Community and Aboriginal Forestry Specialization

The Forest Resources Management Major, Specialization in Community and Aboriginal Forestry (CAF), provides prospective forestry professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the forest resource sector.CAF BrochureCAF Brochure This specialization is recognized by the Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board, and graduates are eligible to register with the Association of BC Forest Professionals to become Registered Professional Foresters (RPFs). Therefore, this specialization is designed to facilitate students’ acquisition of a specific skill set and a recognized accreditation to give them the confidence and authority they need to make effective decisions in the emerging field of Community and Aboriginal forestry.

What will I learn?

You will be introduced to the biological, physical, and social sciences basic of forest resource management. You will gain a working knowledge of the characteristics of forest resources, their interactions, and management approaches. You will study the political and socio-economic contexts of forestry practice and the historical and ethical foundations of the profession. The interdisciplinary CAF specialization provides you awareness and skill in cross cultural communications, facilitation, policy, and small business management. Throughout the program, emphasis is placed on encouraging communication skills, both oral and written, creative thinking, critical analysis, and professional pride.

Get the skills to help you create positive change within your community!