The Foresters Act provides the ABCFP with our mandate and some rules around the size of council and how it is to be comprised. While the bylaws outline how the association will be governed. The association governs itself using a modified Carver model. Using this model, council focuses on developing the strategic plan and policies and leaves the operations of the organization to the CEO.

In 2018, the BC government passed the Professional Governance Act, legislation that applies to all professional regulators in the natural resource sector. The Act will be brought into force through regulation and it is expected that at some point the Foresters Act will be repealed.