Opinion: Bringing public confidence to B.C.’s forest management
October 11, 2017
By Christine Gelowitz, CEO, Association of BC Forest Professionals
October 10, 2017 Christine Gelowitz, RPF
The recent announcement from Environment Minister George Heyman setting the terms of reference for the government’s review of professional reliance in the natural resource sector brings some much-needed clarity to an item that was promised by both the NDP and Green Party during the election. As a professional regulator in the forest sector, the Association of B.C. Forest Professionals is supportive of ensuring professional reliance serves the needs of British Columbians and we look forward to working with Minister Heyman to achieve that end. Our 5,400 registered foresters live and work in communities across the province and they know both personally and professionally the importance of having an effective management regime safeguarding our forest ecosystem resources and the values they provide for British Columbians.