Engineers and Geoscientists BC and the Association of BC Forest Professionals working to address issues raised in Forest Practices Board report

By the Engineers and Geoscientists BC and the Association of BC Forest Professionals
Marketwired
September 15, 2017

 

Engineers and Geoscientists BC and the Association of BC Forest Professionals are taking action to address concerns raised by the Forest Practices Board about the construction of resource roads in steep terrain. In its report released September 13, the Forest Practices Board (FPB) cited several instances in which professional guidelines and standards for construction on steep terrain were not followed, resulting in unsafe segments of road. “The Forest Practices Board report points to some troubling examples. As the regulatory bodies overseeing engineers, geoscientists, and forest professionals, we are committed to upholding high standards of professional practice,” said Ann English, P.Eng., CEO and Registrar for Engineers and Geoscientists BC. “We’ll be working together to gather more information in order to assure this work is undertaken with the appropriate professional oversight, and by individuals equipped with the necessary skills and competencies for this work.”

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