YOUR NEW CIF SECTION EXECUTIVE
2017/2018 Section Executive
|Vice Chair||Shawn Delainey|
ASFP OFFICE HOURS CIF/ASFP Joint NEWSEM December 2017
HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS
The Office Manager will be away over the holidays, between December 18th to January 5th. If you require immediate assistance, you can contact John Doucette at email@example.com.
2018 ASFP MEMBERSHIP INVOICES
The 2018 ASFP membership invoices will be distributed via email shortly. All invoices are to be paid, filled out and sent back to the ASFP office no later than February 15, 2018. Please note, if a membership is being paid by the employer, it is still the member’s duty to submit their form to report back his or her continuing competency hours for the year and to sign their commitment to the Code of Ethics.
Membership rates are:
|ASFP Membership Category||PRICE|
|Registered Professional Forester||$360|
|Registered Professional Forest Technologist||$360|
|Professional Forest Technologist-in-Training||$180|
|Leave of Absence||$180|
All membership dues paid after the deadline, will be subject to a late payment fee.
2018 CIF MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
You will be able to pay your CIF dues for renewal or new membership through the ASFP again for 2018. If you wish to renew this separately, you may do so online at www.cif-ifc.org. The membership fees are:
|Alberta, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, British Columbia (5% tax included)||$63.00||$63.00||$147.00|
|Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Québec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador(15% tax included)||$69.00||$69.00||$161.00|
|Ontario, Manitoba (13% tax included)||$67.80||$67.80||$158.20|
UPCOMING EXAM DATE
The next scheduled exam is January 8th, 2018. If you wish to write the exam but have not yet registered, email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. Deadline to register is Wednesday, December 13th at noon.
The following individuals may no longer use the Titles RPF or RPFT and are no longer authorized to practice Forestry in the Province of Saskatchewan:
- Kristan Johnson
- Terry Kuzma
- Wayne Lewis
- Kenneth Thomasgard
- Robert Thibeault
- Ryan Sandry
UPDATE IN THE COUNCIL AND COMMITTEES
After completing his term in the Executive Committee, John Thompson stepped down as Treasurer of the ASFP. We thank John for his dedication in serving in this role for the past few years. To fill his role, we welcome Dave Knight, who was appointed by the council as the Interim Treasurer until the next AGM.
The Admission Committee also under went changes in their membership. They welcomed Aaron Burns in the committee as Ken Van Rees and Matt Burtney resigned from their roles.
If you would like to get more involved with the association, the chairs are currently looking to welcome new members in their committees. The list of committees and their chairs can be found on the link below. And if you would like the contact information of any of the committee, don’t hesitate to ask at email@example.com.
The update of two policies has recently been approved by the council. The policies in question are below. To see the updated file, click on the policy name below.
To see more job postings, check http://asfp.ca/job-centre regularly!
For a small charge, the ASFP distributes forestry or resource-based Job Opportunities via email to our members. In addition to this email, we are now posting job opportunities on our website. Check it out: http://asfp.ca/job-centre. If your company has a job opportunity and wants it viewed by our entire membership, contact the ASFP office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTINUING EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS, PRESENTATIONS, EVENTS
CIF E-Lectures – What’s scheduled in the next few weeks? Missed a Lecture? Just visit https://www.cif-ifc.org/e-lectures/
Please note that previous CIF e-lectures are only available to CIF members.
Join the CIF for some Christmas Cheer!
The CIF Council of the Saskatchewan Section would like to invite you to a festive pub night at the Prince Albert Brewing Company, located at 1425 6 Ave E (by the Dairy Queen) on Tuesday, December 12 at 5 pm. This is a great opportunity to meet your council and socialize with other forestry professionals outside of work hours.
Again, this year, they will be collecting cash donations for the Prince Albert Food Bank.
So, mark your calendar! Vicki, April, Michael, Lorne, Shawn, Philippe, Amber, Dave, Sindy & Nadine are looking forward to seeing you all there!
Canadian Forest Service’s first Beyond the Canopy Conference
Here are some forestry articles that may interest you. Click on the title to access the full article.
- Scientists develop longer lasting Christmas tree
- Tolko to rebuild fire-damaged sawmill in B.C.
- Two B.C. forestry associations to merge
- Road collapse from heavy rain leads to logging truck fatality near Lake Cowichan
- Canada and B.C. draft conservation agreement for Caribou
- Canada takes next step in softwood lumber dispute
- Beetles are ravaging Europe’s oldest forest. Is logging the answer?
- Thinning the forests could change wildfire patterns, forest manager says
- Review of forest practices monitoring released
- Pine beetles from Jasper National Park moving into commercial forest
- Parks Canada plants 39,000 trees to rehabilitate its forests
- Alberta government approves controversial clear cut of forest
- Federal wildlife managers clear way for Walmart in vanishing South Florida forest
- Boreal forest integral to protecting future generations: David Suzuki
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This monthly publication provides information of interest to our members from the CIF and ASFP about upcoming workshops, meetings, field tours, continuing education opportunities, and forestry news.