As used in this article, the following words and terms have the following meanings:
(a) "Board" means the State Board of Registration of Foresters.
(b) "Certificate" means a certificate issued to practice as a registered forester or registered forestry technician.
(c) "Certification" means a certificate issued under the provisions of this article.
(d) "Certified" means a person holding a certification issued under the provisions of this article.
(e) "Forester" means a person who has acquired specialized forestry training by reason of his or her knowledge of the natural sciences, mathematics, silviculture, forest protection, forest management, forest economics and forest utilization, acquired by professional forestry education and practical experience.
(f) "Forester-in-training" or "Forestry technician-in- training" means a person who possesses the necessary educational qualifications as prescribed in this article for certification, but who has not completed the experience requirements in the field of forestry as required for certification.
(g) "Forestry" means the professional practice embracing the science, business, and the art of creating, conserving and managing forests and forestlands for the sustained use and enjoyment of their resources, material or other forest produce.
(h) "Practice of forestry" means professional forestry services, including the consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning or responsible supervision of any forestry activities when such professional service requires the application of forestry principles and techniques.
(i) "Permit" means a document issued as evidence of qualification to practice as a forester-in-training or forestry technician-in-training under this article.
(j) "Permitee" means a person holding a permit issued under the provisions of this article.
(k) "Registered Forester" means a forester certified under this article.
(l) "Registered Forestry Technician" means a forestry technician certified under this article.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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