YOUR CIF SECTION EXECUTIVE
2018/2019 Section Executive
|Vice Chair||Volker Schmid|
To contact the Saskatchewan Section, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CIF/ASFP Joint NEWSEM Nov 2018
2019 ASFP MEMBERSHIP INVOICES
The 2018 ASFP membership invoices will be distributed via email shortly. All dues are to be paid, continuing competency hours are to be reported and commitment to the Code of Ethics is to be signed and submitted to ASFP no later than February 15, 2019. Please note, if a membership is being paid by the employer, it is still the member’s duty to submit their form to report 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|
Late fees will be applied to all payments received after the due date.
2018 CIF MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
You will be able to pay your CIF dues for renewal or new membership through the ASFP again for 2019. 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|
ASFP OFFICE HOURS
For the month of December, Office Hours will be by appointment. If you wish to book some time to speak with the Registrar or the Office Manager, email email@example.com or call 306-922-4655 and we will be happy to book some time with you.
UPCOMING EXAM DATE
The next scheduled exam is Monday, January 7, 2019. If you wish to write the exam, please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. Deadline to register is Wednesday, December 7 at noon. Information on the exams as well as sample questions can be found on the association’s website on the link 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 email@example.com.
REMEMBERING THE CANADIAN FORESTRY CORPS
Did you know about the Canadian Forestry Corps? It is a little-know fact that Canadian lumbermen played an important role in the first and second world wars. One of our members, Sindy Nicholson, shared a link to a website that talks about these brave men:
You can find more information about the Canadian Forestry Corps on the links below:
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.
International Mass Timber Conference
The International Mass Timber Conference is the largest gathering of cross-laminated timber and other mass timber experts in the world, with a special focus on manufacturing and mid- to high-rise construction. It attracts professionals from across the forest, manufacturing, design, development, and construction industries. Over 1,200 experts from 22 countries attended in 2018.
Event Details: March 19–21, 2019
Oregon Convention Center
To register, follow the link below:
TOUR OF IRELAND
The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut Forestier du Canada is hosting a one week cultural and forestry tour of Ireland in conjunction with Teagasc (pronounced “chaugs”, the Irish equivalent of FPInnovations) the week of May 12th to 18th 2019.
The tour will include a variety of natural, cultural, historical, and unique forestry sites and operations across southern Ireland. Join us and experience the friendly people, great music, great beer, and great whisky!
Registration is limited. As such, we recommend that you register early.
For more information, follow the link below:
Forest History Society
The Forest History Society has finally kicked off their initial meetings back in September. If you are interested in:
- Gathering and sharing stories about Saskatchewan’s forest related
- Gathering and preserving the photographic history of our forest
- Communicating this history to the current generation and preserve it for future
You can contact John Daisley at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this group.
Here are some forestry articles that may interest you. Click on the title to access the full article.
- ‘Lifeboats’ Amid the World’s Wildfires
- Improving farm, forestry safety
- Government of Canada supports Indigenous leadership in conservation
- Canada a dominant supplier of softwood lumber
- Rare and Diverse Giant Viruses Unexpectedly Found in a Forest Soil Ecosystem
- B.C. forest ministry cutting back on use of herbicide glyphosate
- All major forest companies in B.C. cut production
- Tree disease leaving ‘zombie forest’ in its wake, expert warns
- Rainforest destruction from gold mining hits all-time high in Peru
- Finland baffled by Trump’s comments about raking leaves to prevent forest fires
- Mass Timber Institute officially launched
You can also click below to access ADDITIONAL NEWSLETTERS
If you have links to fascinating articles or videos or information about a job opportunity or continuing education seminar, please email NEWSEM and I will pass it on.
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.