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Professional Practice Guidelines, Watershed AssessmentsThis webinar is the third in a series by the EGBC and ABCFP and provides background on why guidelines for watershed assessment and managing risk in the forest sector were developed. It indicates what the guidelines do and who they apply to, and sets out the structure and scope of them.Register NowWATERSHED3
Developing a Watershed Risk Management FrameworkThis webinar is the second in a series and provides background on why guidelines for watershed assessment and managing risk in the forest sector were developed. It indicates what the guidelines do and who they apply to, and sets out the structure and scope of them. It also discusses what is new in these guidelines with respect to the relative roles of forest professionals and specialists in assessing and managing risk.Register NowWATERSHED2
Watershed Assessment & Mgmt of Hydrologic & Geomorphic RiskThis webinar provides background on why guidelines for watershed assessment and managing risk in the forest sector were developed; indicates what the guidelines do and who they apply to; sets out the structure and scope of the guidelines; and discusses what is new in these guidelines with respect to the relative roles of forest professionals and specialists in assessing and managing risk.Register NowWATERSHED
Forest Legislation and Policy Reference Guide 2017The 2017 version of the Forest Legislation and Policy Reference Guide provides the basic concepts in an overview of much of the legislation and related policy that apply to forest management practices in BC today. It does not cover all forest management legislation and policy topics and should be used in conjunction with other reference material, including that listed in this Guide.Register NowPRS_17_PRG
VRM Module 1: The Public, Legislation, and PolicyThis module will examine the foundation of Visual Resource Management (VRM): public perception of harvesting activities on forested landscapes.Register NowVRM1
VRM Module 2: Visual Impact AssessmentsThis module will familiarize you with the critical data required for a Visual Impact Assessment (VIA) and how to determine the Basic VQO Definition. It also examines viewpoint selection, digital landscape photography, field safety, field image analysis, and using simulations.Register NowVRM2
VRM Module 3: Assessing the Proposed DesignThis module will examine how to assess a proposed visual design using Landscape Design principles. Operational strategies that harmonize a proposal with the landform and assessing a design using Numeric Data will also be explored.Register NowVRM3
VRM Module 4: Reviewing the Final DesignThis module will introduce the final review process and the application of Due Diligence to a Visual Impact Assessment (VIA). This course also examines the practice of professional forestry in the VRM context, professional documents, and the significance of a signature and seal.Register NowVRM4
Working with Indigenous Communities E-courseThe purpose of this ABCFP course is to equip practicing registrants to respectfully and effectively work with Indigenous Peoples within the context of professional forestry.Register NowABCFP_0414
Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct E-courseThis ABCFP e-course introduces registrants to the nine ethical and professional standards contained within the Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct, which forms part of ABCFP Bylaw 9, Standards of Ethical and Professional Conduct, and came into force February 5, 2021, replacing the ABCFP’s former Code of Ethics, and the Standards of Professional Practice.Register NowCEPC_0621
Climate Change OverviewThis ABCFP micro-course will introduce you to the current state of British Columbia's climate, the impact of climate change on forests and principles for creating effective adaptation and mitigation strategies. It also provides links to helpful climate change resources such as the BC Professional's Adaptation Network.Register NowCLIMATE
Assessing Your Interpersonal and Communication SkillsThis ABCFP micro-course introduces a simple process to formally self and peer-assess your communication and interpersonal competencies in order to identify gaps and areas for improvement. This tool and process will help assess your level of mastery for a range of competencies while providing recommendations on resources for improvement and upskilling.Register NowCOMMS
Principles of Forest Stewardship e-CourseThe purpose of this short-course is to clarify and reinforce your understanding of forest stewardship, provide tools to assess the alignment of your practice with the seven principles of forest stewardship, and assist you in making forest management decisions that maintain the structure, composition, function, and resilience of forest ecosystems over time.Register NowFS_01
Professional Quality Fieldwork and Rationales E-CourseThe Professional Quality Fieldwork and Rationales E-Course equips ABCFP registrants with the knowledge and tools needed to assess their practice and consistently deliver high-quality service.Register NowPQFR_01