February 5th marks a significant day in the future of the Association of BC Forest Professionals. We are moving forward to be governed under a new, modern Professional Governance Act that allows us to continue to protect the public’s interest through the regulation of the forest profession. The Professional Governance Act (PGA) is being brought into force through regulations, which also repeal the Foresters Act that has governed the ABCFP since 1947. The PGA is similar to the Foresters Act in that it also grants the ABCFP the privilege of self-regulation although we won’t have the same autonomy in our self-regulation status.New ABCFP Bylaws also take effect today. New bylaws are needed in order to transition the rights and authorities from the existing Foresters Act and meet the new requirements of the PGA. …Our new publication, The Professional Governance Act: What You Need to Know, provides more information on how the PGA affects you as a forest professional.