Watershed Assessment and Management of Hydrologic and Geomorphic Risk in the Forest Sector

Video Length: 1:29:47

Date Recorded: July 29, 2020

This is the first in a series of webinars to introduce ABCFP and EGBC members to the new joint practice guidelines for assessing and managing watershed hydrologic and geomorphic risks in the forest sector.

This webinar will discuss the relevance of the Professional Governance Act, provide the background as to why the guidelines were developed, indicate what the guidelines do, and who they apply to, set out the structure and scope of the guidelines, and briefly discuss what is new in these guidelines with respect to the relative roles of forest professionals and specialists in assessing and managing risk.


  • Familiarize participants with the purpose and content of the guidelines, the components of risk assessment, and the roles of specialists.
  • Introduce participants to the development of a watershed risk management framework and its components.


Glynnis Marie Horel, P.Eng., FEC

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.

Jamie Skinner, RPF

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.

Mike Larock, RPF

Director of Professional Practice and Forest Stewardship, 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.

Stuart Nash, P.Eng.

Manager, Professional Practice Development & Outreach, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

As Manager of Professional Practice Development and Outreach at Engineers and Geoscientists BC, Stuart is responsible for helping to produce professional practice guidelines, supporting the association’s CPD committee and technical divisions, and liaising with outside groups of practitioners, including technical and cultural associations. Mr. Nash is a registered professional engineer with a background in municipal utility and site servicing engineering. Before joining Engineers and Geoscientists BC in 2018, he was a project manager and project engineer for a municipal engineering consultant.

Members can claim "1.5" informal professional development hours after viewing this session


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