employing the services of a Registered Professional Forester,woodland
owners receive a variety of services and benefits.
Get the most value and enjoyment from your forest
now and in the future with the help of a Registered Professional Forester
(R.P.F). R.P.F's can provide you with expert advice on timber
harvesting, tree planting, recreational planning and wildlife habitat
management. They can also do the work for you.
Registered Professional Foresters have the diverse
knowledge and experience to advise you on the technical, ecological
and financial aspects of managing a woodland. All R.P.F.'s
have a degree in forestry from an accredited university (or equivalent
education certified by the Ontario Professional Foresters Association)
and essential practical experience.
An R.P.F. can:
An R.P.F. can assess your woodland by:
R.P.F's can provide woodland owners with natural
area information by:
obtain membership in the Ontario Professional Foresters Association
(O.P.F.A.) and become a Registered Professional Forester, a forester
must meet specific educational and practical experience requirements,
and be sponsored by R.P.F's. Established in 1957, the O.P.F.A.
serves as a governing body for foresters, ensuring professionalism
and accountability. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional
standards of practice.
The Ontario Professional Foresters Association has
a long tradition of striving for improved standards, legislation
and forest management programs in Ontario for both public and private
For more information on Registered Professional
Foresters and woodlands issues, contact
the OPFA office.
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