Sue Price of Williams Lake has been elected to the 65th council of the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP).
The council officially took office Feb. 23 at The Art of Forestry — the ABCFP’s annual forestry conference and AGM in Victoria, B.C. This year’s president is Steve Lorimer, a registered professional forester (RPF), from Ladysmith.
The 65th council includes forest professionals from around the province who have a variety of backgrounds that will enhance the work of the ABCFP. This year’s council includes representatives from government, large forest companies and independent consultants.
The ABCFP council governs the affairs of the association and works to fulfill the ABCFP’s mandate as defined in the Foresters Act. The ABCFP council is made up of 10 elected councillors and two lay councillors who are appointed by the provincial government.
Since the late 1980s Price has been a forest consultant specializing in silviculture. As part of the Forest Practises Code era, she co-authored the Silviculture Surveys Guidebook and over the years assisted with the revisions of the new Silviculture Surveys Manual.
She says she has been very fortunate to work with a number of major licensees, ministry agencies, First Nations, universities and colleges. She believes that professional and public education are key and vital components of successful forest management.