Discipline Case Digests

A log of complaints made from 1996 onwards is available below. When the status of a case is listed as "Open," it can be at any stage in the complaints resolution process. Where available, discipline case digests are linked to the applicable case in the complaints log. They spell out the details of specific cases together with the final disposition. They serve to: inform and educate members as well as the public; and fulfill our duty as a self-regulating profession to demonstrate accountability. We are committed to writing a discipline case digest for every closed case.

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2016

Case: 2016-03
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: August 2016
Keywords: Assessment, Forest Practices Board, Visual Quality

2015
Case: 2015-01
Status: Investigation Underway
Case: 2015-02
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: May 2015
Keywords: Forest Practices Board (FPB), Woodlot, Crossing
Case: 2015-03 A & B
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: July 2015
Keywords: Auditing

Case: 2015-04
Status: Investigation Underway

Case: 2015-06
Status: Council Decision under Bylaw 14     Date of Decision: December 2015
Keywords: Professional Conduct, Indictable Offence Declarations
2014

Case: 2014-08
Status: Investigation Underway

Case: 2014-07 A, B, C, D
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: February 2015
Keywords: Professional Conduct, Timber Cruising

Case: 2014-06
Status: Investigation Underway
Case: 2014-05
Status: Investigation Underway
Case: 2014-04A and B
Status: Investigation Underway

Case: 2014-03
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: April 2014
Keywords: Professional Conduct, Stumpage

Case: 2014-02
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: February 2014
Keywords: Foresters Act
Case: 2014-01
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: March 2014
Keywords: Tree Removal, Old Growth Management Areas (OGMAs)

2013

Case: 2013-13
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: February 2017
Keywords: Foresters Act
Case: 2013-12
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: February 2014
Keywords: Professional Behavior, Timber Cruising

Case: 2013-11
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: February 2015
Keywords: Silviculture

Case: 2013-10
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: October 2013
Keywords: Professional Conduct, Windthrow
Case: 2013-09 (A, B and C)
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: February 2014
Keywords: Professional Conduct, Professional Accountability Process
Case: 2013-08
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: April 2014
Keywords: Conflict of Interest, Consulting
Case: 2013-07
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: February 2014
Keywords: Trespass, Tree Removal, Road Construction, Harvesting Operations
Case: 2013-06
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: June 2013
Keywords: Free-Growing Declaration, Seed Transfers
Case: 2013-05
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: January 2014
Keywords: Foresters Act
Case: 2013-04
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: January 2014
Keywords: Re-Zoning of Property, Regional District
Case: 2013-03
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: June 2013
Keywords: Windthrow
Case: 2013-02
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: November 2014
Keywords: Stumpage, Verbal Abuse
Case: 2013-01
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: February 2013
Keywords: Professional Conduct, Lack of Payment for Services

2012

Case: 2012-07
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: January 2013
Keywords: Windthrow, Water
Case: 2012-06
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: March 2013
Keywords: Burning of Logging Debris, Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation (OBSCR)
Case: 2012-05 A&B
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: February 2013
Keywords: Professional Conduct
Case: 2012-04
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: February 2013
Keywords: Professional Conduct, ABCFP Bylaws, Forest Tenure Administration System (FTAs)
Case: 2012-03
Status: Investigation Underway
Case: 2012-02
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: November 2014
Keywords: Professional Forest Practices, Water, Terrain Stability and Hydrology Information
Case: 2012-01
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: April 2012
Keywords: sProfessional Conduct, Bylaw 11: Code of Ethics, Bylaw 12: Standards of Professional Practice

2011

Case: 2011-06
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: September 2011
Keywords: Professional Conduct, Bylaw 11: Code of Ethics
Case: 2011-05
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: July 2011
Keywords: Professional Conduct, Bylaw 11: Code of Ethics
Case: 2011-04
Status: Decision by an Arbitration Panel of the Discipline Committee     Date of Decision: January 2012
Keywords: Timber Cruising
Case: 2011-03
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: May 2011
Keywords: Professional Conduct, Harassment
Case: 2011-02
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: February 2013
Keywords: Appraisal Data
Case: 2011-01
Status: Closed     Date of Decision: June 2011
Keywords: Professional Principles, Bylaw 11: Code of Ethics, Complaints Resolution Committee (CRC)

2010

Case: 2010-08
Status: Closed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Professional Conduct, Discrimination, Bullying, Harassment
Case: 2010-07
Status: Closed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Professional Conduct, Bylaw 11: Code of Ethics
Case: 2010-06
Status: Closed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Professional Conduct, Disparaging Remarks , Conflict of Interest
Case: 2010-05
Status: Closed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Cutting Permit, Forest Practices Board, Hydrological Risk, Mountain Pine Beetle
Case: 2010-04
Status: Closed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Annual Allowable Cut, Bylaw 11: Code of Ethics
Case: 2010-03
Status: Decision by an Arbitration Panel of the Discipline Committee     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Small Scale Salvage (SSS)
Case: 2010-02
Status: Closed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Timber Cruising, Forgery and Unethical Manipulation
Case: 2010-01
Status: Closed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Multi-Phase Contract for Timber Development, Bylaw 11: Code of Ethics

2009

Case: 2009-11
Status: Closed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Bylaw 11: Code of Ethics
Case: 2009-10
Status: Alternate Dispute Resolution     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Professional Reliance
Case: 2009-09
Status: Closed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Appraisals Road, Construction
Case: 2009-08
Status: Closed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Geotechnical Professional, Road/Bridge Maintenance
Case: 2009-07
Status: Alternate Complaint Resolution Settlement: Admission and Negotiated Settlement     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Conduct Unbecoming a Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Illegal Harvesting
Case: 2009-06
Status: Closed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: N/A
Case: 2009-05
Status: Conditional Submission and Negotiated Settlement Approved by Discipline Panel     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Fuel Management, Bylaw 11: Code of Ethics
Case: 2009-04
Status: Closed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Professional Obligation, Timber Harvesting, Riparian Reserve Zone, Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP), Bylaw 11: Code of Ethics
Case: 2009-03
Status: Closed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Professional Obligations, Bylaw 11: Code of Ethics, Bylaw 12: Standards of Professional Practice
Case: 2009-02
Status: Closed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Bylaw 11: Code of Ethics, Bylaw 12: Standards of Professional Practice
Case: 2009-01
Status: Alternate Complaint Resolution Settlement: Admission and Negotiated Settlement     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Geotechnical Engineer, Road Construction, Timber Harvesting, Bylaw 11: Code of Ethics

2008

Case: 2008-07
Status: Closed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Professional Conduct, Bylaw 11: Code of Ethics, Bylaw 12: Standards of Professional Practice
Case: 2008-06
Status: Closed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Professional Conduct, Silviculture, First Nations, Bylaw 3: Annual General Meeting
Case: 2008-05
Status: Closed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Forest Development Plan (FDP), Fabricated Document, Bylaw 11: Code of Ethics
Case: 2008-04
Status: Closed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Forest Management
Case: 2008-03
Status: Closed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Foresters Act, Contract Dispute, Professional Conduct, Bylaw 11: Code of Ethics
Case: 2008-02
Status: Closed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Bylaw 11: Code of Ethics, Bylaw 12: Standards of Professional Practice
Case: 2008-01
Status: Closed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Public Presentation, ABCFP Non-Member, Bylaw 11: Code of Ethics

2007

Case: 2007-07(B)
Status: Dismissed     
Case: 2007-07(A)
Status: Alternate Dispute Resolution Settlement: Admission and Negotiated Settlement     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Practice of Forestry, Road Construction, Water
Case: 2007-06
Status: Dismissed     
Case: 2007-05
Status: Dismissed    
Case: 2007-04
Status: Dismissed    
Case: 2007-03
Status: Dismissed    
Case: 2007-02
Status: Dismissed    
Case: 2007-01
Status: Dismissed    

2006

Case: 2006-01
Status: Alternate Dispute Resolution Settlement: Admission, Discipline Imposed     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Small Scale Salvage, Logging Contractor, Old Growth Management Area, Riparian Reserve Zone, Bylaw 12: Standards of Professional Practice

2005

Case: 2005-04
Status: Alternate Dispute Resolution Settlement: Admission, Discipline Imposed      Date of Decision:
Keywords: Misappropriation of Pay, Resignation from the Association
Case: 2005-01
Status: Alternate Dispute Resolution: Complaint Withdrawn   

2004

Case: 2004-02
Status: Dismissed    
Case: 2004-01
Status: Dismissed    

2003

No discipline cases launched in 2003.

2002

Case: 2002-06
Status: Alternate Dispute Resolution Settlement, Admission      Date of Decision:
Keywords: Non-Replaceable Forest License Application, Bylaw 14: Indictable Offenses
Case: 2002-05
Status: Dismissed 
Case: 2002-04
Status: Dismissed 
Case: 2002-03
Status: Dismissed 
Case: 2002-02
Status: Alternate Dispute Resolution Settlement  
Case: 2002-01
Status: Alternate Dispute Resolution Settlement  

2001

Case: 2001-02
Status: Dismissed
Case: 2001-01
Status: Dismissed

2000

Case: 2000-05 (Digest removed; policy pending)
Status: Alternate Dispute Resolution Settlement, Admission
Case: 2000-04
Status: Dismissed
Case: 2000-03 (Digest removed; policy pending)
Status: Alternate Dispute Resolution Settlement, Conditional Admission
Case: 2000-02
Status: Dismissed
Case: 2000-01
Status: Dismissed

1999

Case: 1999-03 (Digest removed; policy pending)
Status: Dismissed
Case: 1999-02
Status: Dismissed
Case: 1999-01 (Digest removed; policy pending)
Status: Alternate Dispute Resolution Settlement, Conditional Admission

1998

Case: 1998-05i (Digest removed; policy pending)
Status: Discipline Imposed, Conditional Admission
Case:1998-05h
Status: Dismissed
Case:1998-05g
Status: Referred to Council to Deal with Systemic Issue
Case:1998-05f
Status: Dismissed
Case:1998-05e
Status: Dismissed
Case:1998-05d
Status: Dismissed
Case:1998-05c
Status: Dismissed
Case:1998-05b
Status: Dismissed
Case:1998-05a
Status: Dismissed
Case:1998-04
Status: Dismissed
Case: 1998-03a
Status: Discipline Imposed
Case:1998-03
Status: Dismissed
Case:1998-02
Status: Dismissed
Case:1998-01
Status: Alternate Dispute Resolution Settlement

1997

Case:1997-03
Status: Dismissed
Case:1997-02
Status: Resolved at Mediation Stage
Case:1997-01
Status: Dismissed

1996

Case: 1996-04 (Digest removed; policy pending)
Status: Discipline Imposed, Conditional Admission

Case:1996-03
Status: Discipline Imposed, Conditional Admission     Date of Decision:
Keywords: Foresters Act, Professional Conduct, Bylaw 11: Code of Ethics

Case:1996-02
Status: Dismissed
Case:1996-01
Status: Dismissed