These guidelines were first published in 2005 and were recently updated to reflect current industry standards and practices and to reference the Professional Governance Act. In particular, this revision provides additional clarity on:
- Responsibilities of the Coordinating Registered Professional (CRP) and Professional of Record (POR);
- Use of hydrology and hydraulics during the design process;
- Climate change considerations;
- Requirements of site surveys; and
- Skill sets required of CRPs and PORs.
This revision also adds a professional statement for transferring responsibility between CRPs.
- Understand the role, scope, and applicability of professional practice guidelines in general, and these guidelines specifically;
- Become aware of why these guidelines were updated;
- Understand the roles, responsibilities, and required skill-sets of CRPs, PORs, and specialists;
- Understand the professional practice considerations for professionals throughout the planning, design, and construction of forest crossings; and
- Understand quality management requirements and considerations for forest crossing projects.
Manager, Individual Audits and Practice Reviews, Engineers and Geoscientists BC
As Manager, Individual Audits and Practice Reviews, Stuart Nash works on Professional Practice Guidelines, leads the team responsible for managing the Continuing Education (CE) Program, and is managing the transition to the new Audit and Practice Review Programs for individuals under the Professional Governance Act. Stuart is a registered professional engineer with a background in municipal utilities and site servicing engineering.
Director of Professional Practice, The Association of BC Forest Professionals
Mike Larock is a registered professional forester and the Director of Professional Practice and Forest Stewardship with the Association of BC Forest Professionals. Mike leads the development of professional standards, supports practitioners, and provides ABCFP response on professional practice matters.
Before joining the staff of the ABCFP, Mike served the ABCFP as both an elected member and then president.
Mike lives in the coastal western Hemlock, extra dry maritime, where he is a father of four, grandfather of three, a woodlot licensee and private forest landowner. Mike has been a practising forester for 38 years.
Principal and Managing Engineer, StoneCroft Engineering Ltd.
Lee Deslauriers is the Principal and Managing Engineer of StoneCroft Engineering Ltd. He has over 25 years of experience as a specialist in the natural resource sector, concentrating on bridges, stream crossings, steep roads, retaining walls, log handling and marine facilities, as well as infrastructure projects for First Nations, parks, and municipalities. Lee is a professional engineer and registered professional forester, with a degree in Forest Operations and Forest Engineering from UBC, which was supported by exchanges to New Zealand and South Africa. Lee promotes practicality, safety, and environmental stewardship in his work. His volunteer experience includes Patroller at Mount Cain, Past Chair of the Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector Division of Engineers and Geoscientists BC, and the Joint Practice Board of ABCFP/Engineers and Geoscientists BC Crossings Task Force, co-authoring Version 3 of the Crossing Guidelines. Lee lives in Campbell River with his wife Janice and daughter Isla.