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Forest Legislation and Policy Reference Guide 2017The 2017 version of the Forest Legislation and Policy Reference Guide provides the basic concepts in an overview of much of the legislation and related policy that apply to forest management practices in BC today. It does not cover all forest management legislation and policy topics and should be used in conjunction with other reference material, including that listed in this Guide.Register NowPRS_17_PRG
Forest Stewardship RefresherThe purpose of this short-course is to clarify and reinforce your understanding of Forest Stewardship, provide tools to assess the alignment of your practice with the 7 Principles and assist you in making forest management decisions that maintain the integrity and resilience of forest ecosystems.Register NowSTREFRESH
Tablets and Smart Phones for Field Use (Online)The objective of this online workshop is to provide participants with an overview of how tablet computers and smart phones may be used as an aid when conducting field data collection.Register NowTAB
VRM Module 1: The Public, Legislation, and PolicyThis module will examine the foundation of Visual Resource Management (VRM): public perception of harvesting activities on forested landscapes.Register NowVRM1
VRM Module 2: Visual Impact AssessmentsThis module will familiarize you with the critical data required for a Visual Impact Assessment (VIA) and how to determine the Basic VQO Definition. It also examines viewpoint selection, digital landscape photography, field safety, field image analysis, and using simulations.Register NowVRM2
VRM Module 3: Assessing the Proposed DesignThis module will examine how to assess a proposed visual design using Landscape Design principles. Operational strategies that harmonize a proposal with the landform and assessing a design using Numeric Data will also be explored.Register NowVRM3
VRM Module 4: Reviewing the Final DesignThis module will introduce the final review process and the application of Due Diligence to a Visual Impact Assessment (VIA). This course also examines the practice of professional forestry in the VRM context, professional documents, and the significance of a signature and seal.Register NowVRM4
Watershed Assessment & Mgmt of Hydrologic & Geomorphic RiskThis webinar provides background on why guidelines for watershed assessment and managing risk in the forest sector were developed; indicates what the guidelines do and who they apply to; sets out the structure and scope of the guidelines; and discusses what is new in these guidelines with respect to the relative roles of forest professionals and specialists in assessing and managing risk.Register NowWATERSHED
Climate Change OverviewThis micro-course will introduce you to the current state of British Columbia's climate, the impact of climate change on forests and principles for creating effective adaptation and mitigation strategies. It also provides links to helpful climate change resources such as the BC Professional's Adaptation Network.Register NowCLIMATE
Assessing Your Interpersonal and Communication SkillsThis micro-course introduces a simple process to formally self and peer-assess your communication and interpersonal competencies in order to identify gaps and areas for improvement. This tool and process will help assess your level of mastery for a range of competencies while providing recommendations on resources for improvement and upskilling.Register NowCOMMS
Professional Ethics and Obligations (Online)This online training session addresses professional obligations for a variety of situations through interactive content using realistic scenarios and is applicable to both technologists and foresters.Register NowETH
Professional Reliance (Online)This online training session explores what professional reliance means to participants, its legal foundation and its definition, how it compares to professional deference and how it is related to professional accountability.Register NowPR
Advanced Professional Reliance (Online)This workshop provides further understanding of the application of professional reliance. It demonstrates how professional reliance is related to forest management and provides reality-based examples.Register NowPRA
Professional Quality Field Work Refresher CourseIs your field work professional quality? Take this one hour e-course and learn how to align your work with the Standards of Professional Practice. You can complete this course on your pc, laptop or phone!Register NowPRFIELD
Standards of Professional Practice Refresher CourseThe purpose of this short course is to equip forest professionals with the knowledge and tools to assess their practice against the 7 key baseline standards including; competence, independence, integrity, due diligence, stewardship, safety and the forest operations "crossings" standard.Register NowPRREFRESH