CLP provides training and educational opportunities to Maine Loggers. The program is committed to recognizing the skill and professionalism of those who meet and exceed our standards. 

The CLP program is based on the following standards: 

  • Safety,
  •  Skill, 
  • Knowledge,
  •  Stewardship, 
  • Professionalism 
  • and Pride.   

The program takes pride in the fact that loggers’ accident rate is half what it was when the program began.  As a result, CLP loggers pay up to 59% less for Worker’s Compensation than non-certified mechanical loggers.


  • Logger Profile: Bill Taylor
    Bill Taylor is a conventional logger in Southern Maine and the current Certified Logging Professional Program Advisory Committee Chair. He has been logging for 45…
  • Mike St. Peter Receives Abby Holman Public Service Award
    Mike St. Peter, the primary safety instructor for Maine TREE’s Certified Logging Professional program, received the Maine Forest Products Council Abby Holman Public Service Award on…
  • Carmel Arborist & Logger Wins 2022 Game of Logging Competition
    2022 Game of Logging Winner Tyler McIntosh receiving the prize for winning the competition The 27th Game of Logging competition (GOL) was held in Greenville,…
  • Certified Logging Professional’s 2022 Spring Training Season
    Steve Laweryson providing conventional loggers information for the recertification session held at the University of Maine Forest in May. The Certified Logging Professional Program completed a successful…
  • 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…