Forest Professionals BC (FPBC) was created in 1947 under the provincial Foresters Act. In 2021, the Foresters Act was repealed and replaced with the Professional Governance Act (PGA), which continues to charge FPBC with a duty to serve and protect the public interest through the regulation of the practice of professional forestry. Specific responsibilities to be undertaken by FPBC are assigned in Section 22 of the PGA.
The PGA, along with its corresponding regulations and FPBC Bylaws, outline how the organization is to operate. A board is granted the authority to govern and administer the affairs of the organization in accordance with the PGA. The council uses a policy-based governance model to provide leadership and direction to the organization.
Using this governing style, the board: