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2017

JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2017

Wildlife (PDF)

Articles

On Topic:

  • Balancing Wildlife with Environmental Sustainability and Economic Growth By Cheryl Waddell
  • Managing Species of Special Management Concern in Forestry Operations By Megan Hanacek, RPF, RPBio
  • Can Managing Coarse Woody Debris at the Stand-level Have Implications for Marten Habitat Suitability? By Dexter Hodder, MSc, and Shannon Crowley, MSc, RPBio
  • Staying Safe While Working in Bear Country By Grant MacHutchon, MSc, RPBio
  • Moose Management in the Peace By Chris Addison, RPBio
  • Seeing the Forests for their Hoofage and Stumpage Values By Roy Rea, PhD, RPBio; Daniel Aitken; and Kenneth Child

Special Feature:

  • Forest Leadership: An Interview with Jeff Mycock, RPF By Cheryl Waddell
  • A Round Up of All Things National Forest Week By Dean Pelkey
  • National Forest Week: The Creativity is Strong in These Ones By Dean Pelkey

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MARCH - APRIL 2017

Wood, Construction, and Value-added Applications for Building and Fibre-based Products (PDF)

Articles

On Topic:

  • The Value and Diversity of Fibre-based Products By Cheryl Waddell
  • Recycled Particle Board: New Value from Old Lumber by Karen Storry, PEng
  • Using Waste Energy from Sawmills to Heat Prince George by Kara Serenius, PEng
  • West Fraser’s Edson Remanufacturing Facility Finds Value in Every Piece by Andy McGibbon
  • Controlled Vibrations of Taller Wood Buildings by Steven Kuan, PhD, PEng, FEC; and Lin Hu, PhD

Interest:

  • Year-end Report: The ABCFP’s New Registration Process by Casey Macaulay, RPF
  • Professional Practice and Construction Initiated Slides by the Construction Initiated Slides Working Group
  • New BEC for the South-Central Columbia Mountains by Deb MacKillop, MSc, RPF
  • Climate-based Seed Transfer: Guiding British Columbia’s Reforestation Investments in Climate Change by Jack Woods, RPF, and Colin Mahony

Special Feature:

  • Forest Leadership: An Interview with Interfor’s Vice President and Chief Forester, Ric Slaco, RPF by Cheryl Waddell
  • The Birth of an Association by Gerry Burch, RPF(Ret), Life Member

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MAY-JUNE 2017

Emerging Markets (PDF)

Articles

On Topic:

  • Emerging Markets By Cheryl Waddell
  • BC Market Pricing System (Abridged Version) By Allan W. Bennett, RPF
  • Improving Fibre Utilization in BC By Brad Harris, RPF, and Patrick Russell, RPF
  • Bioenergy, Biomass, and the Forest Industry By Joseph Aquino, RPF
  • Biosurveillance of Alien Forest Enemies By Catalina Lopez-Correa, MD, PhD, MG

Interest:

  • Increased Standard of Care in Spruce Forests Necessary: Questions and Response By O.R. Travers, RPF(Ret)
  • Reconnecting Fish Habitat Starts with Good Data Management By Sarah Boon, PhD, FRCGS; and Craig Mount, MSc, PGeo

Special Feature:

  • Changing Landscapes, New Opportunities: The ABCFP’s 69th Forestry Conference and Annual General Meeting in Prince George a Rousing Success By Dean Pelkey
  • Peer and Practice Reviews: Why Me? By Jim Crover, RPF
  • Dispelling Misconceptions about the ABCFP’s Complaints and Discipline Process By Casey Macaulay, MA, RPF
  • Infographic: What’s a Forest Professional? By the Association of BC Forest Professionals

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JULY-AUGUST 2017

Public Perceptions (PDF)

Articles

On Topic:

  • Is Public Perception Everything? By Cheryl Waddell
  • Musings on Perception in the World of Community Forests and Woodlot Licences By John Marlow, RPF and Coleen MacLean-Marlow, RPF
  • Public Trusts Forest Professionals but Lacks Understanding of What They Do By Dean Pelkey
  • Forest Management: Addressing the Gap between Public Perception and Reality By Brian Frenkel
  • Influencing Public Perceptions of Forestry By Darlene Oman

Interest:

  • What You May Not Know About the ABCFP’s Credential Assessment Process By Conrad Malilay
  • The Advantages of a Summer Job By Gerry Burch, RPF(Ret), Life Member

Special Feature:

  • Forest Leadership: An Interview with Domenico Iannidinardo, RPF, RPBio, PEng By Cheryl Waddell
  • Volunteers Make a World of Difference By Emma Prophet

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SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2017

Urban Forestry (PDF)

Articles

On Topic:

  • An Introduction to Urban Forestry By Mike Larock, RPF
  • Urban Forestry: Invasive Species Management By Nadia Chan, FIT
  • Windthrow Management in Urban Riparian Corridors: A Case Study – Coquitlam BC, The Burke Mountain Windfirming Project By Bruce Blackwell, RPF; Judith Cowan, RPF; and Bob Green, RPF
  • Assessing Tree Risk in the Urban Forest and Beyond By Julian A. Dunster, PhD, RPF
  • Navigating the Political and Regulatory Constraints Associated with Urban Riparian Forests By Michael Coulthard, RPF, RPBio
  • Profiles in Urban Forestry By Anna Shcherbinina, PhD, RPF and Mike Larock, RPF

Interest:

  • Survey Shows Members Satisfied with ABCFP Services but Opinions Differ on Effectiveness of Professional Reliance By Dean Pelkey

Special Feature:

  • The Importance of Relationships in Forestry: Reflections on the ABCFP Trip to Haida Gwaii By Christine Gelowitz, RPF and Casey Macaulay, RPF
  • ForesTrust’s 2017 Scholarship Recipients: Forestry’s Next Generation By Cheryl Waddell

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November-December 2017 (PDF)

Cover Story:

  • Managing Wildfire in the Urban Wildland Interface By Bruce Blackwell, RPF, RPBio and Judith Cowan, RPF

Features:

  • Incorporating Whitebark Pine Recovery into your Forestry Practice By Sybille Haeussler PhD, RPF
  • Qualifications for Conducting Karst Field Assessments By Paul Griffiths, Bill I’Anson, and Carolyn Ramsey, PhD
  • Learning to Live with Fire By Phil Burton, PhD, RPBio

Member Interest:

  • A New Direction: Changes to BC Forest Professional Magazine By Cheryl Waddell
  • Forest Leadership: An Interview with Mark Tamas, RPF By Cheryl Waddell
  • Comparing Professional Fees By Dean Pelkey

Columns:

  • Managing for Climate Change: Climate Change and Forest Health By Alex Woods, MSc, RPF
  • The Legal Perspective: Recovery of Government Costs Under the Wildfire Act By Jeff Waatainen, LLB, MA, BA (Hons)
  • The Watchdog’s View: Road Construction on Steep Slopes – Getting it Right By Garth Lord, P.Eng

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2016

JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2016

Forest Hydrology: Follow the Flow (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • The Ebbs and Flows of Forest Hydrology By Doris Sun, MJ
  • Restoration Of Fish Passage On Elbow Creek, Southwestern British Columbia By Sarah Boon, PhD and Ian Miller, RPF
  • Forest Development Planning and Water in the Okanagan By Don Dobson, PEng
  • Riparian Assessments Under the Riparian Areas Regulation, and Watershed Assessment and Management By Glynnis Horel, PEng, FEC, RPF (hon)
  • Small Stream Riparian Management By John Rex, PhD, PAg, Dave Maloney, BSc, MSc, PAg and Peter Tschaplinski PhD, PAg
  • Fact Sheet: Stream Classification

Interest:

  • Finding New Markets will Ease Impact of Softwood Lumber Agreement Expiry By Naomi Christensen
  • A Brief Overview of the XIV World Forestry Congress in South Africa By Steve Lorimer, RPF

Special Features:

  • Battle of the NFPs: It's a Trefecta for Campbell River!
  • National Forest Week: Young Artists Shine Bright

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MARCH - APRIL 2016

Leadership Through Research (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • The Road to Innovation By Doris Sun, MJ
  • Northern BC Forging Ahead in Bioenergy By Rod Albers, PEng, MEng
  • Characterizing Three-Dimensional Forest Structure From Digital Aerial Photogrammetry: A Competing of Complementary Technology to Airborne LiDAR? By Joanne White
  • Along the Journey to Integrate Berry Management with Timber Production in BC By Erica Lilles
  • FPInnovations' Steep Slope Harvesting Initiative By Jennifer Ellson
  • Land-Application of Bioenergy Ashes at the Aleza Lake Research Forest
  • Forest and Range Evaluation Program (FREP) — Three Perspectives on 10 Years of Monitoring Data By Nancy Densmore, RPF, with input from Sean Muise, RPF; and Jill West, RPF

Interest:

  • Improving Safety Related to Road Construction Landslides By Dustin Meierhofer, RPF

Special Features:

  • Pursuing Public Trust By Mike Larock, RPF; and Megan Hanacek, RPF, RPBio

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MAY - JUNE 2016

Social License (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Earning and Maintaining Social License By Amanda Brittain, MA, ABC
  • Achieving Social License to Operate in British Columbia's Forests By Megan Hanacek, RPF, RPBio
  • Social License and BC's Woodlot Licences By Lisa Marak
  • Forest Professionals, Social License, and Semantics By Will Wagner, PhD, RPF
  • Social License in the Forests of BC By Brian Pate, RFT

Interest:

  • Meet the New Chief Forester: Diane Nicholls, RPF By Amanda Brittain, MA, ABC
  • Volunteer Appreciation By Emma Prophet

Special Feature:

  • Forestry: Branching Out; 68th ABCFP Forestry Conference & Annual General Meeting By Amanda Brittain, MA, ABC

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JULY - AUGUST 2016

Forest Operations (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • The Challenges and Complexities of Forest Operations By Cheryl Waddell
  • A New Way of Managing Karst Data By Kerri Brownie, RPF
  • Meeting Operational Requirements in BC Forests By Darlene Oman
  • Steep Slope Harvesting in the Interior: The Times They Are a-Changin' By Ryan Potter, RPF
  • Meeting Access Goals and Objectives: The Critical Role of Geometric Road Design By Lyle Unwin, RPF, PEng
  • Resource Access Roads and Wetlands: Minimizing Impacts Caused by Operations By Caroline Ventézou

Interest:

  • Consideration of Values for Riparian Management Around Perennial Coastal Streams By Lisa Nordin, MSc, RPBio
  • Forest Stewardship Leadership and Social License By Bill Bourgeois, PhD, RPF
  • Our Thanks to All the New Registration Process Contributors By Casey Macaulay, RPF

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SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2016

Policy and Legislation (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Policy and Legislation: A Vast Landscape of Influence and Action By Cheryl Waddell
  • UNDRIP Endorsed by Canadian Government: Consequences for BC Forest Sector By Janette Bulkan
  • Great Bear Rainforest Legislation: A Unique Solution By Bob Craven, RPF
  • Implementing a Drug and Alcohol Testing Program in Forest Operations' By Lana Kurz, RPF, and Robin Modesto, RPF, PEng, MBA
  • Improving Forest Stewardship Plans in BC By Del Williams, RPF
  • Migratory Birds Convention Act Quick Facts

Special Feature:

  • ForesTrust's 2016 Scholarship Recipients: Forestry's Next Generation By Cheryl Waddell

Interest:

  • Volunteer Appreciation: Jeff Kerley, RFT, ATE By Emma Prophet
  • Shaping Future Forests with the Chief Forester's Leadership Team By Allan Powelson, RPF
  • Peeking into the Future of BC's Forest Industry By Bill Downing, RPF

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NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2016

The Future of Forests (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoints:

  • The Future of Forests By Cheryl Waddell
  • Something Old, Something New: Combating the Spruce Beetle By Heather Wiebe
  • Genomics, Forests, and Climate Change – Understand, Adapt, and Act By Catalina Lopez-Correa, PhD, MD, MG
  • Wildfire Hazard Mitigation: We're Not Thinning Enough By Robert W. Gray and Bruce Blackwell, RPF, RPBio, MSc

Special Feature:

  • ABCFP Climate Change Survey: Next Steps By Megan Hanacek, RPF, RPBio
  • ABCFP's 69th Annual Forestry Conference and AGM Brochure
  • Talking About The Future of BC's Forest Sector: An Interview with Shannon Janzen, RPF By Cheryl Waddell

Interest:

  • Visual Quality Management: Lessons from the Field By Mark Haddock, LLB and Del Williams, RPF
  • What Can You Do to Eliminate Hazardous Roadside Debris? By the Roadside Debris Working Group

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2015

JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2015

Safety Never Hurts (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Work Safe in 2015 By Doris Sun, MJ
  • A Case Study on Safety Promotion: Tolko's Woodlands Safety Peer Group By Sandy Arseneault
  • Safety in the BC Silviculture Sector: Taking a Safety II Approach By John Betts
  • The "Gravity" of Steep Terrain By Robert (Tom) Jackson, RFT
  • The Cost of Safety By Reynold Hert
  • Tools that Help Build a Safety Culture By Gerard Messier, RPF
  • Successful Planning for Safe, Productive Operations - Have We Got the Right Formula? By Pam Jorgenson, RPF
  • After the Dust Settled: Revisiting the Safety of Forest Road Bridges in BC By Garth Lord, PEng and Chris Oman, RPF
  • Effective Safety Management - A Way of Doing Business By Darshan Sihota, RPF, BSF, MBA

Special Feature:

  • National Forest Week

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MARCH - APRIL 2015

Climate Change: What Now? (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Preparing a Toolkit for Climate Change By Doris Sun, MJ
  • Adapting Silvicultural Practices to Minimize Climate Change Impacts By Guy Burdikin, RPF
  • Forestry Solutions to the Carbon Crunch By Guy Dauncey
  • Climate Change Strategies and Actions for Practising Foresters By Ben Filewod
  • Climate Change Impacts on Forests- Limitations to Adaptation By Doug Hopwood, RPF
  • Fighting For Our Forests: Protecting Canada's Resources Using Next Generation Biosurveillance - New Challenges; New Tools By Gabe Kalmar, PhD
  • Successful Planning for Safe, Productive Operations - Have We Got the Right Formula? By Pam Jorgenson, RPF
  • Implementing a Climate Change Strategy - An Example from BC Timber Sales By Marie-Lou Legrancois, RPF

Interest:

  • Community Capacity Building By Bill Bourgeois, PhD, RPF

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MAY - JUNE 2015

Exploring Aboriginal Relations: The Tsilhqot'in Decision and Beyond (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Understanding the Post-Tsilqhot'in Forestry Landscape By Doris Sun, MJ
  • Tsilhqot'in and the Way Forward By Geoff Plant, LLB
  • Forestry After Tsilhqot'in By Bob Joseph
  • Conserving Ecosystem and Human Health Amongst Cumulative Effects in a Changing Climate By Sonja Leverkus, FIT, RPBio, PAg
  • Keeping Up to Date With Aboriginal Initiatives By Andrea Lyall, RPF, PhD student

Science in Action:

  • Remediation of Fish Passage at Stream Crossings on BC's Forest Roads By Sarah Boon PhD and Ian Miller, RPF

Special Feature:

  • The 67th ABCFP Forestry Conference and AGM

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JULY - AUGUST 2015

TASS, TIPSY and Other Provincial Modelling Tools (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Forecasting the Future of Forests By Doris Sun, MJ
  • Projecting Value in Timberlands By William Wagner, PhD, RPF
  • Strategic and Tactical Timber Supply Planning By Mike Buell, RPF
  • TASS: Looking Back on 50 Years of Looking Forward By Jim Goudie, MSc
  • Modelling a Greener Vancouver By Kristin Defer, Siyuan Zhao, Alfred Duval, Mengqui (Roger) Chen, David Flanders, Alicia Lavalle and Stephen Sheppard
  • New Research Alert: Modelling Climate Change Impact on Tree Regeneration and Future Migration By Kevin A. Solarik
  • Economics in the AAC Determination Process By Doug Williams

Interest:

  • Caught in the Bite: Consumers, Workers and Softwood By William Wagner, PhD, RPF

Science in Action:

  • Young Scientists in Action at Canada-Wide Science Fair By Linda Haugen, Victoria Platzer and Meagan Haugen-Koechl

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SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2015

Cumulative Effects: It All Adds Up (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Managing and Mitigating for the Benefit of All By Doris Sun, MJ
  • BC's New Cumulative Effects Framework - What Does it Mean for Forest Professionals? By Leah Malkinson, RPF
  • Managing Cumulative Effects in the Oil and Gas Sector Using Area-Based Analysis: The BC Regulator's Approach By Sean Curry, RPF
  • Managing Cumulative Effects on the Forested Landscape: Scientific and Traditional Knowledge Perspectives from Northeastern BC By Sonja Leverkus, FIT, RPBio, PAg and PhDc and Eleanor Stephenson, MSc
  • The Challenge of Cumulative Impacts - Conserving and Managing Wildlife Habitat

Interest:

  • Fraser Valley Family Exemplifies Woodlot Values By Sara Grady
  • Drone Technology Taking Off in Forest Management By Colin Filliter, RPF

Special Features:

  • Introducing This Year's ForesTrust Scholarship Recipients: Forestry's Next Generation
  • Do We Have the Public's Trust? By Mike Larock, RPF, and Megan Hanacek, RPF, RPBio
  • Dodge the Bullet but Get Hit by the Train By Casey Macaulay, RPF

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NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2015

Lessons From Abroad (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Forestry the World Over By Doris Sun, MJ
  • Forests without Borders in Madagascar By Stacey Boks
  • International Forest Policy Deliberations: Historical Background and Future Perspectives By M. Hosny El-Lakany, PhD, DSc
  • Ghana's Forest in Scope By Alesia Ofori Dedaa
  • Forests, Livelihoods and Human Health in the Global South By Joleen Timko, PhD
  • Forestry Under the Table By John Palmer, PhD
  • Certifying the Amazon Forests of Brazil By Kristin Storry, RPF

Special Features:

  • ABCFP's 68th Annual Conference and AGM
  • Q&A With Members Working Internationally

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2014

JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2014

Forest Economics: What's it Worth? (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • The Numbers Don't Always Add Up By Doris Sun
  • Export Report: An Overview of Coastal BC Log Exports By Dan Higgins, RFT
  • Log Exports: Perspectives From a Generalist By Rick Monchak, RPF
  • Timber Pricing in British Columbia By William Wagner, PhD, RPF

Interest:

  • Charles Bloom Secondary School - Real Life Skills Taught in Woodlot By Sara Grady
  • Our Robin - A Rare Bird? By Lisa Perrault, RFT

Special Feature:

  • Campbell River Takes the Win in Battle of the NFPs!
  • National Forest Week Art Contest Winners
  • New Year, New Skills With Continuing Professional Development

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MARCH - APRIL 2014

Fire Management: Everyone's Problem (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • We Are All Firefighters By Doris Sun
  • Wildfire Management in British Columbia: Two Futures By Lyle Gawalko, RFT
  • Identifying Landscape Wildfire Risk Using Burn P3 Modelling By Dana Hicks, RFT
  • BC's New Fire Management Reality: Wake Up and Smell the Smoke By Brian Simpson
  • Fire, Wolves and Beetles: Neutral Change Agents? By William Wagner, PhD, RPF
  • A Decade Later: Wildfire Lessons Learned By Glen Sanders

Interest:

  • Operationalizing LiDAR - A User Guide to Success By Gordon Frazer, PhD, Colleen MacLean-Marlow, RPF and Taylor Davis
  • Forestry Applications of Digital Aerial Photography Captured During Late Winter Conditions By Jamie Heath, MSc, Ken Whitehead, PhD, and Mike Trepanier, RPF

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MAY - JUNE 2014

Timber and Tourism: Friend or Foe? (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Can Forestrry and Tourism Co-exist? By Doris Sun, MJ
  • Tourism and Forestry - A Brief History Tour By Pieter Bekker, BSc, MSc, RPF
  • Blazing New Trails: How BC's Northern University is Helping a New Generation Better Integrate Ourdoor Recreation, Tourism and Forestry By Mike Jull, RPF
  • Timber and Tourism: Success in Synergy By Makenzie Leine, RPF
  • Wildland Fire Management and Tourism: A Need to Strengthen and Important Symbiotic Relationship By David Martell, PhD
  • Wilderness Tourism: The Other Forest Industry By Ralph Keller

Interest:

  • The Climate Change Innovator Award - Recognizing Adaption and Leadership By Casey Macaulay, RPF
  • Forestry Applications of Digital Aerial Photography Captured During Late Winter Conditions By Jamie Heath, MSc, Ken Whitehead, PhD, and Mike Trepanier, RPF

Special Feature:

  • The 66th ABCFP Forestry Conference and AGM

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JULY - AUGUST 2014

Foundations Towards Tenure Reform (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Tenure Talks Top of Mind By Doris Sun, MJ
  • Safeguarding the Competitiveness of BC's Forest Industry By James Gorman
  • A Designed Solution for Area-Based Management By Andrew Mitchell, RPF (Ret)
  • Putting First Things First in BC's Public Forests: Tenure Reform Not the Answer By Ray Travers, RPF (Ret)
  • Timber Tenure: Reform or Reaffirm? By Will Wagner, PhD, RPF

Interest:

  • The Voluntary Peer Review Process: A Member's Perspective By Clinton Reiter, RFT

Science in Action:

  • Bison and Fire: Continuing the Tradition By Sonja Leverkus, Chris Schippman, Lana Lowe, Dr. Sam Fuhlendorf and Robert W. Gray

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SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2014

The Forestry Sector Wants You! (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Forestry is (The) Calling By Doris Sun, MJ
  • Opportunity is Knocking By Dwight Yochim, RPF
  • Inspiring the Future: Getting Youth into Forestry By Sara Mukai, RPF
  • British Columbia's Natural Gas Industry - A Place for BC's Emerging Forest Professionals By Mark Hall, AAg, MSc
  • Forest Sector Innovation and the Future of Skills Training By Hardy Griesbaurer, RPF
  • Forest Products Industry Gets Out of the Woods By Monica Bailey
  • Training: Finding the Right Balance for Success By Lisa Perrault, RFT
  • Urban Forestry: Oxymoron or the Next Big Thing? By Jeremy Gye and Christian Walli, RPF

Interest:

  • Is the Time for Biocultural Diversity (BCD) Zonation in British Columbia By Michael Blackstock, RPF
  • Why I Volunteer for the ABCFP By Kathleen Crowhurst, TFT

Special Feature:

  • ForesTrust at Work: Meet thie Year's Scholarship Recipients

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NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2014

Climate Change: Greening the Future (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Climate Change Debate Sizzles On By Doris Sun, MJ
  • How Can BC's Forest Sector Help Keep Climate Change in Check? By Werner Kurz, Carolyn Smyth and Tony Lempriere
  • Informing Forest Management Policy, Practice and Professionals in BC: Results from the ABCFP Survey on Barriers to Adaptation By Harry Nelson, PhD, Kathy Hopkins, RPF and Casey Macaulay, RPF
  • BC's Managed Forests and Those Bothersome Externalities: Climate Change and Forest Pathogens By Alex Woods, RPF, MSc
  • Leveraging BEC for Climate Change Adaptation By Deb MacKillop, RPF, Will Mackenzie, RPBio and Colin Mahony, RPF
  • The CO2 Fertilization Effect and Considerations for BC Forestry By Bill Chapman, PhD
  • Are Our Forests' Genes Behind the Times? Sally Aitken, PhD and Jack Woods, RPF, MSc

Interest:

  • Ecosystem-Based Management in British Columbia: Teleology or Science? By William Wagner, RPF

Conference Pullout:

  • ABCFP’s 67th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting

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2013

JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2013

New Technology in Forestry (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • New Technology in Forestry By Amanda Brittain
  • Forestry Managed in the Clouds By Rod Poirier, RPF
  • Remote Sensing Advances for Forestry Landscape Assessment By Nicholas C. Coops, MSc, PhD, and colleagues
  • Timber Cruising in BC: The Sky is the Limit By John Armstrong, RFT, ATE

Interest:

  • Stumbling into a Forestry Career By Deb Delong, RPF
  • Landscape Fire Management in British Columbia By Kelly Osbourne, RPF; with assistance from Ed Korpela, RPF; Dana Hicks RFT; and Lyle Gawalko, RFT
  • Learning Leadership: The Role of a Forest Professional in the Industry By Greg Yeomans, RPF

Special Feature:

  • The 2012 Registration Exam: Building a Forest Professional Workforce By Randy Trerise, RPF

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MARCH - APRIL 2013

Forest Restoration (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Challenges and Opportunities in Forest Restoration By Doris Sun
  • A SMART Approach to Prescribed Fire Planning By Colleen Ross, RPF
  • What We Can Do With 730 Megatonnes of Slate Quarry Waste in Wales By Julie Williamson
  • Grassland Regained By Cathy Koot, RPBio
  • Oil and Gas Site Restoration in Northeast BC By Devin Scheck P.Ag and Akbar Khan, PhD, PEng
  • Riparian Restoriation: A Win-Win in Washington State Forests By Florian Deisenhofer

Interest:

  • Managing and Remediating Forested Karst Landscapes in BC By Paul Griffiths
  • Reflections on Forestry Practices in Poland By Kris Zmudzinski, RPF, MBA

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MAY - JUNE 2013

Invasive Species (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Combating the Common Enemy: The Fight Against Invasives By Doris Sun
  • The Insects That Tried to Steal Christmas By Jennifer Burleigh
  • The BC Inter-Ministry Invasive Species Working Group: Who We Are and What We Do By Val Miller, P.Ag.
  • Are BC Forest Lands Under Alien Attack? By Jennie McCaffrey and Gail Wallin
  • Genomics: A Valuable Tool in the Fight Against Invasive Microbiotic Species By Gabe Kalmar, PhD
  • Don't Move Firewood! A Movement to Contain the Spread of Emerald Ash Borer By Leigh Greenwood, Msc

Interest:

  • The Effects of Low-Intensity Fire on Vegetation and Fuel in a Pine/Bunchgrass Savanna By Roy Strang, PhD, RPF (Ret)

Special Feature:

  • The 65th ABCFP Forestry Conference and AGM

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JULY - AUGUST 2013

Get Your Feet Wet: Forestry and Fish (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • The Fish-Forest Connection -- Some Food for Thought By Doris Sun
  • Salmon Forests By Morgan Hocking, PhD
  • Coastal Log Watering -- Recent Gains and an Uncertain Future By Doug McCorquodale, RPBio
  • The Right Effort in the Right Place! By Randy Spyksma, MSc, RPF
  • The Decline of Sockeye: Is Logging to Blame? By Warren Warttig, RPBio

Interest:

  • Forests at the Root of North Island Communities By Neil Smith
  • Everything Under the Sun: Selkirk College Forestry Students Study Community Forestry in Mexico's Sierra Norte By Carol Andrews, RPF and Jesper Neilsen, RPF

Special Feature:

  • Results of the Membership Renewal Survey: It's a Good Process! By Lance Nose, Director of Finance and Administration

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SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2013

Land Use Planning: Learning From the Past, Looking to the Future (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • In Consideration of Land Use Planning By Doris Sun
  • Forest Stewardship and Land Use Planning: The Temporal Case By Hank Cameron and Casey Macaulay, RPF
  • Managing for Public Enjoyment on Private Land By Morgan Kennah, RPF, MBA
  • Kamloops Timber Supply Area Land and Resource Management Plan: A Little History and a Few Observations By Rick Sommer, RPF
  • In Support of Planning Within a Revised Forest Management Framework By Jeff McWilliams, RPF

Interest:

  • Volunteer to Teach Forestry: Show Students Your Outdoor Office! By Dean McGeough, RPF, and David Clark

Special Feature:

  • Forestry Team in Action
  • ForesTrust at Work: The Impact of Your Support

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NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2013

Inventory Counts (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Knowledge in Numbers By Doris Sun
  • Evolving Imagery Use for Forest Cover Inventory By Ann Morrison, RPF
  • Provincial Resource Inventories - A Historical Perspective and a Brief Look Forward By Dave Gilbert, RPF (Ret)
  • On The Importance of Wildlife Field-Based Inventories in Forest Management By Gilbert Proulx
  • A Best Practices for Generating Forest Inventory Attributes from Airborne Laser Scanning Data Using an Area-Based Approach By Joanne White, Mike Wulder and Roger Whitehead
  • Due Diligence in Inventories and Timber Supply Forecasting - An Industry Case Study By Earl Spielman, RPF
  • Canada's National Forest Inventory: Where Are We and How Did We Get Here? By Graham Stinson

Interest:

  • Personal Reflections on the Spring 2013 ABCFP Climate Change Survey By Colin Mahony, RPF
  • The Private Managed Forest Land Act: A Framework for Forest Management Regulation on Private Land in BC By Rod Davis, MSc, PAg

Conference Pullout:

  • 66th AGM and Conference: Forestry Fast Forward: The 2020 Vision

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2012

JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2012

Alder: Scourge or Opportunity? (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Alder: Scourge or Opportunity? By Brenda Martin
  • The Forest Goes Full Circle—The Rebirth of Red Alder By Neil Hughes, RPF
  • Projecting Future Climatic Habitats for Red Alder Under Climate Change Additional Resources By Tongli Wang, PhD
  • Why Won't We Embrace Alder? Hardwood Management on the Coast By Craig Wickland, RPF
  • Examining the Supply Chain: Red Alder in Coastal British Columbia By Dan Nadir, FIT
  • Growing Mixtures of Red Alder and Douglas-Fir Additional Resources By Phil Comeau, PhD
  • Why I Love Alder By Colin Buss, RPF
  • Beyond Nitrogen: How is Red Alder Growth Affected by Mineral Nutrient Supply? By Kevin Brown, PhD, PAg, RPBio

Interest:

  • Evading the Question of British Columbia's Not Stocked Forestlands By Anthony Britneff, RPF(Ret)

Special Feature:

  • National Forest Week By Brian Robinson, RPF
  • The 2011 Registration Exam: Building a Forest Professional Workforce By Randy Trerise, RPF

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MARCH - APRIL 2012

Green Building (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Green Building By Brenda Martin
  • It's Not Easy Being Greeen: A Critique of LEED Sustainable Forest Management Criteria By Shannon Janzen, RPF
  • What is Green Building and Why Should Forest Professionals Care? By Peter Moonen
  • What is a Life Cycle Assessment? By Athena Sustainable Materials Insitute
  • BC's Secondary Wood Products: A Well Kept Secret By Wes Macaulay
  • Different Paths to Green Building By Dave Patterson, RPF
  • BC Architects: Thinking About Wood By Peter Moonen

Interest:

  • Voluntary Peer Reviews: Way More Fun Than You'd Think By Brian Robinson, RPF

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MAY - JUNE 2012

BC's Forest Economy (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • BC's Forest Economy By Brenda Martin
  • The BC Forest Economy: Log and Lumber Outlook By Alice Palmer, MBA, BSF, and Russ Taylor, MBA, RPF, BSF
  • Transforming Forest Products By Alan Potter, PhD, MBA
  • The BC Forest Industry: Its Economic Future is Bright By John Allan
  • Tracking the Forest Industry: Using MFLNRO's Industry Economic Analysis By Tom Neimann, RPF

Special Feature:

  • Everything to Everyone: The Art of Forestry By Steve Baumber, MSc, RPF

Interest:

  • Interest Beyond British Columbia: Linking Forest Professionals Internationally By John Innes, PhD
  • Another Perspective on Climate Science By Kathy Hopkins, RPF

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JULY - AUGUST 2012

Tree Genetics and Forest Health (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Tree Genetics and Forest Health By Brenda Martin
  • Pests, Defenses and Climate Change: Doom or Destiny for the Lodgepole Pine? By Kathy J. Lewis, PhD, RPF and Christopher M. Wallis, PhD
  • Using Tree Genomic Data to Understand the Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic By Joerg Bohlmann, PhD, et al.
  • 1910-2012: White Pine Seed Production in British Columbia By David Reid, RPF
  • Forest Genetics and Tree Improvement in BC: Past, Present and Future By Jack Woods, RPF
  • It's Time to Plant Sitka Spruce Again: A Successful Outcome to Two Decades of Selection, Breeding and Research into Weevil Resistance By John N. King, RPF(Ret) and René I. Alfaro, PhD
  • The Need for Seed: Putting Improved Seed Policy into Practice By Guy Burdikin, RPF
  • Trees That Aren't Tasty: A New Silviculture Tool for Minimizing Deer Browse Damage to Western Redcedar By John Russell, PhD, RPF

Special Feature:

  • ForesTrust: Supporting Future Forest Professionals By Brenda Martin

Interest:

  • Make a Pledge: Bullying Stops Now! By Randy Trerise, RPF

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SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2012

Early Stand Development and Establishment (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Free Growing to Rotation By Brenda Martin
  • Intensive Silviculture…The Grand Illusion By Alan Vyse, RPF, and Ian Cameron, RPF
  • The ABCFP's Principles of Forest Stewardship Stand Establishment: Let's Start Planning for the Long-Term By Casey Macaulay, RPF
  • Free Growing: Caught in a Modern Kodak Moment By Suzanne Simard, PhD, RPF
  • Stand Management on Private Land in the United Kingdom By Sam Coggins, PhD, RPF, and Peter Glassey
  • Using Decision-Support Tools to Make Science-Informed Intensive Silviculture Decisions By Louise de Montigny, PhD, RPF, and Mario Di Lucca, MSF, RPF
  • The Secret Life of BC's Forests By Craig Farnden, PhD, RPF
  • Overview: British Columbia's Land Based Investment Strategy By Kevin Telfer, RPF, RPBio

Special Feature:

  • Forestry Team in Action

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NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2012

Perspectives on Professional Reliance (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Perspectives on Professional Reliance By Brenda Martin
  • Hey Bob, We Need to Change the Falling Boundary!! By Bob Craven, RPF
  • Forest and Range Practices Act: Big Dreams and Hard Realities in BC's Interior By Mauro Calabrese, RPF, RPBio
  • Professional Practice Standards Must Complement Results-Based Legislation By Rodger Stewart
  • Cooperation and Common Sense: Professional Reliance in Mackenzie By Dave Francis, RPF
  • The Fox is Guarding the Chicken Coop: Addressing Competing Values Within Forest Management By Valerie Langer and Karen Tam Wu, RPF
  • What Forest Professionals Think: 2012 Professional Reliance Survey By Brian Barber, RPF

Interest:

  • Fairness in the ABCFP's Discipline Process By Randy Trerise, RPF

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2011

JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2011

Weathering the Winter (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Weathering the Winter By Brenda Martin
  • Stump Shearing During Winter Road Building: Techniques and Benefits By Clayton Gillies, RPF, RPBio
  • Making Artificial Snow: Equipment and Limitations By Clayton Gillies, RPF, RPBio and Chris Matthewson, HBScF
  • Safe and Dry: Winter Cruising on the BC Coast By Jeff Kerley, RFT, ATE
  • You're Hurt and Lying on the Ground. It's Getting Dark. Now What? Dwight Yochim, RPF

Interest:

  • A Goldilocks Solution: Restoring Road Access in the Most Geologically Unstable Area of Canada By Stirling Angus, RPF
  • The Private Land Life of a Forest Professional By Domenico Iannidinardo, MBA, RPF, RPBio, PEng

Special Feature:

  • Battle of the NFPs By Brian Robinson, RPF
  • Over 400 Kids Celebrate National Forest Week with Art

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MARCH - APRIL 2011

Forest Hydrology (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Forest Hydrology By Brenda Martin
  • In it for the Long Haul: BC's Legacy of Hydrometric Monitoring and Watershed Research By Rita Winkler, PhD, RPF
  • The Sensitivity of Coastal Watersheds to Climate Change By Bill Floyd, RPF, MSc
  • Do Professionals Need a Forestry Background to Practice Forest Watershed Management and Forest Hydrology? By Dave Wilford, PhD, RPF, PGeo
  • Same Land, Different Acronyms: Understanding the Language of Drinking Water Protection By Rob Wood, RPF, and Steve Baumber, MSc, RPF
  • Management Practices in the Greater Vancouver Watersheds By Derek Bonin, RPF

Interest:

  • Call Grade Net Factor or Loss Factor: What's the Difference? By Ron Mecredy, RFT, ATE

Special Feature:

  • 2010 Registration Exam Randy Trerise, RPF

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MAY - JUNE 2011

Mid-Term Timber Supply Crisis (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Counting on our Forests: Midterm Timber Supply Crisis By Brenda Martin
  • Mountain Pine Beetle & Midterm Timber Supply By Jim Snetsinger, RPF
  • Opportunity & Midterm Timber Supply By John Rustad, MLA, Nechako-Lakes
  • Fertilization: How Can it Affect Midterm Timber Supply? By Ralph Winter, RPF, and Mel Scott, RPF
  • Making Better Business Decisions Using Enhanced Forest Inventories By Steve D'Eon, RPF
  • Midterm Timber Supply and BC's Wood Products Industry Summarized by Brenda Martin

Interest:

Special Feature:

  • Wood is Good 2011: A Roaring Success! By Brenda Martin

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JULY - AUGUST 2011

BC's Resource Roads (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • BC's Resource Roads: Safety, Technology and Access By Brenda Martin
  • Driving Our Lives Away By MaryAnne Arcand
  • Road Network Projection Models: Planning Roads for the Long Term By John Nelson, PhD, RPF
  • Building Ice Bridges: Adapting Technology for Climate Change By Allan H. Bradley, RPF, PEng
  • High Stakes: Taking Responsibility for Our Resource Roads By Dennis Bendickson, RPF
  • Maintaining Road Access for Rural Residences and Communities By Chris Petersen, RFT
  • Access Management: Resolving Complex Road Issues By Greg Rowe, RPF

Interest:

  • A Land Ethic for Resource Managers By Fred Marshall, RPF, PAg, Cert. Arb.

Special Feature:

  • Supporting Tomorrow's Forests Through Today's Students By Brenda Martin

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SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2011

Early Stand Development (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Early Stand Development and Establishment: Pre-Free Growing By Amanda Brittain, MA, ABC
  • Not Satisfactorily Restocked (NSR) Area in BC By Jim Snetsinger, RPF, Chief Forester
  • Rehabilitation of Mountain Pine Beetle Impacted Stands—Thinking Critically By Jeff McWilliams, RPF and Bruce Blackwell, RPF
  • Reigniting Passion for Silviculture: Minimum Free Growing Can't Be Our Goal By Al Waters, RPF
  • Mother Nature Suffers Fools Poorly: Early Stand Development in the South Central Interior By Dennis Farquharson, RPF
  • Opening Our Minds on Trees and Tenure: Early Stand Development on the Coast By Rick Monchak, RPF
  • Decision Support Tools for Early Stand Establishment By Kathie Swift, RPF

Special Feature:

  • Best Exam Possible By Amanda Brittain, MA, ABC
  • Forestry Team in Action

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NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2011

Forest Certification (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Sustainable Forest Management Certification By Brenda Martin
  • Becoming a Believer: Certification Works and FSC Certification Works Best By Glen Dunsworth, MSc, RPBio
  • Forest Management Certification: Chain of Custody By Jason Zimmerman, RPF
  • An Evolution: Forest Stewardship Council Certification and Tembec By Chris McDonell, RPF (Ontario) and Chris Stagg, RPF (British Columbia)
  • From Global to Local: Why is FSC popular around the world but not in BC? By Keith Moore, RPF
  • So You Think You Want to Get Certified? Choosing an SFM Standard By Michele de Bellefeuille, RPF
  • Interfor: 10 Years of SFI Certification By Gerry Fraser, RPF
  • Why Certify? The Cost of Forest Certification in BC Anna Tikina, PhD
  • Custom Built for Canada: CSA Certification for Canadian Forests By CSA SFM User Group
  • An SFI Audit: How it Works and What's Involved By Chris Ridley-Thomas, RPBio

Interest:

  • Silviculture: The Dilemma By Jim McWilliams, RPF(Ret) and Jeff McWillams, RPF

Special Feature:

  • Everything to Everyone: The Art of Forestry ABCFP's Annual Conference & AGM Registration Form
  • Membership Renewal Reminder

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2010

JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2010

Risky Business (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Risky Business By Brenda Martin
  • Global Weirding and Vanishing Animals By Fred Bunnell, PhD, RPBio
  • Species at Risk and Your Professional Obligation: New Guidance Paper Gives Direction By Ben Van Drimmelen, RPF, RPBio, LLB
  • All Hands on Deck: Taking a Joint Venture Approach to Species at Risk Conservation and Management By Pamela Zevit, RPBio
  • A Legal Triangle: Nooksack Dace, Species at Risk Act and Obiter Dictum By Jeff Waateinen, LLB, MA, BA (Hons)
  • Planning for Mountain Caribou: Habitat Management for a Species at Risk By Harold Armleder, RPF, RPBio and Michaela Waterhouse, RPF, RPBio
  • Species at Risk Management in BC: The Will to Simply Get On With It By Darlene Oman and Bruce Fraser, PhD
  • Where's the Law? BC's Species at Risk Need Strong Legal Protection By Keith Ferguson, PhD and Susan Pinkus, RPBio

Conference Pullout:

  • ExpoFor 2010 Registration Form

Interest:

  • Are You Side-Stepping Professional Reliance? By Michael Larock, RPF
  • How FREP Can Help You Meet Your Professional Obligations By Peter Bradford, RPF Special Feature
  • North Island Earns Double Awards By Lisa Brown, RPF
  • Pencils and Pine Combine in Celebrating National Forest Week By Brenda Martin

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MARCH - APRIL 2010

Fire in BC (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Fire in BC By Brenda Martin
  • On the Ground with the BC Forest Service By Donna MacPherson, et al.
  • Fuel Management and the Role of Forest Professionals By Jackie Hipwell, RFT
  • Ecosystem Restoration: A Renewed Interest in Prescribed Fire in BC By Greg Anderson, BSc, MSc and Al Neal, BSc, RFT
  • Facing the Flames: What BC Can Learn From Australia's Wildfires By Michael Feller, PhD
  • Reducing Fuel Hazards Using Mechanical Mastication in the Wildland-Urban Interface By Robert W. Gray, John Przeczek, RPF, and Richy Harrod
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans: Are They Making a Difference? By John Davies, RPF
  • The Mighty Mars Martian By Coulson Flying Tankers

Special Feature:

  • Building a Forest Professional Workforce: The 2009 Registration Exams By Randy Trerise, RPF

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MAY - JUNE 2010

Tenure Reform (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Tenure Reform By Brenda Martin
  • The Tenure System and Public Expectation: They No Longer Reflect Each Other By Bill Bourgeois, PhD, RPF
  • Restructuring Tenure for Sustainable Forest Management: Is Real Action Possible? By David Haley, PhD, RPF (Ret)
  • Community Forests: The Farmers' Market of the Forest Sector By Jennifer Gunter, MSc
  • Putting the Forests Back in Local Hands: Tenure Reform in BC By Brian McNaughton, RPF
  • It's Time to Make Forest Tenures More Attractive to Tenure Holders and Investors By Kerry McGourlick, RPF
  • Corporatization and Privatization as Elements of Tenure Restructuring in BC: Old Ideas for a New Set of Problems By Harry Nelson, PhD
  • Tenure Reform: A Shift to Bioenergy By Minister Pat Bell

Interest:

  • Improving Partial Cutting Practices on the Coast By Craig Wickland, RPF
  • World Heritage Sites in the Upper Fraser River Watershed? Legislation not Guidance Needed to Help Forest Professionals Protect These Sites By Darwyn Coxson, PhD

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JULY - AUGUST 2010

Professional Reliance Isn't Free (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Professional Reliance Isn't Free By Brenda Martin
  • From Saw Teeth to Real Teeth: Taking a Look at Dentists' Continuing Education By The College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
  • Ontario Professional Foresters Association and Professional Development. By The Ontario Professional Foresters Association
  • Developing Skills and Building Capacity for Tomorrow's Forest Product Industry: The UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing By Iain McDonald
  • Staying Current and Embracing Change: The Role of Continuing Education in Emerging Areas of Practice. By Chris Hollstedt, RPF
  • The Learning Cycle: What is it? And Keep Pedaling! By Mike Larock, RPF
  • Forest Management Institute of BC: What it Accomplished and the Gap it Left By Gordon Weetman, PhD, RPF (Ret) and Candace Parsons, RPF

Interest:

  • Saving Money: Breaking Down the Software Options Available to Forest Professionals By Mike Buell, RPF

Special Feature:

  • ExpoFor 2010

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SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2010

Time and Money: Getting in Touch with Forestry Consultants (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • Time & Money: Getting In Touch with Forestry Consultants By Brenda Martin
  • What I Learned: Growing from a One Man Band to the Whole Darn Orchestra By Jonathan Lok, RFT
  • How Do You Determine the Value of Your Professional Services? By The Consulting Foresters of BC
  • The Race to the Bottom: It's a Long and Painful Chase By Garnet Mierau, RPF
  • BC's Forestry Consultants: The Flexible Forest Resource By Jim Girvan, RPF, MBA
  • Laments, Dreams and Hard Decisions: The Ethics Behind Forestry Consulting By Brian Robinson, RPF
  • Retiring as a Consultant: It's All About Guaranteed Income By Fred Bowie
  • It's Not Just Culture: It's a Constitutionally Protected Right By Robert Joseph
  • Finding Your Niche: The Key to Starting a Successful Forestry Consulting Business By Candice Macalino
  • Conquering the Balance Sheet: Figuring Out What it Actually Says By Walt Burton

Interest:

  • Tenure Reform Through A Different Lens: Forest Stewardship Reform By Andrew Mitchell, RPF(Ret)

Special Feature:

  • Talking to the Next Generation of Forest Professionals By Brenda Martin

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NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2010

International Perspectives on Forestry (PDF)

Articles

Viewpoint:

  • International Perspectives on Forestry By Brenda Martin
  • The Evolution of Variable Retention: Western Canada, the USA and Tasmania By Susan Baker, PhD
  • Saving the African Forests: People Versus Trees By Peter Schatens, RPF(Ret)

Interest:

  • From New France to China: BC's Forest Products are a Strategic Commodity By Richard Shimooka, MSc
  • How Fire Behaviour and Fire Effects Models are Used for Fuel Management in BC By Robert W. Gray and Bruce Blackwell, RPF, RPBio
  • Enforcing the Foresters Act in New and Emerging Natural Resource Sectors By Michelle Mentore

Special Feature:

  • Forestry Team in Action By Michelle Mentore
  • Wood is Good 2011 - Registration Package ABCFP Forestry Conference & AGM

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