Silvicultural Accredited Surveyor (SAS)

  • One of two associate member subgroups
  • Silviculture surveyors have been accredited through the Ministry of Forests, Range, and Natural Resource Operations
  • Make use of silviculture plans and prescriptions and other information to conduct or confirm the stratification of survey units

What is a SAS?

What is a SAS?

A SAS is a Silvicultural Accredited Surveyor. They make use of silviculture plans and prescriptions and other information to conduct or confirm the stratification of a survey unit, ensure the accuracy and thoroughness of data collection and mapping, confirm and identify additional critical site factors that may influence the attainment of management objectives set out in plans, and make preliminary recommendations for future treatment (The Silviculture Survey Accreditation Process, Forest Practices Branch).

SAS Limitation on Practice: (a) Planning, advising, engaging in and reporting on the measurement of forests for the specific use of silviculture surveys; (b) Examining and verifying measurements for the specific use of silviculture surveys.



Please contact the registration department.


Route of Entry

Eligibility Requirements

  • An SAS must be accredited through the Silviculture Survey Accreditation Process from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations's (FLNRO) Forest Practices Branch before becoming an ABCFP associate member.



  1. Become accredited through FLNRO's Silviculture Survey Accreditation Process.
  2. Complete the SAS Application Package and submit it and any other required documents (see next item) and membership fees.
  3. Complete and submit the ethics exam (contained within the application package) with your application package if you are an enrolled member (FIT, TFT, and FP). ABCFP registered members and special permit holders do not have to complete the ethics exam.
  4. The registration department will review your application package for completeness and correctness and mark your ethics exam (if you were required to write one). You will be contacted if your application is incomplete or if an ethics exam re-write is necessary (Note: your application will be placed on hold until you pass the ethics exam). Once these requirements have been met:
  5. The Forest Measurements Board (FMB) will review your application package and make the final determination if you can be accepted as a SAS.
  6. Once your application is accepted by the FMB, the registration department will admit you as a SAS after council has approved the monthly statistics.

Once accepted into the ABCFP as SAS, you will have similar rights and obligations as registered members. You must conform to the requirements outlined in the Foresters Act, resolutions of council, bylaws, and policies and procedures published by council from time-to-time.


Please refer to the Forest Measurements Board (FMB) Policies and Silvicultural Accredited Surveyor Information Package or contact the registration department.