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…

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…

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…

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…

2020 CLP Loggers of the Year
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2020 CLP Loggers of the Year

Each year, Maine TREE’s Certified Logging Professionals program honors three loggers for promoting excellence in Maine’s logging profession. The Loggers of the Year are nominated for the award by fellow employees, employers, foresters, and other stakeholders in the forest products industry. The three categories for Outstanding Loggers of the Year are Conventional, Mechanical, and Contractor/Supervisor….

In Memoriam
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In Memoriam

The Certified Logging Professionals (CLP), a program of Maine TREE, is sad to report the recent passing of Erik Carlson of Edgecomb, owner of C and L Forestry.  Erik was a graduate of the University of Maine and had a career full service across Maine’s forest community.  We are grateful for his service as the…

Harvest Tour Held at Holt Research Forest
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Harvest Tour Held at Holt Research Forest

ARROWSIC, Maine – Maine Timber Research and Environmental Education (Maine TREE) hosted tours at their Holt Research Forest on Saturday, November 7, 2020, to exhibit an ongoing timber harvest. Thirty participants heard from consulting forester Barrie Brusila, harvest loggers Will and Don Cole of Trees, Ltd., and longtime UMaine Research Scientist Jack Witham about the…