Awards & Award Winners

Current Award Winners

We are pleased to recognize recipients of our awards. These individuals have made great contributions to the association, the forestry profession and their communities.

John Armstrong, RFT, ATE
Distinguished Forest Professional

Ian Smith, RPF
Professional Forester of the Year

John Hopper, RFT
Forest Technologist of the Year

Rita Winkler, PhD, RPF
Distinguished Forest Professional

Paul Lawson, RPF
Distinguished Forest Professional

Congratulations to all of the 2016 ABCFP Award Winners.

Past Award Winners

Check our the list of our past award winners. Many of whom are recognized and respected names in the history of professional forestry in BC.

Contact Brian Robinson, RPF, director, professional development & member relations for more information on ABCFP awards.

Awards for Members
Climate Change Innovator
Recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to innovations in practice and /or policy in response to current or anticipated impacts of climate change in the field of forestry.
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Distinguished Forest Professional
Recognizes an individual for outstanding service to the forestry profession and for furthering the association's principles.
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Professional Forester of the Year
Recognizes a Registered Professional Forester for outstanding, recent service to the forestry profession and for furthering the association's principles.
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Forest Innovation Award
The Forest Innovation Award recognizes a Registered Professional Forester, Registered Forest Technologist, or Natural Resource Professional who has taken a leadership role in applying innovative activities, projects, practices, procedures, or policies beyond current forest management best practices.
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Forest Technologist of the Year
Recognizes a Registered Forest Technologist for outstanding, recent service to the forestry profession and for furthering the association's principles.
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Jim Rodney Memorial Volunteer of the Year
Recognizes an individual for outstanding volunteer service to the association and the profession. The Volunteer of the Year Award was named in memory of Jim Rodney, RPF, who passed away in 2004. Demonstrating his passion for his chosen profession, Jim was always willing to sacrifice his time and energy to advance the practice of forestry. It is fitting that the Volunteer of the Year award bear Jim's name. His volunteerism stands as an example and inspiration to everyone.
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Joint Awards
Bill Young Award of Excellence in Integrated Resource Management
Co-sponsored by the Association of Professional Biology (APB). Promotes cooperation between forest, fish and wildlife management and fosters leadership in integrated resource management.
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Forest Engineering Award of Excellence
Co-sponsored by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC). Recognizes excellence and promotes cooperation and leadership in forest engineering.
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Awards for Members and Non-Members (Nominations Accepted)
ABCFP Award of Merit in Sustainable Forestry
Recognizes an individual for significant and sustained contributions to the advancement of sustainable forest resource management. For non-members of the association.
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Awards for Non-Members (Nominations Accepted)
ABCFP Honorary Membership
Recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to forestry, the forestry profession or the association. For non-members of the association.
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BC Forest Professional Magazine Awards

Recognizes individuals who have written outstanding articles or letters for publication in BC Forest Professional (BCFP) magazine. Each January, the editorial board selects one article and one letter from the previous year which best advance the profession and demonstrate superb writing skills. Nominations are not accepted for BCFP awards.

TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Professional Development Award

In recognition of members who receive ABCFP Professional Development Certificates (for completing 150 contact hours of professional development in a five-year period), TD Insurance Meloche Monnex awards three monetary gifts annually. Visit the Pro D Certificate Program heading of the Professional Development page for more information.