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Transfer of Forest Measurements Registration Board from ASTTBC to ABCFP Brian Robinson, ABCFP Manager of Professional Development & Member Relations Coastal.

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1 Transfer of Forest Measurements Registration Board from ASTTBC to ABCFP Brian Robinson, ABCFP Manager of Professional Development & Member Relations Coastal Cruising Supervisor’s Task Force Northern Interior Cruising Committee Southern Interior Timber Cruisers Association Spring 2009

2 Transfer Details Members need to agree to the transfer (ASTTBC) sent letter of consent If consent not received, accreditation will expire April 30, midnight effective date of transfer ATCs and ATEs become ABCFP associate members May 1: Associate members will receive a 7 month membership fee statement to Nov. 30 Existing registered members will retain accreditation

3 Timber Cruising Accreditation Fees ASTTBCABCFP Timber Cruiser’s Log and Application Forms$ 75$ 75 Timber Cruiser’s Log for Students Application Fee Annual Fee (non ABCFP members) Annual Fee (ABCFP members) 95 nil Reclassification Fee (move from ATC to ATE) 50 80

4 FMRB Transfer The FMRB is transferred to the ABCFP and called the FMB Matt Makar (VRI MFR) rep retired and not replaced Norm Shaw retired and replaced by Wayne Horvath RFT (education rep) Brian Robinson RPF is the ABCFP staff liaison All other Board members remain with Ron Mecredy continuing as chair Thanks to John Leech and ASTTBC

5 Associate Member Rights/ Obligations ATC scope of practice: Timber cruising forest measurements Survey and inventory forest measurements related to timber cruising (supervision/implementation) Photo interpretation and mapping related to cruising under the direction of an ATE, RFT or RPF

6 Associate Member Rights/ Obligations ATE Scope of Practice: Timber cruising forest measurements and timber evaluation Survey and inventory forest measurements related to timber cruising (planning/supervision/ implementation/quality control) Training, supervision and quality control for timber cruising and evaluation Photo interp. and mapping related to timber cruising and evaluation. Cruise planning and compilation Other functions under supervision of RFT, RPF

7 Associate Member Rights/ Obligations Cruising qualifications for entry and membership maintenance is the same Can use the titles: ABCFP Associate Member, Certified Forest Measurements Specialist, ATC, ATE Can vote on matters pertaining to associate members as determined by council No official council representation Can serve on appropriate committees

8 Associate Member Rights/ Obligations Must complete an annual self- assessment Subject to ABCFP complaint resolution process, the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice Can apply for ABCFP leaves of absence (up to 3) Examination process remains the same for now

9 Future Plans 1.We plan to expand associate membership to other subcategories including: Waste and residue assessments Scaling Silviculture surveys Vegetation resource inventory (danger tree assessments, soil disturbance surveys, visual impact assessments?) 2.Marketing and promotions

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