2021 CLP Loggers of the Year
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2021 CLP Loggers of the Year

Kirby McCarthy – 2021 CLP Conventional Logger of the Year Recognition in this business doesn’t just fall from the trees. You must earn it. The nominees were submitted for the awards by fellow employees, employers, foresters, and landowners. The winners were chosen by a panel of industry stakeholders, and all must meet and exceed in…

Mike Thurlow’s Team – Do Their Job!

Mike Thurlow’s Team – Do Their Job!

(Left to Right) Jan Santerre, Mike Thurlow, Teri Coolong, & Andy Wood It was a sunny, breezy, and cold day with wind chill in single digits for the December 4, 2021, Millinocket Marathon. The conditions did not faze Mike Thurlow, CLP logger from Lee Maine, and his team from joining 1,500 additional runners. Everyone was…

Logger Profile: Walter “Buzz” Qualey Jr.

Logger Profile: Walter “Buzz” Qualey Jr.

Buzz Qualey on KFM logging site near Millinocket Certified Logging Professional conventional logger since 1994, Walter “Buzz” Qualey Jr. is 64 years young and has worked in Maine’s forest products industry since the age of seventeen. Being from the small Aroostook County town of Benedicta, you either worked on the farm or in the woods….

CLP Logger/Forester from Rumford wins Game of Logging
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CLP Logger/Forester from Rumford wins Game of Logging

GOL Competitors and Judges photo (back row L to R) Mike Thurlow -judge, Steve Tatko-judge, John Grignon, Steve Laweryson -judge, Chris Roberts, Tyler McIntosh, Any Wood-head judge and MC, Barrett Carle-judge, John Cullen-judge. (Front row L to R) Jeremy Grignon – 3rd, Andrew Marquis-2nd, Steve Pinkham winner  GREENVILLE, Maine – It came down to the…

Kennebec Estuary Land Trust Holds Summer Day Camp at Holt Research Forest
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Kennebec Estuary Land Trust Holds Summer Day Camp at Holt Research Forest

During the winter of 2020 – 2021, Maine TREE completed a timber harvest at the Holt Research Forest, which opened the doors for an educational opportunity to introduce children to sustainable forest management. This summer, Maine TREE empowered the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) to host a Kids Summer Day Camp at the Holt Research…

CLP Recertification Training – March 26, 2021
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CLP Recertification Training – March 26, 2021

Join the Certified Logging Professional program for an online logger recertification training on Friday, March 26, 2021, from 2 PM to 4:30 PM. During this training, you will hear a program introduction and update from Mike St. Peter, gain knowledge from the Maine Forest Service, learn safety hot topics from MEMIC and Acadia Insurance, and get a market trend…

Connecting Maine Youth to Forest-based Careers
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Connecting Maine Youth to Forest-based Careers

At Maine TREE, we are ready to help teachers, and other organizational leaders, engage with middle and high school students to explore forest-based career options through several hands-on activities.  Those activities are part of the Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers module of Project Learning Tree.  If you are interested in learning more about this guide, or even trying the personality…

Updates from Our Certified Logging Professionals Program
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Updates from Our Certified Logging Professionals Program

For the 16th straight year, contractors in the CLP mechanical category will pay less for workers’ compensation rates. The CLP mechanical rate for new and renewal policies through April 2021 will be 49 percent less than non-certified workers. Maine’s rate for mechanical logging the lowest in the nation, saving the industry millions of dollars over time. The…