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Professional Associations

Directory of Professional Forestry Associations in Canada


Alberta Society of Professional Biologists - As a professional Society and self-regulating body in Alberta, the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists is committed to the promotion of excellence in the practice of biology.

L'Association des entrepreneurs en travaux sylvicoles du Québec est le regroupement d'une quarantaine d'entrepreneurs qui exécutent plus de 65 % des travaux sylvicoles au Québec. Sa mission est de représenter ses membres auprès des instances gouvernementales et de protéger les intérêts de l'industrie.

Association des Biologistes du Québec with the following objectives: to bring together biologists in Quebec; to provide a forum for members to express themselves on biological issues; to ensure the distribution of scientific information to members; to promote research and the adequate teaching of biology; and to promote biological interests in general.

Association of Professional Biology is a community of professionals dedicated to supporting the College of Applied Biology and its members. It is established under the Society Act as a non profit organization. Membership requires that you first be a

Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists is a non-profit registered society, whose primary focus is to further the conservation and prudent management of Canada's natural resources based on sound ecological principles.

College of Alberta Professional Forest Technologists Our mission statement succinctly describes our purpose: "the College of Alberta Professional Forest Technologists will promote the professional management of all forested land in the province of Alberta"

College of Alberta Professional Foresters has over 650 members (March 2005) who believe in ensuring the competent practise of forestry in Alberta through the regulation of registered practitioners and their conduct. The College's mission is to serve society by regulating, enhancing and providing leadership in the practice of the profession of forestry in the best interests of the public.

Association des consultants en foresterie du Quebec- La mission de l'ACF est de promouvoir la participation et assurer une présence active des consultants en foresterie dans les débats entourant les grands dossiers forestiers du Québec.

Association of BC Forest Professionals is responsible for registering and regulating British Columbia’s professional foresters and forest technologists. With more than 5,300 members, including Registered Professional Foresters and Registered Forest Technologists, we represent the largest group of forestry professionals in Canada.

Association of Registered Professional Foresters of New Brunswick was founded in 1937. Members are bound by a code of ethics and are involved in national standards, policy development, and briefs to government, industry and university.

Association of Saskatchewan Forestry Professionals is responsible for Registered Professional Foresters (RPF) and Registered Professional Forest Technologists (RPFT) in the province. The purpose of the Association is to establish and maintain high standards for those practicing the profession of forestry in Saskatchewan.

British Columbia Institute of Agrologists is the provincial organization authorized under the Agrologists Act, a British Columbia statute, to govern the professional conduct of its members, in support of the public interest. Persons who hold themselves out to be an agrologist must be duly registered with BCIA under the Act.

Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board is responsible for the accreditation of Canadian university forestry programs for the purpose of meeting academic requirements for professional certification.

Canadian Institute of Forestry - Institut forestier du Canada - An organization to advance the stewardship of Canada's forest resources through leadership, competence, and public awareness. Represents the interests of professional, academic, and technical foresters. Publishes the Forestry Chronicle

College of Applied Biology - Professional Biologists in B.C. are governed by the College of Applied Biology. The College of Applied Biology Act is the first legislation of its kind in North America, and is the first time applied biologists have been granted full professional status through self governing legislation.

Consulting Foresters of B.C. - is a non-profit society representing the business interests of forestry consultants in B.C. Find a list of our members and their areas of specialty in our Membership Directory.

International Association for Landscape Ecology aims to develop landscape ecology as a scientific basis for analysis, planning and management of the landscapes of the world. IALE advances international co-operation and interdisciplinary synergism within the field, through scientific, scholarly, educational and communication activities.

International Forestry Students Association is an association of local and national organizations of university level forestry students. The goal of IFSA is to bring together forestry students from all over the world and represent these students at a global level. Founded in 1990, IFSA now has about 45 members from over 30 countries.

The International Society of Tropical Foresters, Inc. is a non-profit organization, and was first organized in 1950. The main objective of the organization is the transfer of technology and science to those concerned with the management, protection and wise use of tropical forests.

New Brunswick Forest Technician Association (NBFTA) The NBFTA is a voluntary organisation and is the legal certifying body of Forest Technicians and Technologists in New Brunswick. Certified members must successfully pass an exam and participate in the Canadian Institute of Forestry's Continuing Forestry Education Program.

Ontario Professional Foresters Association was established by The Professional Foresters Act, 2000. The principal object of the Association is to regulate the practice of professional forestry and to govern its members in accordance with this Act, the regulations and the by-laws in order that the public interest may be served.

Ordre des ingénieurs forestiers du Québec a comme fonction principale d'assurer la protection du public en matière d'expertise professionnelle dans le secteur forestier québécois. L'ingénieur forestier occupe un champ de pratique exclusif défini dans la Loi sur les ingénieurs forestiers.

Ordre des technologues professionnels du Québec est un ordre professionnel à titre réservé créé par le gouvernement du Québec afin d’assurer la protection du public en régissant l’exercice de la profession de technologue. Il regroupe près de 4000 membres représentant 60 disciplines dans les technologies des sciences appliquées du Québec.

Registered Professional Foresters Association of Nova Scotia is a non-profit association for professional foresters who's objective is to improve the holistic management of all the forest resources in the Province of Nova Scotia.

Society of American Foresters to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry; to enhance the competency of its members; to establish professional excellence; and, to use the knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic of the profession to ensure the continued health and use of forest ecosystems.

Southern Interior Timber Cruisers Association - members from all aspects of forestry. SITCA's goals are to: * Promote the viewpoints of its membership to the Government and Industry. * Promote communication between members. * Promote continuing education and training for its members. * Promote high standards in cruising.

Utility Arborist Association is an organization of nearly 3,000 individuals with interest in and a commitment to the maintenance of trees and other vegetation. Our primary goal is to ensure the safe and reliable distribution of energy, including electric, oil, and gas, to businesses and residences.

Western Silvicultural Contractors' Association - Since 1984 the WSCA has represented the silvicultural contracting industry to both federal and provincial governments on forest policy, industry regulation, and health and safety. Our members include treeplanting, stand tending, wildfire fighting, site preparation and ecosystem restoration contractors.