COUNCIL ON FOREST ENGINEERING
BYLAWS / CHARTER
COUNCIL ON FOREST ENGINEERING
Article I - Name
The name of this organization shall be the Council on Forest Engineering, hereinafter referred to as the Council.
Article II - Objectives
The objectives of the Council are:
1. To foster the development of forest engineering in industry, government, and in university teaching, research, and extension programs in order to promote the best methods of managing and operating forests, both private and public.
2. To service the Council and its members in such matters.
3. To serve the forestry profession on matters of policy in the area of forest engineering.
4. To disseminate technical information in forest engineering subjects.
Article III - Functions
In order to carry out these objectives, the Council shall:
1. Collect, compile, analyze, and distribute information, and institute studies of such matters as are deemed of general interest.
2 .Institute cooperative action between members, governments, and the general public.
3. Keep in touch with opinions and problems of members.
4.Investigate and, when possible, seek solutions to problems of industry as related to forest engineering practice.
5 .Formulate and advocate, through the Council, legislative and educational measures.
6. Assist in representation by the Council or its members in negotiations with governments where desired.
7. Maintain through the Council close and friendly contact with other associations so as to develop common overall policies wherever possible.
8. Meet annually at a place and time selected by the membership.
9. Exchange information using a semi-annual newsletter.
10. Encourage the coordination of educational programs in forest engineering.
11. Encourage development of regional chapters.
12. Perform such other functions as are deemed desirable.
Article IV - Membership
Membership in the Council shall consist of the following classes:
Members, Student Members, Retired Members
1. Members - A member shall be actively engaged in forest engineering in any area where engineering principles are applied to the solution of problems on forest land. A member may be employed in public agencies and forest-based industries, or an organization closely related thereto; or in a scientific institution or trade school relating to forestry; or with a consulting firm in the field of forestry; or with a firm manufacturing or supplying equipment, supplies, or services used in the forest-based industries.
2. Student Members - A student member shall be pursuing a course of instruction in a university, technical school, or trade school related to forest engineering.
3 .Retired Members - A retired member shall have been employed in the field of forest engineering, in good standing for a period of twenty-five (25) years, who on retirement from active duty with his/her employers, wishes to remain affiliated with the Council. Upon approval of the Council, he/she shall be entitled to retired membership for life.