Registered Forest Technologists (RFT)

To practice professional forestry in BC, as defined by the Forest Professionals Regulation under the Professional Governance Act, you must be registered with the ABCFP.

Registered Forest Technologists (RFTs), along with other professional members of the forestry team, are responsible for looking after the forests of BC.

  • The functions and responsibilities of an RFT are more operational and specialized to on-the-ground fieldwork.
  • RFTs perform technical forestry functions in four practice areas: silviculture, forest protection, forest operations, and forest measurements.
  • RFTs are employed in a wide variety of positions, with an emphasis on the stand level, forest practices, practical skills, and operating within established guidelines.
  • To be a RFT requires a diploma in forestry, or a diploma in natural resource management, specializing in forestry.