Contributor Guidelines

If you have a story idea that is relevant to those practising professional forestry, we want to hear from you.

How You Can Contribute


If you feel strongly about an article you read, some aspect of the association or forestry current affairs, the Letters section is your venue to express those thoughts. The word count limit is 300 words.

Feature Articles

Feature articles are generally solicited from subject matter experts. These articles must be on issues relevant to the profession of forestry and our readers. Priority is given to articles written by ABCFP registered members. Feature articles should be no more than 850 words and should include brief biographies and photos for all authors. Accompanying images (ensure that you have the copyright to the photos or have obtained permission to use) are highly desirable.


It is very important to many of our readers to receive word of the passing of a colleague. We rely on registered members and immediate family to provide obituaries for publication in BC Forest Professional.

Case Studies/Research Updates/Science in Action

This feature is dedicated to showcasing innovative initiatives and projects that utilize forestry technology in practical ways. The word count is 850 words.

Please refer to the BCFP Contributor Guidelines for more information on how to contribute.

Editorial Schedule

Please Note: If you are planning on submitting an article, please contact the editor as soon as possible before the deadline.

Issue Submission Deadline
Winter (January) 2020  November 4, 2019
Spring (April) 2020  January 6, 2020
Summer (July) 2020 April 6, 2020
Fall (October) 2020 July 6, 2020
Winter (January) 2021 October 5, 2020


If you are interested in submitting an article and want feedback on the relevance of your story idea, and/or how to craft your piece, please contact the editor.