Committees

Committees, subcommittees, boards and task forces help the ABCFP council and staff deliver the association's programs and initiatives. Joining one is a great way to get more involved in your profession.

Committee Listings
Selection Process for ABCFP Committees and Task Forces

BC Forest Professional Editorial Board

Provides advice and guidance on the content of BC Forest Professional magazine.

Terms of Reference
Staff Liaisons: Dean Pelkey, Cheryl Waddell

Board of Examiners

Works with new members from the time they apply until they become a registered member. Tasks include setting entrance standards, administering the exam and appeal processes.

Terms of Reference
Staff Liaisons: Casey Macaulay, RPF; Conrad Malilay
Council Representatives: Lisa Perrault, RFT; Morgan Kennah, RPF
Chair: Thomas Lewis, RPF

Climate Change Subcommittee
This committee is comprised of forest professionals, researchers and policy. They work to build awareness of climate change impacts to forests and to develop tools to support professionals in their practices.

Terms of Reference
Staff Liaisons: Megan Hanacek, RPF, RPBio; Michael Larock, RPF; Anna Shcherbinina, PhD, RPF

Complaints Resolution Committee

Oversees and decides how best to resolve complaints against members.

Terms of Reference
Staff Liaisons: Casey Macaulay, RPF; Conrad Malilay
Council Representative: Trevor Swan, RPF, LLB; Robin Modesto, MBA, RPF. PEng
Chair: Bronwen M. Beedle, RPF(Ret)

Continuing Competence Committee
Advises the CEO on issues related to the self-assessment, voluntary peer review and practice review elements of the ABCFP Continuing Competency Program and adjudicates practice reviews requiring corrective measures.

Terms of Reference
Staff Liaisons: Jim Crover, RPF; Brian Robinson, RPF
Chair: Matthew Pilszek, RFT

Council Nomination Committee

In accordance with the bylaws of the ABCFP, the purpose of the council nomination committee is to recruit members to stand for election as councilors at-large and vice president.

Terms of Reference
Staff Liaison: Christine Gelowitz, RPF
Chair: Christopher Stagg, RPF

Discipline Committee

A standing pool of registered members from which a panel is drawn to hear a discipline case against a member or to make a determination on alternative dispute resolution settlement proposals.

Terms of Reference
Staff Liaisons: Casey Macaulay, RPF; Conrad Malilay
Chair: Robert Craven, RPF

Forestry Conference Host Committee

Develops themes and programs for the ABCFP's forestry conference and annual general meeting.

Terms of Reference
Staff Liaisons: Dean Pelkey, Cheryl Waddell
Chair: Al Gorley, RPF

Finance Committee

Provides advice on our financial and administrative affairs.

Terms of Reference
Staff Liaison: Lance Nose
Council Representative: Trevor Joyce, RPF
Chair: John Neels, RPF, CMA

ForesTrust

The ABCFP's registered charity that works to create endowments at post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. Income earned on these endowments is used to grant scholarships and bursaries to forestry students.

No terms of reference available
Staff Liaison: Lance Nose
Council Representative: Trevor Joyce, RPF
Chair: John Neels, RPF, CMA

Forest Measurements Board

Develops and implements standards, policies and procedures for ABCFP associate membership.

Terms of Reference
Staff Liaison: Brian Robinson, RPF

Joint Practice Board

Clarifies roles and provides guidance for engineers, geoscientists and forest professionals in forest resource management.

Terms of Reference
Staff Liaison: Mike Larock, RPF(ABCFP); Peter Mitchell, P.Eng (APEGBC)
Chair: TBD

Network of Forest Professionals

Forest professionals working locally to provide effective communication, education and liaison on forestry issues.

Terms of Reference
Staff Liaison: Brian Robinson, RPF
Local Representatives: Visit the Network of Forest Professionals' page to find a chair in your area.

Professional Practice Committee

Assists ABCFP staff in achieving the annual business plan deliverables relating to the practice of members. Produces guidance or reviews all guidance established for forest professionals practising forestry in BC. Produces papers on a range of professional and practice issues.

Terms of Reference
Staff Liaison: Mike Larock, RPF; Anna Shcherbinina, PhD, RPF
Council Representative: Cliff Roberts, RFT
Chair: Lyle Unwin, RPF, PEng

Standing Investigations Committee
Assists in the complaint resolution process. Leads investigations or fact finding teams when needed.

Terms of Reference
Staff Liaisons: Casey Macaulay, RPF; Conrad Malilay
Chair: John Cathro, RPF
Stewardship Committee

Assists ABCFP staff in achieving annual business plan deliverables in the area of forest stewardship.

Terms of Reference: Available
Staff Liaison: Megan Hanacek, RPF, RPBio; Anna Shcherbinina, PhD, RPF
Council Representative: Kerri Simmons, RPF

Urban Forestry Committee

Primary committee related to the evolving area of professional practice in urban forestry. This committee assists the CEO and her staff in achieving the Business Plan Objectives and the goals in the Strategic Plan.

Terms of Reference
Staff Liaison:Mike Larock, RPF; Anna Shcherbinina, PhD, RPF

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Selection Process for ABCFP Committees and Task Forces

  1. Staff will identify the gap(s) in committee membership.
  2. A notice will be put in The Increment stating the name of the committee or task force and the core requirements of membership. 
  3. If there are other required attributes, they will also be stated (e.g. designation, gender, location, employer type etc.).
  4. Interested members will be asked to submit a resume for review.
  5. Staff will review the resumes with the committee chair or committee/task force members and, if required, interviews of candidates will be held.For CEO committees, staff will recommend appointments to the CEO.
  6. If a selection committee is required, the committee chair will coordinate selecting the members of this committee and will include staff support.  The selection committee will do the candidate ratings and select the successful candidate(s) for approval by the CEO or council.
  7. For CEO committees the final appointments will be approved by the CEO prior to notification of the successful candidates.
  8. For council committees such as the board of examiners, joint practice board and the discipline committees, the final appointments will be approved by council prior to notification of the successful candidates.
  9. All members who applied for a position on the committee will be thanked for their interest and notified of whether or not they were successful in their application.

 

*This process does not apply to council committees.