This webinar sets out the standard of practice expected of specialists who conduct watershed assessments initiated by forest professionals to inform risk decisions under a watershed risk management framework. Typical aspects of watershed assessments are described including characterizing the watershed and completing analyses and components of risk assessment usually done in a watershed assessment. Roles and responsibilities of forest professionals and specialists are discussed.
- Assist participants to understand the role of watershed assessments in a watershed risk management framework and the standard of practice expected in carrying out a watershed assessment.
- Association of BC Forest Professionals members and Engineers and Geoscientists BC specialists who carry out watershed assessments to inform the risk decisions of forest professionals.
G.M. Horel Engineering Ltd.
Glynnis has 45 years of experience as a geological engineer in terrain evaluation, slope stability, and landslide assessments, watershed assessments, earthworks construction; and road maintenance, reconstruction, and deactivation. She has worked in the coastal forest sector in BC for 27 years. She has completed watershed assessments on over 2 million hectares of forest land on Vancouver Island, the coastal mainland and Haida Gwaii. She is both a Technical and General Reviewer for Engineers and Geoscientists BC practice reviews; and has participated in the development of five sets of professional practice guidelines.
Tolko Industries Ltd.
Jamie has worked in the forest industry for 28 years since graduating from UBC in 1992 (B.Sc. Resource Management). He spent 4 years as a consultant in Terrace, BC, doing silviculture and timber development work and then in 1996 he and his wife moved to Kamloops where he started working for a large forest company. For the past 24 years he has worked in the Southern Interior of BC and is currently a Forestry Superintendent for Tolko Industries in their Planning Department. As part of his role, he coordinates the completion of watershed assessments in various community watersheds, fisheries sensitive watersheds, and “interface” watersheds where elements at risk from human development activities exist in some of the more populated areas of the Thompson-Okanagan.
Jamie has also helped organize several Forests and Water Workshops in Kelowna, BC, with the objective of sharing information and improving knowledge specific to forest hydrology. Jamie is a member of the ABCFP and represented the Forest Professional on the Joint Practices Board Task Force that worked on the guidelines. He continues to live in Kamloops, BC, with his wife and two teenage boys where they enjoy mountain biking and skiing and being outside.