valid Responses: 738 of 755 (98%)
Book Reviews / New Books
Response Frequency Relative % Valid %
Very Dissatisfied 6 1% 1%
Somewhat Dissatisfied 67 9% 9%
Somewhat Satisfied 372 49% 51%
Very Satisfied 187 25% 25%
No Opinion/Don't Know