News & News Releases

Read ABCFP news releases on topics related to forestry in BC and important association activities. From time to time, the association is also featured in articles, ads, video and radio broadcasts.

February 4, 2022
ABCFP Awards Recognize Contributions to Forestry in 2021
September 22, 2021
Forestry Isn’t Just About Trees, It’s About People
A column by Christine Gelowitz, RPF, ABCFP CEO
 
(Also published in the Alberni Valley News, Campbell River Mirror, and Kamloops This Week)
August 26, 2021
Let’s Take a Deep Breath About the Old Growth Technical Panel
A column by Christine Gelowitz, RPF, ABCFP CEO
August 26, 2021
Why professional forestry is a career requiring more than just a passion for the outdoors
Interview with Dave Gill, RPF, ABCFP councillor, on what it’s like to be a forest professional and what drew him to forestry.
Article published in the Daily Hive
August 16, 2021
The Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) and College of Applied Biology (CAB) have agreed to establish a joint regulatory panel to make recommendations regarding matters such as changes to the joint agreement, roles of registrants, professional practice, and competency standards. 
February 11, 2021
ABCFP honours forest professionals for outstanding work and contributions in 2020
News release 
February 11, 2021
North Saanich’s Neil Hughes honoured with 2020 Professional Forester of the Year award
News release  
February 11, 2021
Ladysmith’s Jim Girvan, North Saanich’s Kenneth Mitchell Honoured with Distinguished Forest Professional Awards
News release 
February 11, 2021
Campbell River’s Trevor Joyce named president of Association of BC Forest Professionals
News release 

February 11, 2020
Port McNeill’s Barb Drennan Named Forest Technologist of the Year
News release

February 11, 2020
Dave Bedford, Founder of DWB Consulting, Honoured With Distinguished Forest Professional Award
News release

February 11, 2020
Salmon Arm’s John Drew, Founder of Forsite Consultants, Honoured With Distinguished Forest Professional Award
News release

February 11, 2020
BC Chief Forester Diane Nicholls Honoured With Distinguished Forest Professional Award
News release

February 11, 2020
Cheryl Power, Resident Forester at UBC’s Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, Honoured With Distinguished Forest Professional Award
News release

February 11, 2020
Campbell River’s Kathryn Willis Honoured With Distinguished Forest Professional Award
News release

February 11, 2020
Nanoose Bay Professional Forester Elected President of Association of BC Forest Professionals.
News release

February 11, 2020
Twenty-five Forest Professionals Honoured for Outstanding Work in Forestry and Climate Change Research.
News release

August 1, 2019
Time to Redefine Forest Priorities
A column by Christine Gelowitz, RPF, ABCFP CEO, examines one of the major revisions needed for the Forest and Range Practices Act
Article published in the Vancouver SunVictoria Times Colonist, and Prince George Citizen.

March 19, 2019
Mike Larock, RPF, ABCFP director of professional practice, is interviewed on Global TV Okanagan about wildfires and how forest professionals are changing management practises to improve fire resilience.
Article and video

March 19, 2019
ABCFP to develop new training program and guidelines for forest professionals to improve BC’s fire resilience.
News release