Emergency Meeting Called February 6th, 2010

The following was sent by email and regular post late last week. Any of the documentation referred to in this letter will not be publicly available at this time. It is information for members only. If you are a member and have not received your information package by either email or regular mail then please contact me at todd.macpherson@nbfta.org and I will send you the information.

Bye for now



Hello Members

As a follow up to out last emergency meeting and subsequent acceptance of the ARPFNB to our terms, we are now in full support of the current Right-to-Practice Legislation. With that in mind, I am required to call one more emergency meeting for the general membership on Saturday, February 6th, 2010, at 10 AM in room 224 at MCFT.

The purpose of this meeting is to ratify the latest version of the legislation document. After that we will begin a 6-week public relations campaign, as required by law. The ARPFNB is holding their Annual General Meeting a week prior to ours and if for some reason their membership votes against the legislation then I will cancel our meeting. The Private Members Bill can not go forward unless both associations approve the latest draft of the legislation.

I can not stress enough the importance of this meeting. Forestry as you know it in New Brunswick will change forever with the enactment of this legislation. In order for your voice to be heard you must attend the meeting.

Attached to this document is the Act, rough draft of the By-laws, and a letter that was mailed out to various members of the forest community seeking their support of the legislation.

This meeting is open to NBFTA members in good standing only. To participate, your dues must be paid in full at the door.

(Note to Executive Members – I would like to meet with all of you after the emergency meeting to go over the applications for the NBFTA Scholarship. We received two applications so it should not take long.)

If any of you receive this email more than once, I apologize.

See you all on February 6th.


Todd MacPherson
New Brunswick Forest Technicians Association

CFE Credits for FREE – Fundy Model Forest Workshop Announced

Hello Everyone

I was informed of a conference next Thursday and it is an excellent opportunity to earn CFE credits. The workshop is titled “Implications of Intensive Silviculture and Mixedwood Dynamics on Forest Management” and is being held on January 28, 2010 from 9:30 AM – 4:15 PM at the KC Irving Theatre in Fredericton.

There is no cost for this workshop and lunch is included. There will be 6 credit hours awarded for members. Although this event is free you must register for it by sending an email to info@fundymodelforest.net or calling 1-506-432-7365 or 1-800-546-4838.

You can read the agenda by clicking here.