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Office Hours with Mike Larock – July 21Join Mike Larock, RPF, ABCFP Director of Professional Practice and Forest Stewardship, again for an informal discussion of the new Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct and other changes to forest professionals’ practice resulting from the Professional Governance Act and the new ABCFP bylaws.Register NowPGA_0408
New ABCFP Bylaws 12-15, July 14The ABCFP implemented new bylaws in February in order to ensure compliance under the Professional Governance Act. This webinar, the seventh in an eight-part series, will focus on three bylaws and how they affect your practice: Complaints, Investigations, and Discipline; Public Disclosure; and Indictable Offences.Register NowPGA_0407
New ABCFP Bylaws 10 and 11, July 7The ABCFP implemented a series of new bylaws in February in order to ensure compliance under the Professional Governance Act. This webinar, the sixth in an eight-part series, will focus on Bylaw 10, Continuing Professional Development, and Bylaw 11, Audit and Practice Reviews, and how they affect your practice.Register NowPGA_0406
Office Hours with Mike Larock – June 23Join Mike Larock, RPF, ABCFP Director of Professional Practice and Forest Stewardship, again for an informal discussion of the new Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct and other changes to forest professionals’ practice resulting from the Professional Governance Act and the new ABCFP bylaws.Register NowPGA_0405
Code of Ethical & Professional Conduct – Part 2, June 16This ABCFP webinar, the fourth in an eight-part series, will review and explain Standards 5 through 9, the second set in the new Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct.Register NowPGA_0404
New ABCFP Bylaws 5 through 8, June 9The ABCFP implemented a series of new bylaws in February in order to ensure compliance under the Professional Governance Act. This webinar, the third in an eight-part series, covers Bylaws 5 through 8 and how they affect your practice.Register NowPGA_0403
Office Hours with Mike Larock – May 26Join Mike Larock, RPF, ABCFP Director of Professional Practice and Forest Stewardship, for an informal discussion of the new Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct and other changes to forest professionals’ practice resulting from the Professional Governance Act and the new ABCFP bylaws.Register NowPGA_0402
Code of Ethical & Professional Conduct intro., May 19With the implementation of the Professional Governance Act in February, a new Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct came into force for all ABCFP registrants. The new Code contains nine standards to which all registrants must adhere and be accountable.Register NowPGA_0401
Working with Indigenous Communities E-courseThe purpose of this ABCFP course is to equip practicing registrants to respectfully and effectively work with Indigenous Peoples within the context of professional forestry.Register NowABCFP_0414
Professional Practice Guidelines, Watershed AssessmentsThis webinar is the third in a series by the EGBC and ABCFP and provides background on why guidelines for watershed assessment and managing risk in the forest sector were developed. It indicates what the guidelines do and who they apply to, and sets out the structure and scope of them.Register NowWATERSHED3
Developing a Watershed Risk Management FrameworkThis webinar is the second in a series and provides background on why guidelines for watershed assessment and managing risk in the forest sector were developed. It indicates what the guidelines do and who they apply to, and sets out the structure and scope of them. It also discusses what is new in these guidelines with respect to the relative roles of forest professionals and specialists in assessing and managing risk.Register NowWATERSHED2
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
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
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
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